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February
24

Color of the Year - Sell a Home - JYB Realty

It's a new year — a time to embrace change, leap into new experiences, and say yes to amazing opportunities. Whether you're hoping to upgrade your space to one of our new Atlanta homes for sale or if you're planning on relocating to the city of your dreams, our real estate agents encourage you to help sell your home with Pantone's Color of the Year — Classic Blue!

2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

What defines a classic? It's a hallmark of a yesterday that we don't want to let go. It's a memory, a feeling that we love to immerse ourselves in. If there's one color that will let us swim in such serenity, it's Pantone's Color of the Year — Classic Blue. This rich, stable color instills a sense of calm as we venture into a new decade. The peace and tranquility it lends our spirit allows us to focus our minds and prepare to take on the year with resilience.

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February
17

Earnest Money - Buy a Home - JYB Realty

You've looked at many Atlanta homes for sale and finally found one that you love. You probably can't wait to get started with the purchasing process. But you have to make an offer to show to make sure the seller takes the house off the market as you work on different closing aspects. Accepting an offer is a big commitment for a seller. If the buyer backs out of the deal, the seller loses a significant amount of money and time finding another buyer. This is where sellers request earnest money. Read on to learn what earnest money is, when to offer it, and steps you can take to protect your upfront investment.

Understanding Earnest Money

Earnest money is a deposit made to a seller as a good-faith gesture that you mean business when it comes to buying the house. It's a way of you showing the seller that you're serious about closing the deal. Sellers tend to favor these deposits because it gives them peace of mind to proceed to the next steps of the transaction. Earnest money doesn't go to the seller right away. Instead, it is held in an escrow account with an escrow company until closing.

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February
10

Valentine's Day Flowers - Atlanta - JYB Realty

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day quite like a beautiful floral arrangement. There's a good reason why everyone is happy to receive flowers: They're a gorgeous way to show your love and make an impressive display.

Our real estate agents suggest the following five Atlanta florists to try when you're ordering flowers for your Valentine:

  • Peachtree Petals, 1450 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
    Peachtree Petals offers created-to-order arrangements, including many that are excellent choices for Valentine's Day. The shop's professional staff has over 50 years of experience, and its general manager/senior floral designer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ornamental horticulture. You can place your order at Peachtree Petals' storefront, online, or at the shop, and electronic notifications will keep you informed about its progress until your selection is delivered to your sweetie.

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February
3

Atlanta Wine & Beer Events - JY&B Realty

According to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, "There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking." Sample the wide variety of top-quality beer and wine brands available near Atlanta homes for sale at these festive upcoming events. 

  • Valentines in the Garden - Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309
    Sip Valentine's Day cocktails, sample savory bites and desserts from top Atlanta chefs, and enjoy themed music and decor from the past 80 years at Valentines in the Garden from 7 - 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year's theme of "Decades of Love" will feature a '50s sock hop, a '70s disco dance floor, and an '80s "totally tubular" prom. Dance the night away and don't forget to participate in the group vow renewals at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m. 

    VIP tickets cost $165 per couple for members and $175 per couple for non-members and allow for early admission at 6:30 p.m., two drink tickets, and two corsages or boutonnieres. General admission is $45 for garden members and $50 for non-members.

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