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Carpet or Hardwood - Sell a Home - JYB Realty

Which is better, carpet or hardwood? This is a common question many homeowners have when trying to find the best flooring choice for their homes. The "right" decision for you will depend on your situation, budget, and taste. If you're planning to put your home on the market, you'll also need to consider the preferences and traditions in your neighborhood. Our real estate agents take a look at the difference between carpet floors and hardwood floors.

  • Care and Cleaning
    Of the two materials, hardwood flooring is easier to clean and maintain. The floor can be swept, vacuumed, or damp mopped to remove loose dirt, dust, surface stains, and other debris. Also, it's easier to spot dust and dirt on a hardwood floor.

    Keeping the carpet clean typically involves simple but frequent vacuuming. However, some people feel that keeping the carpet fully clean is a little tougher because stains soak in and settle permanently. Also, dust, pollen, micro-bacteria, and other allergens are easily trapped in the fibers. Carpet is a hard choice in high traffic areas and for people with pets or those who suffer from allergies.

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Tennis Courts Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Mild temperatures will be here before you know it, so we can finally get some fresh air and outdoor exercise. Some of our real estate agents love playing tennis and are looking forward to hitting the courts this year.

Tennis is the perfect way to mix fun, exercise, and socializing. Whether you're a seasoned professional or novice beginner, anybody can enjoy tennis, especially with dozens of great courts around Atlanta. If you're planning to incorporate tennis into your spring workout routine, below are some of our favorite facilities around the city:

  • McGhee Tennis Center - 820 Beecher Ct. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311|
    The McGhee Tennis Center in downtown Atlanta is often considered one of the best places to play tennis in Atlanta. This facility offers nine outdoor lighted tennis courts, an indoor clubhouse, and a pro shop.  Join in on a variety of activities like new player programs, weekly round robins, and weekly tournaments. Hours vary depending on the season, but the facility is open seven days a week. Fees range from $3 to $6 per person per hour and $15 per hour for ball machine rental.

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Tips for the Perfect Homemade Bread - JYB Realty

With so many people staying at home during the pandemic, cooking has become a popular activity. Trying out new recipes and brushing up on cooking skills has created a surge of new cooks in the kitchen. At Josey Young & Brady Realty, our real estate agents are noticing a renewed interest in Atlanta homes for sale that offer well-equipped, functional kitchens.

One popular cooking trend that's making a comeback is bread baking. Even people with little cooking experience are baking homemade loaves of wheat, sourdough, and gluten-free bread from scratch. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a little patience. Here are 5 tips for baking the perfect homemade bread for your family:

  1. Use the Right Ingredients
    When baking bread, you only need four main ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and salt. You can use white flour or wheat flour, as well as dry or wet yeast. If you're making sourdough bread, you don't need commercial yeast. You can use a sourdough starter, a live fermented culture, which acts as a natural leavening agent. All of these ingredients can be found in local grocery stores.

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Atlanta: Bright Lights, Big City, Low Cost - JYB Realty

If you've been thinking about making Atlanta your new home, now is a perfect time! Not only are there many great Atlanta homes for sale, but the cost of living here is also incredibly low. In fact, the city was recently named #12 in a recent article titled "America's 20 Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now." 

What makes the Atlanta area so attractive? Let's take a look! 

  • A Look at the Numbers
    As one of the largest metro areas in the country, there's a lot to love about Atlanta. The city offers beautiful, unique neighborhoods, excellent dining opportunities, and comfortable weather. It's also home to some of the country's top-rated colleges, including Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georga State University, and Kennesaw State University. If you love to travel, you'll appreciate being close to Atlanta-Hartsfield International, the world's busiest airport.

    It's also super-affordable to live here! The median household income is $71,724, which is $6,000 higher than the average in the United States. The cost of living is also 2.7% lower than the national average.

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