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New Year's Eve at Home - JYB Realty

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. 

  1. New Year's Essentials
    You can't start off a New Year's celebration in your new home without some of the essentials. We're talking, of course, about party hats, noisemakers, confetti poppers, and all that jazz. It also wouldn't hurt to pick up some crazy 2022 glasses to pass out to your guests. Go to any party store or most department stores, and you'll find plenty of great selections.

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Small Business Saturday 2021 - Atlanta - JYB Realty

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.

  • Atlanta Breakfast Club - 249 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313
    Start your day of shopping by fueling up at the Atlanta Breakfast Club, a comfortable diner-style restaurant. You'll be able to choose from a modest yet delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and yogurt with local honey and house-made granola. Or go all out with a Southern Breakfast consisting of two eggs in any style, your choice of meat, grits or breakfast potatoes, and your choice of a biscuit or toast. If you'd prefer to stop by for a break in your shopping for lunch, try the fried chicken sandwich (made with two chicken breasts) or shrimp po' boy.

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Holiday Shop Local in Atlanta - JYB Realty

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:

  • Young Blood Boutique – 632 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA  30306
    Young Blood Boutique specializes in providing handcrafted objects from independent makers, so you'll find special gifts to give for the holidays. Choose from an extensive collection of gifts that include several different types of jewelry, delectables such as a French Broad chocolate collection, fragrant candles, and accessories, including a bento box shearling backpack. The boutique's hours are from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday-Saturday.

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Holiday Light Displays - Atlanta Area - JYB Realty

While Christmas may look a little different this year, there's still plenty to see and do around Atlanta. Our real estate agents know that you want to stay as safe as possible yet still want to embrace the holiday season in every way imaginable. Load up the family car with hot cocoa and cookies; these drive-thru and social-distant walk-through light displays within an hour of Atlanta will keep your holidays magical.

  • Atlanta Festival of Lights — Atlantic Station, 270 17th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
    Fill your evening with holiday festivities without venturing out of city limits at the Atlanta Festival of Lights show. This dazzling drive-thru display takes place at Atlantic Station and lasts approximately half of an hour. The event prioritizes social distancing, so you don't even need to roll your window down to present your ticket. However, they will also have a bike/scooter night (masks required) for those who want to enjoy the fresh winter air. There is also an ice-skating rink across the street with food and drinks available if you would like to spend the evening celebrating the season at Atlantic Station.

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Holiday Shop Local - Atlanta - JY&B Realty

Did you wait until the last minute to start thinking about your holiday shopping? It's okay! Whether you've been distracted by exploring all of the best Atlanta homes for sale or time just got away from you, it's still not too late. 

To help make sure your holidays are jolly, our real estate agents have pulled together a list of some of the coolest, quirkiest local places to do your last-minute holiday shopping. Check it out! 

  • Young Blood: 632 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
    For beautiful, handcrafted items, you can't go wrong with Young Blood. This shop carries a carefully curated selection of gift items including accessories, jewelry, fragrances, ceramics, candles, incense, and more. There aren't your typical retail goods—they're made by individual artists from all across the United States and abroad. Shopping for someone who loves beautiful things has never been easier!

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Holiday Craft Fairs in Atlanta - JY&B Realty

One of the best things about Atlanta homes for sale is all the opportunities in our neighborhoods to connect with people and support the local community. The winter holidays are the perfect time to shop local and support local artists and the local economy. And holiday shopping can be extra fun when you attend a craft fair.  It's exciting to see all the one-of-a-kind gifts available, and those special gifts mean so much more when you know someone took the time to hand-make them. For gifts everyone on your list will love, visit one of these holiday craft fairs and get shopping!

  1. Indie Craft Experience Holiday Spectacular - Georgia World Congress Center, 235 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, 30313 | 
    Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11-6

    Looking to get all your holiday shopping done at once? The Indie Craft Experience Holiday Spectacular can help you do exactly that! This two-day event is celebrating its 15th year and with over 200 crafters, artists and vendors, there's plenty to choose from. Entertainment, hands-on art experiences, and swag bags for the first 250 attendees all add some extra fun to your shopping trip.

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Order Thanksgiving Pies Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

While we often think of pumpkin pie as part of the first Thanksgiving meal at Plymouth Colony, the tradition dates back only to the 19th century. After Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, writer Sarah Josepha Hale promoted the idea with recipes for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.

The "godmother of Thanksgiving" would be pleased to see how heartily pie has been embraced as a holiday staple. Be sure to stock up with a variety of flavors from these great bakeries around Atlanta homes for sale.

  • Southern Baked Pie Company - 3145 Peachtree Road, Suite 165, Atlanta 30305
    How can you go wrong with a bakery called Southern Baked Pie Company? Owner Amanda Wilbanks infuses Southern charm into her pies made from family recipes featuring all-butter crusts. Looking for non-traditional options? Try the salted caramel turtle or Sweet Caroline candy bar pies. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, including two additional locations in Alpharetta and Gainesville.

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Atlanta Voluteering Opportunities
With all the hustle and bustle happening this time of year, it's easy to forget what the holiday season is all about. Our real estate agents believe in taking some time away from our hectic schedules to give back to those less fortunate. If you'd like to join us in doing our part to make the world a better place, check out some of these volunteer opportunities. You may be surprised to see how donating just a few hours of your time can help.

  1. Atlanta Mission - 2353 Bolton Road NW Atlanta, GA 30318
    The Atlanta Mission aims to end homelessness, one person at a time. This organization helps men, women, and children get back on their feet and reclaim the dignity they deserve by providing meals, shelter, clothing, job training, and more. Volunteer opportunities are available for both individuals and groups and include helping out in the kitchen, serving meals, sorting donations, and volunteering at the thrift shop.

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Atlanta Christmas Shopping Locations
As the capital of Georgia, Atlanta has become of the South's most popular destinations for travel and relocation. Both new residents and visitors come for its Southern culture and the variety of attractions throughout the year.

If you are moving to Atlanta, our real estate agents have a detailed list of Atlanta homes for sale to share with you. We also can give you our recommendations for some unique holiday shopping adventures in Atlanta.

  1. Holiday Market, Indie Craft Experience Yaarab Temple, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, 30308
    This holiday shopping opportunity gives last-minute shoppers a chance to peruse over 60 craft and vintage vendors at the Holiday Market.  This one-day event features swag bags for the first 100 guests and local food vendors. While it's not as large as some craft and shopping extravaganzas, if you want extra time to talk to the crafters and vendors, it's best to grab your swag bag, look and return in the afternoon when it's not as busy. The Holiday Market is on December 9th from 11 am to 6 pm and costs $5 at the door.

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Atlanta Christmas Lights
While there is no wrong time to search for Atlanta homes for sale, the holidays make touring our city's neighborhoods even more memorable. Throughout our Georgia communities, you'll get a chance to sample what living in Atlanta during the holidays is all about by experiencing our Christmas spirit in twinkling lights.  

Our real estate agents have made a list (and yes, we've checked it twice) of six of our favorite holiday light displays in and around Atlanta.

  1. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights - Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
    Garden Lights, Holiday Nights entertains you with new music, motion, and sparkle sure to make this a soon-to-be family tradition when you relocate to Atlanta. Be the first in line on Saturday, November 17 to see the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, in full glow from 5 to 11 p.m.

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Atlanta GA Buying a Home During the Holidays
If you've spent month after month checking out Atlanta homes for sale, you're probably ready for an end-of-the-year break. House hunting takes a lot of time and energy, but there are many reasons to continue your search during the holidays. As the city comes alive with holiday cheer, Atlanta homes seem even more beautiful. If you get tired of your search, you'll have Christmas festivities to keep you in a jolly mood.

Our real estate agents understand that many home buyers and sellers take a holiday break, but that makes home-shopping easier for you. Continuing your home search during the holidays is smart. Here are five reasons why.

  1. Inspired Sellers
    While some home sellers abandon their marketing efforts during the holidays, others feel highly motivated to continue. As homeowners deactivate their listings, only the truly inspired home sellers try to connect with serious buyers. Their reasons vary. They could have a job in another city. The family could be downsizing because of a pending retirement or upsizing due to a family addition. Whatever their reason for opening up their home to strangers during the holidays, they'll be receptive to the buyers who show up.

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Atlanta GA Thanksgiving Day Events
Thanksgiving ranks highly among our favorite holidays, and for a simple reason – the food! Of course, that Thanksgiving feast might also give you a reason to consider getting in a little more exercise this season, and if that's the case, you're in luck. 

These local Turkey Trots in the Atlanta area will give you a great opportunity to get a head start on burning off those extra calories, all while helping out a good cause. So whether you're in the area looking at Atlanta homes for sale, or already call Atlanta home, be sure to check out these fun Thanksgiving runs, walks and trots this season.

  1. Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot - 3835 Johns Creek Parkway, Suwanee
    Started as a way to give back to all the runners who have participated in Five Star NTP races throughout the years, the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot takes place bright and early on Thanksgiving morning in Suwanee, GA. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Johns Creek Parkway, just south of Kids R Kids. Great prizes are available for the winners in each category.

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Atlanta Holiday Home Safety Tips
The holiday season brings with it an air of excitement and warmth. Amid all of the hustle and bustle of shopping, making preparations for your family gathering, or even finalizing plans for your holiday trip, would-be thieves are also getting ready for the season too. Our real estate agents know the last thing you want this holiday season is for a break-in to happen and ruin your family's holiday and peace of mind. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to safeguard your home during the holidays so you can enjoy this time with your friends and family.

  1. Discourage Package Thieves
    With the rise of online shopping, packages delivered to your home are a target for thieves. Consider having your goods delivered to your office, a neighbor or other point of delivery if you won't be home to receive them. If you do have packages delivered to your home, be sure the front door and walkway are visible to your neighbors, and that home security cameras provide a view of the front door.

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