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March
25

Spring Home Bidding Strategies-JYB Realty

Our real estate agents at Josey Young & Brady Realty have made it easier than ever to explore the best Atlanta homes for sale. No matter what time of year it is, we give you the winning advantage with accurate advice you can count on.

Real estate markets are built on cycles. There are small cycles that affect only one neighborhood or community, and bigger ones that impact the entire country. One of the most important is the cycle of transaction activity in real estate.

Spring is usually the busiest time of year for buying and selling a house in Atlanta. That means the competition is higher for the best properties. It's even more important than usual to make sure you have a bidding plan in mind before you contact a buyer.

As with any other purchase, lots of factors go into pricing. While price is never an exact science, a seller who has retained the services of a leading real estate agent is much more likely to price a property in a way that reflects its fair market value.

Connecting with sellers whose price point is already reasonable can help you avoid dealing with unrealistic price demands. Still, negotiating is an art. Psychology and persuasive powers play a role. So does strategy. Your real estate agent can help with all of the above!

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March
18

Atlanta Speakeasies-Josey Young & Brady Realty

The city of Atlanta is known for its Southern hospitality, diverse music culture, and hot nightlife. When you're ready to take a break from checking out Atlanta homes for sale and blow off some steam, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to some of the area's most popular bars.

With so many fun options to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. Our real estate agents suggest the unique and classy experience of visiting one of Atlanta's 1920s-themed speakeasy bars. Since these types of bars aren't always easy to find, we're giving you the inside scoop on five locations you won't want to miss.

  1. Red Phone Booth: 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE
    Step back in time for a unique prohibition-era experience at Red Phone Booth. Here you'll find custom leather couches, a painted ceiling, an intimate fireplace, and plenty of exceptional craft cocktails. They also offer a cigar program and a collection of some rarest types whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. In keeping with the Speakeasy theme, guests must enter a secret code into the red phone booth to enter the bar. To get this code, you'll have to either be a member or know someone who's willing to tell you. As one of Atlanta's best-kept secrets, the Red Phone Booth experience is definitely worth the effort!

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March
11

Spring Home Maintenance-Josey Young & Brady Realty

Our real estate agents often get asked for advice about getting a home ready for sale. Completing maintenance projects is on the top of the list. Spring is the busiest home buying season, so Atlanta homes for sale need to be ready for all the action!

You'll want your home to make a good impression on potential buyers, so getting all those home maintenance tasks completed is a must. Better weather, pleasant temperatures, and extra money from tax refunds make spring the perfect time to complete those projects. And fixing small problems before they become bigger ones will help keep your home in top condition all year long.

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March
4

Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade-Josey Young & Brady Realty

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and nowhere is that more true than in Atlanta, home of one of the country's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parades. Want to partake in some luck o' the Irish as you tour Atlanta homes for sale? Here's what you should know to join in the fun and festivities on Saturday, March 16.

History of the St. Patrick's Day Parade

In 1858, the Hibernian Benevolent Society held Atlanta's first St. Patrick's Day parade to honor the rich heritage of Irish immigrants in the city. Specific recognition was given to Father Thomas O'Reilly and the Hibernian Rifles, who played an important role in Atlanta during the Civil War.

Father O'Reilly earned respect tending to the religious needs of both Union and Confederate soldiers. When General William Sherman captured Atlanta, O'Reilly led a group that ultimately convinced Sherman to spare City Hall, the courthouse, and five churches, including O'Reilly's own Immaculate Conception.

The Hibernian Rifles, named after a nationalist militia group in Ireland, also stood up against Sherman's "scorched earth" campaign. In gratitude, Oakland Cemetery set aside a plot dedicated to the Hibernian Rifles and members of the HBS.

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