1832 Tristan Drive SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

1832-tristan-drive-se-fmls-009SOLD in 3 Days for 101%

Beautiful brick 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home in Paces Green, a John Weiland swim/tennis community with clubhouse, playground, tennis courts and community pool. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, directly across from the pool, this home is a perfect 10! Walk to shops and restaurants at Ivy Walk including South City Kitchen, Little Azio Pizza Kitchen, Muss & Turners and more!

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1193 Vinings Place Circle SE, Mableton, GA 30126

1193 Vinings Place Circle FMLS 070SOLD!

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home in Vinings Place, a swim/tennis community close to Whitfield Academy with clubhouse, playground, tennis courts and community pool. A perfect 10!

As you enter, you will find an open floorplan with separate dining room and large family room with gas fireplace, perfect for entertaining!  Spacious kitchen is a chef’s delight with granite countertops, breakfast bar and pantry that opens to light-filled breakfast room and vaulted keeping room with stacked stone fireplace and exposed beams. Continue reading “1193 Vinings Place Circle SE, Mableton, GA 30126” »

Atlanta Cooking Classes

Are you a good cook but want to be even better? Not sure how to boil water? Need new ideas for the family meals? From the exceptional cook to the beginner, there are cooking classes in the Atlanta area for everyone. Cooking classes are great for girls night out, date night and as a way to meet new people. The majority of the classes are hands-on, interactive and taught by amazing chefs. Here is a list of several places in Atlanta that offer classes. Click on each name for more information.

  • Ursula’s Cooking School – Located at 1764 Cheshire Bridge Rd in Atlanta, Ursula’s has been cooking up delicious food since 1966.
  • Cook’s Warehouse – Locations include
     East Cobb, Decatur and  Midtown. Cook’s is also an excellent store to find all your cooking tools.
  • Publix Apron’sLocated at 4305 State Bridge Road in Alpharetta, Publix Apron’s classes are primarily on the weekends.
  • Whole Foods Market Culinary Centers – With locations in Duluth/Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, Whole Foods offers a variety of low cost classes.
  • Young Chef’s Academy – Specializing in the future chefs of the world, ages 3-16. There are several locations in the metro area such as North Druid Hills, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and Duluth.

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Filing for Homestead in metro Atlanta

Did you buy a home in the Atlanta area in 2013?

If you purchased your home last year and have not already done so, remember to file for a Homestead Exemption. This can save you thousands of dollars in property taxes!

While some states provide this exemption automatically, in Georgia a homestead exemption must be applied for. Depending on the county, this can be done online, by fax, by mail or in person. You only have to apply for the exemption once. The exemption remains as long as you reside in the home as your primary residence.

Click here for Homestead Exemption application deadline dates listed by county along with a link for a Homestead Exemption application. It is important to file your application on time as applications received after the deadline will be processed the following year.

2012 Top Atlanta Real Estate Agents Announced

2013 million dollar banquet phoenix awardCongratulations to Atlanta’s top real estate agents for 2012 and The Atlanta Board of Realtors Top Producers for 2012!

Becky Morris was named #8 Sales Associate Company-Wide for Harry Norman Realtors for 2012 (teams & individual agents), #1 Individual Agent Company-Wide. Becky Morris was #11 Individual Agent in Atlanta with the Atlanta Board of Realtors and was honored with the Atlanta Board of Realtors Phoenix Award for 10 years in the Multi-Million Dollar Club.   Becky was also the #1 Individual Agent for the Harry Norman Buckhead Office for 2012 and 2012 Agent of the Year for Harry Norman Insurance.

Bakers Farm in Vinings

An upscale luxury community of 50 homes built largely in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Bakers Farm is a sought after neighborhood in the Vinings zip code 30339.

Convenient to top private schools and Vinings Village, Bakers Farm offers beautiful homes on private wooded lots. 

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PATH Foundation

What is the PATH Foundation?  The PATH Foundation is a non-profit organization in Atlanta that came out of an idea to develop more public greenway trails in the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas.  They work on connecting Atlanta neighborhoods with trails for walkers, runner, cyclists, and skaters.

Why was the PATH Foundation created?  The co-founders realized that Atlanta was in need of alternative transportation choices.  There was also a desire to have more trails for families to walk and ride bikes together.  PATH understands that trails require less maintenance and, therefore, are more cost effective than other recreational fields, courts, and parks.  Trails encourage and promote a healthier lifestyle and the connectivity that they offer helps spur economic development, as well.

When was the PATH Foundation started?  The organization was started back in 1991 by three guys who had enjoyed off-road trails in other cities and wanted to bring that passion for cycling and the outdoors to Atlanta.  Their first goal was to develop a system and create more trails in time for the 1996 Olympics.

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Heritage at Vinings in Smyrna

Heritage at Vinings was built in 1997 by John Wieland Homes. This popular swim/tennis community is located in Smyrna off Atlanta Road just one mile south of Smyrna Market Village.

The neighborhood consists of 188 homes and offers convenient access to I-285 and to downtown Vinings. 

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Vinings Estates in Mableton

Vinings Estates is located just south of the East/West Connector off Cooper Lake Road and features beautiful homes on large homesites nestled in rolling hills and wooded terrain.

A John Wieland, master-planned neighborhood, Vinings Estates offers all the amenities you would expect from resort living. Vinings Estate is located in the 30126 zip code of Mableton in Cobb County.

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4513 Kinvarra Circle SW, Mableton, GA 30126

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Decorator perfect! Brick beauty in Glenleigh, a John Wieland swim/tennis community, with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath and unfinished basement. Beautifully renovated kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Charming light-filled breakfast room overlooks deck and private fenced backyard. Spacious living room and separate dining room are perfect for entertaining! Family room with gas fireplace opens to large vaulted screened porch. Upstairs you will find, the master bedroom with private bath featuring granite countertop, dual sinks, garden tub and separate shower. The upstairs also includes three guest bedrooms, guest bath and laundry. Large deck and huge private fenced Continue reading “4513 Kinvarra Circle SW, Mableton, GA 30126” »