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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices April Real Estate Video Update for Vinings

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has released its video market update for Vinings real estate in April.

What I notice most is that things that have been sitting on the market are finally moving as prices have dropped to accommodate what buyers are willing to pay.  New listings coming on the market (if priced correctly) are selling immediately. Buyers that have been sitting out there waiting for something to come on the market this spring, are finally buying.   I think you’ll see a big uptick in these numbers come May for closings.  The dramatic drops you’re seeing are due to lack of new inventory entering the market.

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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle 2015 Gold Agent

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties is pleased  to announce that Tina Hunsicker has been named as one of the Berkshire Hathaway Chairman’s Circle Gold Agents as a result of nearly $13 million in real estate sales for 2015!

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New Listing: 1908 New Haven Court SE

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1908 New Haven Court SE, Smyrna

If you’re looking for million dollar  finishes in your home, 1908 New Haven Court may be just the place for you. The vaulted ceiling and soaring windows in the great room, light-filled and elegant open floor plan, graciously sized bedrooms and living spaces create a stunning first impression but the beauty of this home is really in the details.

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The home has been completely remodeled this year with all new bathrooms, a family-friendly eat-in kitchen, new cabinetry and appliances, new hardwood floors, new roof and windows. The home has gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the living spaces and bedrooms, no carpet anywhere. With fresh paint and designer wall coverings thru-out, all new light fixtures and built ins in study, you’ll a find a beautifully appointed home that is absolutely move-in ready.

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Trim has been added everywhere with coffered ceiling, wainscoting, built ins in the study, and all new light fixtures. The elegant master bedroom on the main floor has beautiful woodwork highlighting the high ceilings; the master bath has heated Carrara marble floors a claw-foot soaker tub and separate glass spa shower.

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The main living area flows out to a private landscaped backyard with a deck and pool, perfect for entertaining or just hanging out.

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This home really has too many upgrades to list- you really need to see it to appreciate what a great opportunity this is! Check out the full listing here; please contact me if you have any questions about this beautiful home or to set up a time to view it.

Overview: 3,475 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, pool

Schools: Teasley/ Campbell/ Campbell

Listing price: $525,000

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Happy New Year!

Whew! December was quite a busy month! For some reason, December has always been a good month work-wise, and this year was no exception. Of course, with a young child, there is a lot to do to prepare for Christmas. And if both of those things weren’t enough, on the 10th we converted from Prudential to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services!

Here is a nice article about the conversion from the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Prudential set to become Berkshire Hathaway

by Douglas Sams
Commercial Real Estate Editor- Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta’s largest residential real estate company plans to make a bold move into the ultra-competitive luxury home market.

The push comes almost eight months after Prudential Georgia Realty, probably known best for new home sales in suburban Atlanta markets, was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A, BRK-B) affiliate HomeServices of America Inc.

Continue reading…

Now we’re on to 2014 and have new listings that will be popping up soon. I’ll be posting some in the days to come, but for now, we are hoping your year is off to a great start and you are staying warm!

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Upcoming Vinings Restaurant Week!

Come one, come all to the Second Annual Vinings Restaurant Week from Oct 5th-13th.

ImageIf you already call Vinings home, live just across the river in Buckhead or over the RR tracks in Smyrna, you are probably looking forward to another great restaurant week. Besides the fact that these are all great restaurants (we’ve tried all of them!), eating locally gives us a chance to run into friends and neighbors while we are out. We will make it a point to visit as many of these restaurants as we can.

Each place will offer fixed price menus – $15, $25 and $30.

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These are just a few of the eighteen neighborhood restaurants participating in Restaurant Week! With so many great places to choose from, you’ll find something to suit anyone’s taste including dessert and breakfast/brunch/lunch for you early birds.

If you’ve found this link because you are searching for a Vinings home, this is a perfect opportunity to see what the area has to offer. Grab a friend or come out and make a friend. We looking forward to seeing you there!

For you locals – which of these restaurants is a must-visit? If these places are new to you, which one are you most looking forward to trying?

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Tina’s Exciting New Affiliation with Prudential Georgia Realty

By the end of the year, metro Atlanta will be seeing the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sign - with my name on it!

By the end of the year, metro Atlanta will be seeing the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sign – with my name on it!

I’m pleased to announce my new affiliation with Prudential Georgia Realty.  As of this Monday I’ve made the transition and am working at getting new listings converted as I post this.

There is something exciting going on at Prudential!   On December 10th we will become Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties.  Below is a video to give you an idea of why the conversion and the new signage.

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I’m thrilled to be entering the largest network of agents in the state of Georgia and bring this fabulous brand to Buckhead, Vinings and Smyrna.  You will see my signs converting to Prudential this week and in December the Cabernet signs will appear.  More to come of this fabulous affiliation but I’m still learning them as well.

Check out this video!

Click here to get to know Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - there's a  brief video and more information describing the company coming to Atlanta in December 2013!

Click here to get to know Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – there’s a brief video and more information describing the company coming to Atlanta in December 2013!

Here’s my contact info (email and phone number are still the same!):

Tina Hunsicker, Vinings Realtor with Prudential Georgia - Buckhead Office

Tina Hunsicker

Tina Hunsicker

Prudential Georgia Realty – Buckhead Office

http://tinahunsicker.com

(404) 931 – 3944

tinahunsicker@hotmail.com

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Vinings, Buckhead and Smyrna Real Estate Markets for 2013

It’s already January 8th and I’m finding a moment to reflect on what trends I saw in the Atlanta real estate market last year and what (in my humble personal opinion) will be happening in 2013 with our housing industry and more specifically in my market areas of expertise – Vinings, Buckhead and Smyrna.

As each area of Atlanta seems to have a different feel and velocity, I’ll approach the areas separately. I’ll provide the statistics to back up my opinions on another date as I post them frequently and they only tell one part of the story. I like to say what I see from a grass roots perspective. I know real estate management and even many other bloggers like to paint a rosy picture to get people to “buy” houses, I tend to be much more pragmatic and look at things with an analytical eye, as a homeowner and a mother as to what my clients are feeling and needing.

Vinings


I’ve said this all year, but I believe even more so now. Inventory is low and if you want to sell it is a good time.

Almost new with master on the main - so close to Lovett and Westminster. This Vinings home is located at 930 Randall Farm Road. Listed by Tina Hunsicker of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty. Please click here to see more information and additional photos.

Almost new with master on the main – so close to Lovett and Westminster. This Vinings home is located at 930 Randall Farm Road. Listed by Tina Hunsicker.

I do feel pricing in the Vinings real estate market is still above what many are expecting and I think quite a bit of the inventory will continue to sit unless its adjusted back to about 2000 levels. We were at 1998 levels, so this is good news.

Unfortunately, we still have many people pricing at 2005-2007 levels and it just isn’t going to work. Yes, Vinings has great county services, much lower tax levels, it’s a charming Village to live in etc., but pricing can’t be higher than its neighbor across the river in zip code 30327.

For the Vinings area, I have investors and builders engaged again.  And although they don’t have spec home interest, there is a pent-up demand for new homes specifically for empty nesters wanting to get rid of the Buckhead taxes and their $3M and up homes. Families come to Vinings once they are in private school, but since private schools are eating up alot of their incomes, they tend to look for the more reasonably priced homes, or by Vinings standards, almost starter homes in the $500,000 and $600,000 ranges.

Back in the peak, many families with children in Atlanta’s private schools were buying the newer construction homes for $1.5M, but I’ve seen several families that were over extended go into foreclosure and I think recent purchasers have been much more prudent. (I have clients still waiting for the newer construction foreclosures, but I think that bus left the station.)

There will continue to be deals like in any market, but very rare and far between – and we are are seeing those get bid up when they come on low priced. I just recently found a fabulous deal and it never hit the market, and that’s what I predict will continue to happen with deals as they become increasingly rare.

Buckhead

I represented the buyers in the sale of this Buckhead home in the past year - listed at over $1M, home sales like this are indicators of the higher tier market in Buckhead making a comeback.

I represented the buyers in the sale of this Buckhead home in the past year – listed at over $1M, home sales like this are indicators of the higher tier market in Buckhead making a comeback.

I’m thrilled to say that the higher tier is finally coming back. I believe this demand is fueled primarily by bargain hunters and we won’t see the volume of $3M and up transactions that we used to.

There is definitely a building trend going on in Buckhead as older homes are not moving. People that are willing to spend the mulitple millions of dollars want something with high ceilings, open floor plan, basements for kids or storing stuff.   I’d say almost 90% of the high end transactions are homes that show like “new” even if they aren’t new.  They have to be in A+ condition to command the big bucks.

The properties with land, meaning over 2 acres, are tough to find as well. There is definitely a group of people in the under $2M category that are looking for something with land and will pay the higher taxes to have that lifestyle….but there just isn’t any inventory.

One of the ways I gage “demand” is the number of emails that circulate around my firm for people with buyers who can’t find anything that’s in the system.  It used to be about once every couple of weeks we’d get a “buyer needs” email stating they’d looked at everything on the market and if you have anything that you haven’t listed yet to let them know.   Now it seems like we receive one of these emails daily.

I also gauge the views online on my listings to see what to expect in showings and there was a sharp spike at the beginning of the year, so I know what’s coming around the corner – showings. Which leads to sales.

Smyrna

Located near restaurants and shopping in Vinings, this one at 2714 Vinings Oak Drive was sold in 2012 for a list price of $370,000 by Tina Hunsicker of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty.

Located near restaurants and shopping in Vinings, this one at 2714 Vinings Oak Drive was sold in 2012 for a list price of $370,000 by Tina Hunsicker.

The price point that’s hot for Smyrna is lower than it historically was. Builders bought foreclosed lots at a deep discount and are putting up new homes in the $300,000 price point, so selling things over $500,000 is tough. When people start getting to the half million dollar price point they seem to have graduated to inside the perimeter. The exception to that rule are those that need more space or really want newer homes with higher ceilings. They’ll still pay over $500,000 to live in 30080.

I wish I could convince more empty nesters to consider the small step to OTP. They are very particular and choosy in their neighborhoods as they are afraid their Buckhead friends won’t visit them. So only a few neighborhoods remain acceptable to them.

I think we need more upscale neighborhoods just outside of the Perimeter and I propose it goes in the Vinings Heights neighborhood where all the ranches are as its SO close and there is still land there. Unfortunately, those ranches keep getting fluffed up and are becoming too expensive to tear down. Time will tell there as that neighborhood is such a great location to stay as depressed as its been. I think more young people would do well to tear those down, or continue to “fluff” to get the great lots just on the perimeter.

Overall

I see the lower inventory levels bringing prices up slightly, but I don’t think buyers will jump up in their price point as much as sellers are thinking. If you want to sell it will be easy if priced correctly.  If you want to buy, you may have to pay a little more than people did a year ago, but we are still at good low levels.  Interest rates are still so incredibly low you have to take advantage of them if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines.

Let me know if I can help! Things are hopping in Atlanta and I’m so glad to be busy, and you never know, I may have a buyer in my back pocket just waiting for your house!

Tina Hunsicker

Prudential Georgia – Buckhead Office

Email: tinahunsicker@hotmail.com

Phone/Text: 404.931.3944

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One Vinings Mountain condo for sale with amazing city views

This home is no longer on the market.  If you would like to find out more about Vinings condos for sale, please contact me. 

One Vinings Mountain ~ 2950 Mount Wilkinson Parkway  ~  Atlanta, GA 30339

Two bedrooms, two full and one half baths.

Offered at $389,000

Back on the market, it will sell quickly again with this city view at this low price! Low Cobb County taxes, Essex floor plan. One Vinings Mountain has many amenities and I’d love to give you a tour of the gardens and outdoor veranda, the vanishing edge pool, wood shop and driving range, many conference rooms and the fitness center, and guest rooms available on site with maid sevice. Hurry to get this floorplan with this view at this price!

For information or to see condos for sale Vinings, please contact Tina Hunsicker  at 404.931.3944.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at One Vinings Mountain is in immaculate condition with amazing city views. Offered at $389,000 by Tina Hunsicker.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo at One Vinings Mountain is in immaculate condition with amazing city views. 

This condo at One Vinings Mountain has spectacular city views!

This condo at One Vinings Mountain has spectacular city views!

One Vinings Mountain has many amenities including gardens and an outdoor veranda, the vanishing edge infiniti pool, wood shop and driving range, pet park, many conference rooms, the fitness center, and guest rooms available on site with maid sevice.

One Vinings Mountain has many amenities including gardens and an outdoor veranda, the vanishing edge infiniti pool, wood shop and driving range, pet park, many conference rooms, the fitness center, and guest rooms available on site with maid sevice.

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Vinings (30339) real estate market update: June 2012

Interesting data again about what we’re seeing in the Vinings real estate market – the area of Atlanta in zip code 30339.

Inventory is down with sales on the rise, across all price points! At the $300,000 price point this reflects what I have personally seen in the market and continues the trend from last November. The higher price point in Vinings is finally having steady sales after next to nothing in 2011.  These statistics look more dramatic due to the low volume, but it is positive news!

 

Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold (Apr. 2011 – Jun. 2012)

Vinings, Georgia – Zip Code 30339
Price Point – $300,000 and up

Vinings Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold (Apr. 2011 - Jun. 2012) from $300,000 and up

Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold (Apr. 2011 – Jun. 2012)

Vinings, Georgia – Zip Code 30339
Price Point – $800,000 and up

Vinings Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold (Apr. 2011 - Jun. 2012) from $800,000 and up

 

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Vinings (30339) real estate market update: February 2012

Interesting data again about what we’re seeing in the Vinings real estate market – the area of Atlanta in zip code 30339.

Inventory is decreasing, but it appears the demand for homes in Vinings is towards the lower end and the inventory is towards the higher end.

Based on what is under contract currently we may see this trend change in the next month but at least we’re seeing a continued decrease in inventory.

Click here to see what homes are for sale in Vinings, 30339.

Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold (Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2012)

Vinings, Georgia – Zip Code 30339

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Average Price per SQFT (Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2012)

Vinings, Georgia – Zip Code 30339

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Average Price of For Sale and Sold (Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2012)

Vinings, Georgia – Zip Code 30339

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Months of Inventory Based on Closed Sales (Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2012)

Vinings, Georgia – Zip Code 30339

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