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McAlister Home Group Blog - Feb 2018 Articles


Feb 2018 Articles:



  • The Harlem Globetrotters are on tour again for 2018. They are stopping in Atlanta at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth on March 3rd. If that date does not work with your schedule, they will perform at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on March 10th. Read the full article on the Harlem Globetrotters.


  • In about one year, Underground Atlanta will open with a fresh new look! The design focuses on retail, office and dining for a new community hot spot. The 150,000 square feet of development will transform Block 3. Currently, Block 3 is home to The Masquerade, Post-Office Cowork and coffee shop at 86 Pryor Street. Read the full article here on the New Developments of Underground Atlanta.


  • Mardi Gras is an annual festival celebrated by many countries before Ash Wednesday. The literal meaning of Mardi Gras in French is, "Fat Tuesday." In some countries such as Brazil, Mardi Gras is also known as Carnival. The festival is an opportunity to enjoy rich, delicious foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent season begins. With Ash Wednesday comes 40 days of fasting and dietary restrictions. Read the full article on Mardi Gras.

  • February 14th, 2018 is just two days away! The McAlister Home Group has put together a list of some Atlanta Valentine's Day events to enjoy. Read the full article on Atlanta Valentine's Day Events.

  • Real estate trends may change yearly and sellers are always looking to come out on top. One thing for certain is that while some home improvements increase the value of a home, others may not. It is important to know the latest trends for 2018 to ensure that money is spent wisely and the cost for projects is recouped when reselling. Read the full article on which home improvements have higher returns.


  • Welcome to the January 2018 Atlanta Real Estate and Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Read the full article on January 2018 Atlanta Real Estate and Housing Trends.

  • A homestead exemption is a state or local tax break that exempts a certain amount of the value of property upon which a property tax is based. This varies based on each state. For the state of GA, the standard exemption is $2,000 which is deducted from the 40% assessed value of the homestead. Individuals over 65 and older may claim a $4,000 exemption. Read the full article on the homestead exemption.