If you're looking for a great way to entertain family and friends, our real estate agents suggest hosting a wine and cheese party. Whether it's a formal gathering or a casual get-together, everyone loves wine and cheese. Take a look at hosting tips that will make your wine and cheese party successful.
The cost of energy is continually going up. You've found some wonderful Atlanta homes for sale, but once you move in, will you be able to afford the energy bills? It might be a good idea to invest in solar panels. Some people are hesitant to take the plunge, but it's one of the best decisions you can make for your home. They can save you money, reduce your carbon footprint, and more. Here are a few of the benefits of going solar in 2023.
If Santa arrived early with a new key to put under your tree, then there's not much time to get your house in order before you move into your new home. Our real estate agents know the holiday to-do lists seem to grow longer and more challenging when moving is added to the list. The following suggestions will help make your move (and your holidays!) a lot smoother and a little bit merrier.
When you chose your house from Atlanta homes for sale, you probably had in mind just how you'd put your mark on it to make your home distinctively yours. One of the best ways to do that is with paint, and we mean not just painting walls but adding unique touches that give your home a designer look. You can easily change a room by painting patterns, trim, designs, and textures from floor to ceiling with relatively little expense. And then there's the versatility and richness of modern paints—so many shades and hues available in varying sheens and textures and for a variety of surfaces.
After looking at lots of Atlanta homes for sale, you finally found the one. You're moving in, getting settled, and preparing for the holidays — all at the same time! If this sounds familiar, you could probably use a little reassurance right now. The holidays are a busy time, especially when you have house guests. But with the right planning, you can prepare your home and enjoy a happy holiday season together. Here are some tips to help you prepare your new home for holiday house guests.
Updating your home is a great way to get it ready to sell, but if you're getting ready to sell, you probably also don't want to do anything too expensive or time-consuming. The sooner you sell it and the less it costs you to get it ready, the better. Fortunately, there are some tried-and-true ways you can renovate your home without demolition. Here are a few faster, more affordable, and less invasive improvements our real estate agents recommend if you want to give your home a facelift first.
Whether you're planning to sell your home or just give it an updated look, you don't need to break the bank to get stylish design appeal. Our real estate agents often show homes decorated on a budget that impress even the most discriminating homebuyers.
Good decorating skills rely on a keen eye and a sense of style. Finding stylish furniture, rugs, lighting, and accessories for your home doesn't take a lot of money, just the ability to spot things that look expensive. Take a look at ways to add upscale touches to your home on a budget.
If you work from home, it's important to have the proper space to do it in. Maybe you just had your laptop on the kitchen table in your old place, but now, after looking at Atlanta homes for sale, you've finally found a house with space for a real home office. Now comes the task of setting it up and making it your own. Here's how to take your home office to the next level.
After all of your hard work and careful saving, you're probably starting to look longingly at some of the beautiful Atlanta homes for sale. At this point in the process, a simple error in judgment could derail your plans. Our real estate agents want to help you avoid any such issues.
As if chocolate lovers need an excuse to eat an entire bag of truffles, International Chocolate Day is right around the corner. Taking place September 13, this is the perfect time to discover a new favorite place to find chocolatey goodness. To get you started on your way to chocolatey heaven, our real estate agents have scoured the area, and these are just a few of the best chocolate shops around Atlanta:
Immersive experiences are becoming quite popular these days, and for good reason. They're highly engaging and interactive and can teach a lot about perception and the human mind. Not to mention, they're a great weekend activity and fun for the whole family.
Our real estate agents have seen all kinds of immersive experience events pop-up around Atlanta this year, and we can't wait to check them out. If you're ready to experience art in a whole new way or dive into a new world, here is a quick list of Atlanta immersive events you won't want to miss this fall.
Our real estate agents want to help you achieve true peace of mind. We're always there for you throughout the process of finding the right Atlanta homes for sale, making a bid, and getting to closing day.
Your real estate agent is your ally from start to finish but doesn't do it all alone. Depending on your situation, there may be other experts on your team. One of the most important ones virtually every buyer needs is a trusted home inspector.
When you're craving a sweet treat, one may be on the menu just around the corner at one of Atlanta's popular food trucks. Enjoy a dessert to perk up your day, or use one of these trucks to cater your next get-together.
Our real estate agents suggest paying a visit to one of these trucks where you can score dessert on wheels in and around Atlanta.
In looking for Atlanta homes for sale, some people forego the buying process and build their new house themselves from the ground up. The idea certainly has its appeal. No long searches, no bidding wars, and you can get a brand new home tailored to your exact specifications. However, while good in theory, building a house may not be the best option in practice. Here are a few reasons why buying is better.
Attending beer and wine festivals is a great way to enjoy yourself in the summer. These festivals are also a good opportunity to sample new drinks, hone your palate, and discover new favorites. The Atlanta area is lucky to have several excellent wine and beer festivals coming up. So, take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and check out one or more of these events.
Especially if your family has allergy or asthma sufferers, clean air is important. There are plenty of Atlanta homes for sale, but do they have good air circulation? Here are a few ways to improve your home's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
National Daiquiri Day is observed on July 19, giving you the perfect opportunity to sip one of these refreshing cocktails to cool off in another hot Atlanta summer. It's one of the oldest cocktails, getting its start in 1898 in a small mining town in Cuba called Daiquiri. Made with a simple blend of lime juice, sugar, and rum over cracked ice, the drinks were a great way to help miners cool off. In the U.S., it surged in popularity during World War II with restrictions on beer and whiskey.
Daiquiris remain popular today, of course, and our real estate agents suggest cooling off by celebrating Daiquiri Day at one of these Atlanta restaurants.
Entertaining outside is one of the benefits of summer weather, but out-of-control mosquitoes can make an evening spent outside less than pleasant for your guests. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep those skeeters at bay! Here are a few suggestions from our real estate agents for making your patio party more enjoyable for everyone.
One of the many joys of summer is seeing live music outside under the stars. With its many outdoor amphitheaters, Atlanta concert-goers are lucky to have a variety of venues to choose from, including those that are larger and attract more well-known artists and smaller, more intimate settings with more local or regionally popular musicians.
Our real estate agents suggest seeing live music at some of the following outdoor venues around Atlanta this summer.
Congratulations, you've found the ideal buyers, the ink has dried on the paperwork, and our real estate agents are helping you finalize the process. Essentially, it's a clean break! All you have to do is hand over the house keys to the new owners, walk away, and celebrate, right?
Well, not just yet! While it's tempting to skip out on the last few cleaning chores, not observing seller's etiquette could actually compromise the sale of your home.
Yoga has so many benefits. Physically, it helps improve flexibility and strength. Mentally, it can help you stay focused and relaxed. Whether you've done yoga for years or are just discovering it, you'll want to fit in a class on June 21. This is International Yoga Day, a celebration of this incredible wellness modality. Take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and stop by one of these local studios.
As more people understand the need for sustainable living, homeowners are trying to adopt more eco-friendly practices. Going green not only benefits the environment but also increases your home's value, makes it durable, and helps you save on energy bills. As the government drives to eliminate the use of plastics and push citizens to adopt sustainable lifestyles, our real estate agents put together these six features you can use to go green in your home.
Nobody knows you quite like your best friend(s). If it's been a while since you've had a chance to catch up with the girls, Best Friends Day on June 8 gives you the perfect excuse. It's a great day to celebrate friendships with those you can always count on, and it's also an excellent chance to try out some new restaurants around town.
Everyone knows Atlanta is known for their phenomenal cuisine, and there is an endless number of excellent restaurants around town to host your best friend date. These recommendations from our real estate agents can help narrow down your choices.
When looking at the most desirable Atlanta homes for sale, it's important to be prepared for bidding wars. A bidding war occurs when a seller attracts multiple qualified bids for a property—and it is happening more and more throughout the Atlanta area. Our real estate agents are here to help.
There are signs that home prices are beginning to plateau in many parts of the United States. Still, it's a seller's market: Low available housing stock and high competition are driving prices thousands of dollars above asking on a regular basis. Buyers need to be prepared for a potentially challenging time.
Running is good for both the body and the mind. You don't have to race to be considered a real runner, but many runners do enjoy hopping into a local race now and then. Luckily, there are some awesome races coming up in Atlanta this summer. Take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and register for one of these upcoming events.
Whether the musicians in your home are practicing scales for the first time or rehearsing for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, their basic needs in a music room are the same. Our real estate agents have some tips to share to help convert a spare room in your home into the perfect space for them and the people who wish to hear them.
Moscato is a sweet, white wine known for its notes of peach and citrus. It has been enjoyed as a dessert wine for years but has recently gained popularity as a casual, summer drinking wine. If you enjoy Moscato, then of course you have to celebrate National Moscato Day on May 9th! Here are some of the top Atlanta wine bars our real estate agents recommend visiting for a glass.
Patios offer stellar opportunities to add beautiful comfort to your outdoor living space, our real estate agents would like to share some ideas with you about how to use these spaces to their very best advantage.
The modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s and has become one of our favorite cheesy foods. With gooey, melted cheese between slices of bread grilled to perfection, it's only suitable to dedicate a day to this simple yet delicious comfort food.
Near Atlanta homes for sale, several top-rated eateries are serving grilled cheese sandwiches, where you can experience a mix and match of cheeses, seasonings, and sides and take your celebration to another level. Our real estate agents recommend these locations to help you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day April 12.
An expansive kitchen is among the top attractions for people looking into Atlanta homes for sale. However, don't discount any house you love just because of a narrow kitchen. With a few remodeling tricks, you can turn a galley kitchen into a sophisticated space that looks wider than it actually is. Our real estate agents have some creative tips to maximize the square footage of a narrow kitchen.
A historic hamlet known for its classic architecture, outstanding local businesses, and welcoming vibe, Brookhaven is located just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Whether you're looking for a new place to settle down or just a fun place to spend a day close to Atlanta, Brookhaven has so much to offer. Our real estate agents have all of the delightful details on how Brookhaven came to be and the experiences you can enjoy when you spend the day there.
National Puppy Day is coming up on March 23rd, and of course, it's that time of year: puppy season! Spring litters will soon be everywhere, rescues will be looking for homes, and chances are if you've been considering a dog, this is when the hypothetical discussion is likely to become a reality. If you're in the market for a puppy, consider these tips from our real estate agents for getting your home puppy-proofed first.
National Quilting Day is celebrated on Saturday, March 19 in honor of this colorful and practical ancient art. So whether you're interested in getting started in this hobby or have already completed many beautiful projects, take time to visit an Atlanta quilting shop.
Our real estate agents recommend stopping by the following quilting shops around Atlanta.
If you want to create a beautiful outdoor garden area for your home, consider a butterfly garden with colorful blooms. Butterfly gardens are not only visually interesting, but they are also beneficial for the environment. If you want a lovely garden that promotes a healthy landscape and great curb appeal, follow some tips from our real estate agents to create a stunning butterfly garden.
March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day, so if you're engaged, it's the ideal time to start turning your wedding dreams into reality. For most brides, that starts with the perfect gown.
Atlanta is home to many bridal boutiques, so you're sure to find one that matches your style, budget, and size. Our real estate agents suggest stopping by any of the following shops to find your wedding dress around Atlanta.
Most people probably don't realize it, but on March 1st, we'll be celebrating National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. If you've been looking for Atlanta homes for sale, there are many places that you can check out if you'd like to indulge. Our real estate agents have a very long list of their favorite places to check out in Atlanta and nearby for specific peanut butter treats, but they've managed to narrow it down.
If you're looking for a way to warm up this winter, a nice glass of bourbon can do the trick. With its smoky, yet smooth, flavor, sipping on a bourbon on the rocks is a great way to unwind after a busy work week.
There are so many great bourbons out there and stopping by some of Atlanta's great bourbon bars will give you the chance to find your new favorite. Our real estate agents love exploring all the local restaurants Atlanta has to offer, and suggest these top bourbon locations.
Are you thinking about investing in short-term rental properties? Perhaps you've sold your previous home or you're looking to build long-term wealth. Or maybe you're looking to cater to professionals traveling for work and in need of someplace to call home for a few weeks. Whatever the case, there's no denying short-term rental properties like these Atlanta homes for sale are an attractive investment venture.
Thanks to online platforms like Airbnb, short-term rental properties are proving to be attractive investment vehicles. Short-term housing is perfect for those who need somewhere to live for just a few weeks or months, making it an ideal investment in a world of work that's shifting towards the gig economy.
So, how do you find a short-term rental property that works for you? Here's what you need to know.
Oh, there are definitely spots in your house that need some deep cleaning. Even if you're a neat freak or pretty diligent about home maintenance, they're some areas you may be neglecting.
If you're not properly maintaining your home, the damages will be all too evident come inspection time. Consult our real estate agents to figure out which areas of your house could use some sprucing before putting your home up for sale.
That said, carrying out some chores can help prevent long-term and even expensive damage. Here are five cleaning tasks that don't often make it onto spring cleaning lists.
The sweet, spicy flavor of a good cup of chai tea is beyond compare. If you enjoy this delicious drink, why not pick up a cup of it for National Hot Tea Month? Our real estate agents have assembled a list of five tea and coffee shops where you can get an exemplary cup of chai near our Atlanta homes for sale.
Plants transform any living space into a home, in addition to purifying the air and adding a chic aesthetic. Many Atlanta homes for sale feature houseplants to attract buyers who appreciate greenery and eco-friendly spaces.
Most people hesitate to buy plants because they aren't gardening experts. However, there are durable plants that require little maintenance to stay alive. Scroll through the list below to explore some low-maintenance options.
Food halls are extremely attractive to people searching for Atlanta homes for sale because they offer food, fun, and a friendly atmosphere all in one convenient place. Our agents have selected some of their favorite food halls in the area that you should definitely check out:
While many homeowners downplayed New Year's in 2020, this year will probably be bigger for a lot of families. Perhaps that's why Atlanta homes for sale have become such a popular discussion. To help you start 2022 in the best way possible, our real estate agents have compiled a quick list of ways to ring in the new year in your new (or existing) home.
Silky-smooth and satisfying, pumpkin pie has become so indelibly associated with the holidays that it's earned its own designation. Join our real estate agents in celebrating National Pumpkin Pie Day on Saturday, December 25 with a treat from one of these top bakeries near Atlanta homes for sale.
Kitchen islands have become a popular addition for homeowners looking to renovate their kitchen design to meet the current trend. Our real estate agents have noticed most homebuyers prefer a kitchen with an island as it helps them enjoy more counter space, storage, and an eating area. Other than these advantages, how can a kitchen island be a game-changer for your home?
Ample and Flexible Workspace
Kitchen spaces tend to be compact and are designed to be enough. However, a lot of activity occurs in the kitchen, and an additional counter can help provide enough flexible working space. It relieves the kitchen of the overburdened and cramped counters.
Furthermore, you can add extra kitchen amenities like a stovetop on the kitchen island, which can help change the usefulness of your kitchen. An island also makes it easy to accommodate more people in the kitchen without it seeming crowded.
In the mood for a New York-style bagel? Have A Bagel Day is December 11, so it's a good time to stop by your favorite bagel shop or deli and try something new. Everybody loves a good bagel as there is an endless number of toppings, styles, and varieties. The good news is you don't have to go all the way to New York City to enjoy the chewy goodness of a delicious bagel. There are lots of authentic bagel shops right here in the Atlanta area. Below are some great recommendations from our real estate agents.
Buying a new home is a big step for most people, especially first-time homebuyers. Our real estate agents know that it's an important part of building a life in a new community with other families, neighborhood activities, and friendly neighbors.
With the real estate market booming and the high demand for Atlanta homes for sale, it's likely that you know someone who recently purchased a new home or condo. A housewarming gift is a wonderful way to say hello and welcome them to the neighborhood. Whether you prefer a useful gift or a gift that's just fun, we have some great suggestions for the perfect housewarming gift.
Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov. 27 this year, is designed to encourage shoppers to support small businesses on that day and beyond. It's a great way to support local businesses that provide unique merchandise along with personalized customer service while adding to the local flavor of the community.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by the following establishments on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
The living room is one of the most important spaces in many households, serving as a gathering spot for conversation, entertainment, and hobbies. However, our real estate agents know that it's easy for "stuff" to overwhelm your living room, especially if you lack ample storage for efficient organization. Here are some living room storage ideas to assist with your organizational efforts.
Our real estate agents at Josey Young & Brady Realty field all kinds of questions from new homeowners and those still exploring Atlanta homes for sale. One subject that comes up with increasing frequency has to do with insurance.
With all the confusion around other kinds of insurance products, like health insurance and car insurance, it's no surprise people wonder about homeowners insurance. Is it all it's cracked up to be? Or will they find themselves denied coverage when they need it most?
This is particularly important as more homes face intense weather.
Most lenders will not finance a home unless standard homeowners insurance is maintained. In theory, it helps you repair or replace your home and some of the things within it if a disaster strikes. That said, there are two caveats you need to know.
Fossils provide a unique window into what the world was like so long ago and inspire the imagination of people of all ages. Whether you're already a fossil fanatic or you're interested in discovering more about these unique specimens, Atlanta has a variety of museums where you can learn more about fossils. Our real estate agents have all of the info you need to explore fossils around Atlanta.
Moving can be as disruptive an experience for kids as it is for adults, especially if they're too young to understand why. Older kids also find the transition stressful since they'll be giving up their home, familiar places, friends, and school for new ones. Even when moving into a home as lovely and serene as these Atlanta homes for sale, navigating a big change such as moving has its difficulties.
Kids don't adapt as quickly as adults to change. But there are several ways you can help your kids adjust to a new neighborhood.
Do the unprecedented events of the last 18 months have you longing for a more peaceful, family-oriented place to call home? You're not alone. Our real estate agents share the compelling reasons that led Realtor.com to name Peachtree City as one of the top 11 family-friendly suburbs in the country.
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.
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!
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.
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.
August is National Family Fun Month! Just the perfect time to have some carefree playtime with the kids before you get devoured by the chaotic routines of school. And what better place to enjoy some family-fun activities than in Atlanta? From top museums to amusement parks, the capital of Georgia offers a lot to love for natives and visitors alike. Our real estate agents have rounded up the top fun attractions to get you started.
A new job. A desire to be closer to family. A change of scenery. There are many reasons why you might be looking to relocate to Atlanta. A cross-country move can be exciting, but it also adds a few more layers to the relocation process. The following tips by our real estate agents will help you avoid the pitfalls of buying a house out of state and ensure the deal goes smoothly.
The Buford Highway stretches from Brookhaven to Duluth, passing through Atlanta. Over the years, this busy highway has become known for its restaurants and markets, many of which feature global flavors and cuisines. You can sample Vietnamese cuisine in one spot and Mexican food just down the road. Here are some specific Buford Highway restaurants to try while you're looking for Atlanta homes for sale.
Buying an older home can be a one-of-a-kind experience. Our real estate agents understand the sentimental appeal of a home whose walls are filled with history and character. If you're thinking about purchasing older Atlanta homes for sale, there's a lot to consider. We've laid out the pros and cons to help you decide if it's worth it.
Whether you're an experienced artist looking to improve your skills or would simply like to explore your creative side in a fun class, you'll find plenty of art studios that offer painting classes in Atlanta. Some are more serious, while others are a little more laid back and have wine and nibbles available.
Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following Atlanta studios to help you paint a work of art.
Today, the majority of American families own pets. As important members of your household, it's vital to make pets feel at home and take the necessary measures to protect them. If you're finding it difficult to find a pet-friendly house in a safe and welcoming neighborhood, our real estate agents can help you out.
In honor of National Pet Fire Safety Day, on July 15th, here are some ways you can make your home safer for your furry friends.
August and September are prime time for road races in Atlanta, as the schedule fills with various runs/walks in local parks and other scenic locations. They're frequently accompanied by music and other entertainment, and many help raise money for local or national non-profits, so you're helping out a good cause when you run.
Our real estate agents hope you can hit the road running at these races around Atlanta.
The 2021 housing market is a royal flush for sellers – inventory is low, buyer demand is high, and mortgage rates are at historical lows. If you're buying in an extreme seller's market, you're bound to experience stiff competition, and you'll be expected to make quick decisions. In sought-after areas, houses like these Atlanta homes for sale are going under contract in just a matter of days due to competitive bidding.
So here's the question, is this a good time to buy? Yes, if you're ready. The best time to buy a home is when you're ready. Don't let the competition scare you from closing on your dream home.
Extremely low housing inventory has made it difficult for most buyers to lock in a deal. But fret not; with these tips, you'll be able to secure the right home for you.
Get your checkered blanket, pack your favorite food, grab your favorite people, head to the park, and enjoy an al fresco lunch, because June 18 is International Picnic Day. This unofficial holiday is all about enjoying good food and good company in a beautiful setting. Our real estate agents hope you get a chance to soak up some sun and have fun in a park around Atlanta. Here are some of the parks that offer a grassy spot, as well as scenic and active settings.
Times have changed. From birthday presents to a new pair of shoes, shoppers seek the items they desire online, avoiding brick-and-mortar stores. The same holds true of home sales, shifting the focus from driving through the neighborhood to looking at houses online. Our real estate agents will assure you that if you want to sell your home quickly and easily, you'll invest in a series of listing photographs that will show your house to its greatest advantage. Here are a few things to keep in mind before your house is photographed.
Even scientists agree that pizza's "holy trinity" of crust, sauce, and cheese makes it a truly satisfying food. So how do you improve on perfection? Our real estate agents agree there's nothing better than Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza served at these top restaurants around Atlanta.
If you own an e-scooter, it's important to have fun and interesting places nearby where you can ride it. When looking for a home, parks in the area and their scooter access will likely be a concern. Fortunately, our real estate agents can connect you with homes in a variety of interesting areas, near parks with great views, wide-open spaces, and paths to ride your scooter freely. In fact, if you don't have a scooter of your own, many of these parks have them for rent through Bird, Atlanta's scooter rental service. Here are five of the best Atlanta parks for scooter enthusiasts.
If you've been looking at some of the beautiful landscaping surrounding many Atlanta homes for sale and wondering why some of them look so much nicer than yours, it may be a simple matter of sun mapping. That may sound like the latest hack, but it's actually a tried-and-true procedure used by the most successful gardeners. It's simply a method of identifying where to place each plant according to its sunlight needs. While there are gadgets available to do the job, most are a waste of money. They do measure the sunlight accurately, but they don't create the map that you will ultimately need. Why not enjoy your time outdoors and do the job right without spending a penny?
It's Tuesday night, and you don't feel like cooking. Some Mexican food would be great, but not just any Mexican food. If you really want to make your Taco Tuesday a cut above, you'll want to find some birria tacos. Birria is a delicious meat stew (traditionally goat meat, but it can also be made with beef or lamb) that's sweet, sour, spicy, tender, and amazing. It's great on its own, and it's even better as a taco filling.
But you've just moved to a new house. Where are the good Mexican restaurants in your area, and which ones serve birria? Fear not. Our real estate agents know where all the best places for birria tacos in the Atlanta area and can help you find one near you. Here are some favorites, to take your Taco Tuesday to the next level.
Few decorating moves can transform the ambiance of a room as easily and inexpensively as a fresh coat of paint. The shade we pick to adorn our interior walls provides a background on which the rest of our aesthetic choices are based on. Picking the right color, however, is no walk in the park. It's a boggling world of various shades, tints, and hues, each one just a little different from the last. Many just choose their favorite color or go all-out with the color of the day, only for it to look like a dud once it's up on the walls. To put this age-old problem to rest, our real estate agents have compiled a list of the best tips on how to find the perfect interior paint color the first time.
Your credit score is more than a number; it is a reflection of your financial health and your ability to service your financial obligations. When you purchase a home, it is a number that is as important as your down payment, income, and assets. Our real estate agents don't want your deal to fall through because of a low FICO Score. Understanding the following can help you prepare your credit for one of the most important investments of your life.
Lenders view your FICO Score as a measure of your creditworthiness. The higher your score, the lower the fees and interest rates you will pay. That's because the higher the score, the lower the risk you pose to the lender. Conversely, if you have a lower score, you pose a greater risk and will pay higher fees and interest.
The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and it's the perfect time to hit Atlanta's bike trails. With parks, nature preserves, and an extensive, connected trail system running through Atlanta, it's easy to find a trail to ride in any part of the city. Even if you don't own a bike, there are convenient rental stations located in some of the city's most popular parks. Our real estate agents have the details on six of the best trails for biking around Atlanta.
Tanyard Creek Park - 73 28th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
If you're searching for a family-friendly park for bike riding close to Atlanta homes for sale, then Tanyard Creek Park is the perfect place to start. This park is the perfect place to pick up the Northside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine, which features trails that connect to a wide variety of greenspaces throughout the city. The Northside Trail runs parallel to the Bobby Jones Golf Course before winding its way through the outdoor beauty of Tanyard Creek Park and connecting with other nearby parks.
One of the most important decisions you'll have to make when remodeling or adding on to your home is finding the right contractor for your job. After all, you're putting a whole lot of trust into one person by giving them a lot of money and letting them and their crew in your home. You also expect them to deliver solid and satisfactory results without major confrontations. With that in mind, our real estate agents have compiled five questions to ask potential contractors that can help you find the best fit for your project.
Beer Day is coming, and our real estate agents know some places around Atlanta where you can celebrate.
Believe it or not, beer has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It far predates coffee, and many of the traditions around beer have been passed down intact since oldest antiquity. At different times, brewing beer was considered a feminine or masculine art. Medieval monks were often dedicated to the craft.
After all this time, the resurgence in craft brewing has shown that there's still more to learn when it comes to beer. Homes for sale in Atlanta benefit from a vigorous brewing culture with lots of local startups. Some have become known around the United States, while others remain among the area's best-kept secret.
Our real estate agents know viewing Atlanta homes for sale is an exciting experience! When you visit a new home, you open up a world of possibilities for the future. As exciting as it all is, it's vital not to overlook any of the important steps in the homebuying process. If you approach buying in a methodical way, you'll be more prepared – and more likely to get the home you want.
The most crucial thing many buyers forget about is pre-approval. In fact, you should take care of it before you even look at homes for sale.
Pre-approval is an essential step in getting a mortgage loan.
During pre-approval, a lender examines your finances in detail and determines exactly how much money you can qualify for in your loan package. The loan isn't finalized until you select a home, but you receive a letter from your lender showing that they are willing to extend a financing package to you.
Atlanta is an amazing place to live if you love exploring museums, with exhibits that both kids and adults will love. While there are many conventional museums of art, history, and more, some of the area's best museums deal with subject matter that's off the beaten path. If you've ever wanted to learn more about the history of puppetry, visit a state-of-the-art 3D theater, or experience a museum entirely devoted to taking selfies, you've come to the right city. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on some of the most unique, unusual, and exciting museums around Atlanta.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History – 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
Long a favorite for families to visit near Atlanta homes for sale, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History features some unique attractions that you won't find at other natural history museums. Start with the amazing 3D theater, where you can watch shows that bring natural history to life. There's also a spectacular, 75-acre outdoor section of the museum, which features a rain garden, forest, and nature art gallery.
Estimates indicate that a whopping 80 percent of items in a household sit unused. Our real estate agents find that a home with less clutter appears larger and more appealing to potential better.
If you're ready to tame your home's clutter, make sure to determine how you want to declutter. Many homeowners forgo decluttering simply because it feels too overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you find your decluttering preferences.
There are a slew of decluttering methods that will help you decide what things to keep. The best alternative will depend on your goals for decluttering and what you're hoping to accomplish.
World Book Day is coming up soon! Whether you're an avid bookworm or you prefer to skim the occasional paperback, it's a great time to celebrate by buying, borrowing, or donating a book or two.
While you're driving around checking out Atlanta homes for sale, we recommend stopping by one or more of these popular locations.
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.
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:
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:
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!
Put on your construction hat and get ready to create — National LEGO Day is January 28th! LEGOS are unlike any other toy. They're a worldwide sensation that any girl or boy can enjoy. Though many LEGO materials come in sets that allow you to build awesome structures, the magic of LEGOs is found in each builder's unique creativity. LEGOs can turn into whatever your mind desires! Our real estate agents encourage you to grab a few new bricks from these LEGO stores around Atlanta and build some happy memories.
Adding a dedicated workout space to your home promotes health and wellness. It's also a great way to customize your new home or get the attention of buyers if you'll be selling soon. And the best part is that it's an upgrade that can work with any budget. Our real estate agents have seen a wide variety of gyms in Atlanta homes for sale, and we can tell you it's an upgrade you'll be glad to have. Here are some ideas to get you started
To see, or not to see — 'tis not the philosophical question anyone wants to grapple with while cooking their favorite meal. If you ask our real estate agents the one ingredient that can make a beautiful kitchen seem dull and drab, the top answer will almost always be the lighting. In particular, task lighting makes it much easier to achieve culinary perfection. Whether you are building a new home or renovating your kitchen, pay close attention to the illumination you put into the plans.
Looking for interesting, out-of-the-box presents to give your list of holiday gift recipients? Atlanta has numerous gift shops that allow you to choose from a wide range of special items, and you'll be supporting local businesses at the same time.
Our real estate agents recommend consulting your gift list and visiting the following holiday gift shops around Atlanta: