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September
27

Buying a Flipped House - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

You're not alone if you're flipping and flopping over buying a flipped house. Is it a good investment? Bad investment? Safe or risky? Our real estate agents know it's a tough decision. The fact is that some flipped properties can be beautiful opportunities, while others are poisoned fruit to be avoided at all costs. As with any real estate purchase, due diligence and a cautious eye can help you choose the former and avoid the latter.

Atlanta homes for sale are a hot commodity, and many investors are purchasing distressed properties, fixing them up, and selling them for a quick, tidy profit. Some of these individuals devote significant care and attention to every last detail in the process. Wary of potential legal consequences, these individuals go through the home and properly resolve critical issues such as leaking roofs and faulty wiring. They secure the necessary permits and ensure the work is done by qualified, licensed, and insured plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc. But, these individuals and the properties they renovate, restore, and remodel are not the norms.

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September
20

Stock Up on Sewing Supplies - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

Our real estate agents love helping new residents explore the area. From recommending great restaurants to helping them find places to enjoy their favorite hobbies, we're always looking for ways to help.

September is Sewing Month, and we've created a round-up of the best local places where you can stock up on all of your sewing supplies. Check it out! 

  • Forsyth Fabrics: 1401 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
    One of Atlanta's most well-established fabric stores, Forsyth Fabrics has been around since 1949! They carry thousands of in-stock drapery and upholstery fabrics and trims. They also carry pillow inserts, hardware, performance fabrics, and more.

    You can check out their website for an idea of what they carry, but don't stop there. They have many more items in-store and are also happy to place special orders if you're looking for something specific.

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September
13

Improve Credit Score - Buy a House - JYB Realty

You may have heard that there is a shortage of real estate available in America, but our real estate agents want to assure you that there are plenty of magnificent Atlanta homes for sale, no matter your price range. But did you know that your credit score can change the affordability of your dream house? Credit scores not only make a difference in the mortgage rate but also in the type of loan for which you can qualify, including the amount of down payment required. Conventional mortgages usually require a minimum score of 620, FHA requires 580, VA and USDA require 640, and jumbo loans 700-740. Unfortunately, how these credit scores are calculated is a mystery to most consumers. Here are few ways to boost your score.

  • Don't apply for new credit
    Retailers are always pitching their store cards with promises of money-saving prices and cashback on purchases. Lenders look at your FICO score to determine creditworthiness. Opening new accounts over a short period of time can signal a greater credit risk to lenders. New credit accounts for about 10% of your score.

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September
7

Bakeries for Sourdough Bread - Atlanta - JYB Realty

Happy September! If you're a bread lover, then you're probably excited this month has finally arrived. Sourdough September is the perfect opportunity to visit some local bakeries and sample what they have to offer. Here are some top bakeries our real estate agents recommend visiting in the Atlanta area.

  • Proof Bakeshop: 100 Hurt St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
    Proof Bakeshop is a neighborhood bakery offering delicious pastries, desserts, and breads. Their Country Sourdough is a tried and true favorite. Every loaf is tall and loaded with that classic, sour flavor. They also offer a Sesame Sourdough, which is lovely for making sandwiches.

    If you're at Proof Bakeshop around lunchtime, consider ordering some avocado toast or a pressed sandwich on sourdough. There's a cozy seating area where you can dine surrounded by fresh, green plants and sunny windows.

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