Taking your dog for a walk is good for both you and your pet. You both get some exercise, a chance to enjoy the fresh air, and an opportunity to explore your neighborhood. If you've been meaning to walk your dog more often, then October should bring you some motivation to get started. October 1st - 7th is Walk Your Dog Week, a fun holiday founded in 2010. Our real estate agents the area well, and they recommend visiting one of these Atlanta parks as you walk with your canine pal.
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.
Whether you've owned your house for years, or you're just now about to buy one of the beautiful Atlanta homes for sale, all homeowners should be able to complete maintenance and repairs around their property. Our real estate agents know that even newer homes will require a little bit of handy work as the years pass. We believe that it's wise to have a handful of specific tools available to use when you need them most. Here are 15 tools that every homeowner needs in their home.
Spring has sprung, and our real estate agents are busy helping clients with Atlanta homes for sale prepare for the most active selling season of the year. One of their top tips is to use paint to get your home in buyer-ready condition. So grab your paintbrush, roller and drop cloth and read on to learn how you can make your home more appealing with a few coats of paint.
Our real estate agents at Josey Young & Brady Realty have made it easier than ever to explore the best Atlanta homes for sale. No matter what time of year it is, we give you the winning advantage with accurate advice you can count on.
Real estate markets are built on cycles. There are small cycles that affect only one neighborhood or community, and bigger ones that impact the entire country. One of the most important is the cycle of transaction activity in real estate.
Spring is usually the busiest time of year for buying and selling a house in Atlanta. That means the competition is higher for the best properties. It's even more important than usual to make sure you have a bidding plan in mind before you contact a buyer.
As with any other purchase, lots of factors go into pricing. While price is never an exact science, a seller who has retained the services of a leading real estate agent is much more likely to price a property in a way that reflects its fair market value.
Connecting with sellers whose price point is already reasonable can help you avoid dealing with unrealistic price demands. Still, negotiating is an art. Psychology and persuasive powers play a role. So does strategy. Your real estate agent can help with all of the above!
The city of Atlanta is known for its Southern hospitality, diverse music culture, and hot nightlife. When you're ready to take a break from checking out Atlanta homes for sale and blow off some steam, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to some of the area's most popular bars.
With so many fun options to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. Our real estate agents suggest the unique and classy experience of visiting one of Atlanta's 1920s-themed speakeasy bars. Since these types of bars aren't always easy to find, we're giving you the inside scoop on five locations you won't want to miss.
Our real estate agents often get asked for advice about getting a home ready for sale. Completing maintenance projects is on the top of the list. Spring is the busiest home buying season, so Atlanta homes for sale need to be ready for all the action!
You'll want your home to make a good impression on potential buyers, so getting all those home maintenance tasks completed is a must. Better weather, pleasant temperatures, and extra money from tax refunds make spring the perfect time to complete those projects. And fixing small problems before they become bigger ones will help keep your home in top condition all year long.
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and nowhere is that more true than in Atlanta, home of one of the country's oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day parades. Want to partake in some luck o' the Irish as you tour Atlanta homes for sale? Here's what you should know to join in the fun and festivities on Saturday, March 16.
In 1858, the Hibernian Benevolent Society held Atlanta's first St. Patrick's Day parade to honor the rich heritage of Irish immigrants in the city. Specific recognition was given to Father Thomas O'Reilly and the Hibernian Rifles, who played an important role in Atlanta during the Civil War.
Father O'Reilly earned respect tending to the religious needs of both Union and Confederate soldiers. When General William Sherman captured Atlanta, O'Reilly led a group that ultimately convinced Sherman to spare City Hall, the courthouse, and five churches, including O'Reilly's own Immaculate Conception.
The Hibernian Rifles, named after a nationalist militia group in Ireland, also stood up against Sherman's "scorched earth" campaign. In gratitude, Oakland Cemetery set aside a plot dedicated to the Hibernian Rifles and members of the HBS.
If you're preparing to put your home on the market soon, you probably want to accomplish two things: Sell your home as quickly as you can and get as much for it as possible. To do that, you need your home to look its best.
Over the years, our real estate agents have learned a lot about staging a home to sell. Staging allows you to present your home in the best light and makes it possible for prospective buyers to envision themselves living there. Here's how to do it right.
Yoga's emphasis on the mind-body connection makes it a perfect activity for finding balance, no matter how hectic your schedule is. Find your inner om at one of these great Atlanta yoga studios recommended by our real estate agents.
Deciding to add your home to the list of Atlanta homes for sale is a big decision. For first-time sellers, it might be almost as big of a decision as buying a home in the first place. After all, selling your home successfully is something that affects your financial well-being and plans for the future. But there are ways to make things less stressful and help you get your home sold.
Whether you've just purchased a new home in our area or are just getting started shopping for Atlanta homes for sale with our real estate agents, chances are good that you are not, as of yet, terribly familiar with the ins and outs of the city. That means if you'll be in Atlanta this February, you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to planning your Valentine's Day celebration. The good news is that our area is a great place to celebrate the big day. Here are some great spots to get sweet treats for your Valentine in Atlanta:
Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, 99 Krog St. NE
An award-winning family-run micro-factory, Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is known for producing a selection of exceptional dark chocolate bars, an array of unique drinking chocolates and cacao teas, as well as lovely gift boxes, all perfect for those looking for sweet treats for Valentine's Day gift-giving.
Are your preparing to purchase a home for the first time? Understanding what's ahead will help you navigate the process of buying for the first time, and applying for a mortgage is one of the most important steps in that process. Before you apply for a mortgage, however, it's a good idea to read what our real estate agents have to say about how to make the process as seamless as possible.
Let's say you've been browsing Atlanta homes for sale, and you've identified a property that fits both your taste and your budget. If you want to make a serious offer on a home that suits your goals, then applying for a mortgage is a must. Understanding what to expect is key, and will help you navigate the process with confidence.
It's almost time for the biggest game of the year, and there's no better city to watch than Atlanta. Every bar, restaurant, and tavern has a unique atmosphere, so you're sure to find a Game Day destination that suits your style. Whether you're looking for great food, craft drinks, or a place to share your excitement with other passionate fans, you'll find it on our list of seven great places to watch the matchup in Atlanta. Our real estate agents have all the details on how to enjoy the big game close to home.
Hudson Grille Midtown – 942 Peachtree St. NW
No matter the event, you can count on the Hudson Grille Midtown having an excellent atmosphere for any big game. Settle in with an Impossible Burger, grab your favorite drink from the menu, then get ready to celebrate everything that makes the game special with friends and strangers alike.
Relocation to Atlanta has exploded in recent years, and if you're planning to do the same, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure your move goes smoothly. With all the hassles involved – from the big physical stuff such as packing, down to the small things like paperwork – it's no surprise that you might forget some things.
With the following tips from our real estate agents, you'll be sure to comb through everything and ensure you don't leave any stone unturned.
Our real estate agents love to grab a bowl of hot chili for lunch here in Atlanta. Atlanta homes for sale are easy to recommend, but not many home buyers realize that a long tradition of spicy, flavorful chili is one major attraction.
When you visit or relocate to Atlanta, you'll be in the thick of some of the best chili restaurants in the nation. State and national chili competitions are held in Atlanta on a regular basis – and all the hoopla means there are plenty of world-class barbecue restaurants for you to enjoy.
Let's take a look at six of our favorite places for a bowl of chili in Atlanta.
Are you one of the 45 percent of Americans who resolve to lose weight and get in shape in the coming year? Although these types of goals aren't always easy to achieve, having a plan in place makes it more likely that you'll succeed.
To help give you a jump start, our real estate agents created this list of their favorite fitness centers in the Atlanta area. There are a variety of options available, making it more likely that you'll find something that works for you. Best of all, there's no reason to wait until after the New Year. Each of these locations is open today and ready to help you achieve your goals. Let's get started!
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a fun, free event, close to home in Atlanta? Atlanta Hip Hop Day, a free festival held every year around this time, is about to celebrate its eighth year as one of Atlanta's favorite free, local events. The festival provides an opportunity to learn more about Atlanta's many contributions to hip-hop history, enjoy a stacked schedule of live shows all weekend, and sample some of the best food that the city has to offer. Our real estate agents have all the details on where, when, and what to expect from Atlanta Hip Hop Day 2018.
Atlanta Hip Hop Day
Location: Woodruff Park – 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Dates/Times: October 6 - 7, 2018 – 11 am to 7 pm
Admission: Free Admission – No Tickets Required
Atlanta Hip Hop Day got its start eight years ago and has grown so large since that time that events are now spread over two days. This year's festival takes place at Woodruff Park, with each side of the park themed around a different part of hip-hop culture. The park sections include "B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists." As always, Atlanta Hip Hop Day is a free event, with a focus on live music and Atlanta's contributions to hip-hop history and culture.
Starting as a mere trickle in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, the Chattahoochee River descends nearly 2,400 feet in its first hundred miles alone, becoming a might torrent by the time it empties into Lake Seminole, 434 miles from its headwaters. It meanders right through the Atlanta city limits along the way, offering what our real estate agents consider to be some of the best paddling water in the state.
The Chattahoochee River is, almost without exception, a very easy river to navigate by canoe or kayak. It rolls along gently between its banks, with an average water speed of around 3 miles per hour, through fields, forests, and farmlands. Only in spring, when runoff from the mountains causes the river to swell, does paddling become more of a challenge. But throughout summer and fall, the Chattahoochee is one of the most reliably calm paddling waters in the Southeast.
When you're a home shopper, the neighborhood in which you're searching is equally as important as the house itself. The home's accessibility to shopping, schools, dining, and area attractions play a leading role in your final home buying decision.
Let's get started at the Georgia Aquarium.
There's no doubt you know Atlanta is an exciting and diverse place to live. It has a wide variety of entertainment venues from contemporary to historical; consequently, you'll never be at a loss for things to do. Our real estate agents live and work in the Atlanta and are sure you won't be disappointed with the Fox Theatre, one of Atlanta's most iconic locations.
Successfully selling your home affects your financial well being and your future. For most people, your home is your most valuable asset, and you won't want to entrust something that important to just anyone. Picking the right agent to sell your home is essential, and these tips can help you find the right one.
So, you've decided to buy one of our Atlanta homes for sale and relocate to the Big Peach. Congratulations!
Our REALTORS® want to know more about what this city you've decide to make your home. Let's talk about Atlanta and everything a prospective new resident should know:
Are you ready for a memorable day of family fun that parents and kids alike will love? Every year, around the middle of the summer, the Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival comes to our corner of Atlanta and creates unforgettable moments for families. The Cool Dads Rock organization is dedicated to forming stronger relationships between fathers and their children, and the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby Festival is one of the organization's biggest events each year. Our REALTORS® have all the details on what to expect from this year's Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival.
The Buckhead District of Uptown Atlanta is often referred to as the nation's richest zip code, and for good reason, although it may not be what you imagine. Beautifully stylish, this community offers a range of choices in housing, entertainment, and recreation. Our real estate agents have compiled a list of 10 things you should know about buying in Buckhead.
A fusion of historic charm and modern innovation, College Park, GA offers residents and visitors the best of metropolitan living while maintaining an inviting neighborhood atmosphere. The city's close proximity to downtown Atlanta makes it a convenient place to live, work and play. Take some time to get to know the area, and let our REALTORS® help you discover a range of College Park homes suited to your lifestyle.
Naturally, one of the first decisions your real estate agent will advise you on is the choice of neighborhood. It's always a good idea to narrow down your selection to 1-3 areas so you can stay focused and find the right properties to bid on sooner.
As Georgia's most populous city--with more than 5.8 million residents--Atlanta offers you a wide range of neighborhoods. There's truly something to suit every taste.
To make things easier, we've created this handy summary of the best Atlanta neighborhoods:
Atlanta is an exciting all American town. It's a hub for major corporations, sporting events, media, and everyday fun. If you crave a quieter lifestyle, small towns and communities nearby offer the calming culture you prefer. If you plan to tour Atlanta homes for sale, summer is the perfect season. When you time your visit just right, you can connect with Atlanta communities as they celebrate Independence Day.
Our real estate agents enjoy life in Atlanta. We believe you'll appreciate it too when you get to know the people and the communities at our favorite Independence Day Celebrations.
Discover your new Atlanta neighborhood with a a bird's-eye view of the city from atop the Skyview Ferris Wheel. If you're in town checking out Atlanta homes for sale, our REALTORS® are certain you'll love Atlanta and the Skyview Ferris Wheel. Towering almost 20 stories above the city in Centennial Park, it is the perfect way to see the city you're about to make your home. Here are the details to help you plan your visit.
In the heart of downtown Newnan, Georgia, atop the Carnegie Library building, you'll find a bright sign declaring that Newnan is the City of Homes. The historic city of Newnan, with six historic districts on that National Register of Historic Places, is filled with beautiful, historic homes and buildings that come from eras across the centuries. Newnan was once known as one of the wealthiest cities in the country, and the homes here are a great example of the city's long, vibrant history. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on where to find the best historic homes to explore in Newnan, GA.
There's no doubt that Atlanta puts the "big" in big city, and the city certainly offers tons of unique, dynamic neighborhoods to call home. The diverse interests, passions, and backgrounds of Atlanta residents combine to create a truly unique atmosphere, no matter which corner of the city you choose to make your own. Many of Atlanta's residents started out living somewhere else, near or far, yet everyone in a city can find a neighborhood that feels like home. There are so many things to love about the unique neighborhoods of Atlanta, and our real estate agents have the details on five of the factors that make Atlanta neighborhoods such special places to call home.
The city of Atlanta is an exciting, dynamic place to call home, with a deep history and a bright future. Whether you're moving to Atlanta from across the state or across the country, there's much to be learned about your new favorite city. Our real estate agents know the city, and we've put together 10 things you should know about Atlanta, GA.