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McAlister Home Group Blog - 2018 Articles

March 2018 Articles:



  • The 40th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show will be held at the Cobb
    Galleria from March 23-25. These three days will provide guests an
    opportunity to get fabulous ideas for home improvement projects, meet
    vendors, learn about new trends and designs, see displays first hand and
    become better educated on investing in your home. Read the full article on the Spring Atlanta Home Show.

  • Celebrate
    St. Patrick's Day at the Atlantic Station with Shamrock the
    Station this Saturday, March 17th. Atlanta's 105.7 FM will kick off the
    event. Festivities begin at 2pm and end at 11pm with live music
    starting at 4pm. Live music will be performed by The Wrecks,
    Dreamers, the Glorious Sons and New Politics. Show off your dance
    moves and participate in Irish dancing. Read the full article on Shamrock the Station.

  • Celebrate
    Atlanta's St. Patrick's Day Parade at noon on Saturday, March
    17th. Over 2,000 spectators are expected. The Parade features
    representatives from various Irish groups that are part of Atlanta’s
    Irish community. Enjoy traditional music with bagpipes. Watch amazing
    dancers, colorful floats and spectacular marching bands. Read the full article on Atlanta's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Remember to spring forward and move your clocks one hour ahead at 2am on Sunday, March 11th. It may be a good idea to change the time right before you decide to go to bed if you do not intend to stay up until 2am. Some states such as Arizona, do not participate in changing their clocks. Read the full article on Spring Forward 2018.

  • Welcome to the February 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 February 2018 Atlanta Real Estate Trends.

  • Atlantic Station is getting ready to undergo new expansion to welcome offices, a huge apartment complex, new retail and dining and an elegant hotel. Construction for these additions will begin in the summer of 2018. Read the full article on New Atlantic Station Developments.


February 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. Remember, if you plan to take that special someone to an elegant dinner, call ahead or make reservations online as many restaurants are getting booked quickly. Some restaurants may even offer dinner specials and multiple courses. 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.


January 2018 Articles:



  • The Big Apple Circus is touring across the U.S. and is currently performing at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA. Performances started on January 26th and will continue until February 25th. There will be 48 performances throughout these dates as the Big Apple Circus celebrates its' 40th anniversary. Read the full article on The Big Apple Circus.

  • With technology companies relocating to Atlanta, the demand for housing continues to increase and the development of new construction homes are on the rise. Home buyers are looking for their dream home. However, is it a better option to buy a new construction home or an existing home? Read the full article on Kitchen Trends for 2018.


  • A kitchen is a vital component in each home. When it comes to remodeling or making changes, consider new kitchen trends for 2018. The McAlister Home Group has researched what is new and fresh in today's industry. Read the full article on Kitchen Trends for 2018.


  • It is important to take care of your heating and cooling system. The McAlister Home Group has brought you simple maintenance tips for your heating and cooling system. The comfort of your home during those cold winter months and hot summer days is important. Do you want to make sure your system is running smoothly? Read the full article on Maintenance Tips for Your Heating and Cooling System.

  • We all have busy lives with so much to do. Sometimes rooms that need decluttering are challenging to get to. Well, 2018 is here. There is no better way to start off the new year than with new resolutions. Declutter your home with these simple steps and before you know it, your home will be transformed. Read the full article on Declutter Your Home and Start 2018 Fresh.

  • Piedmont Park is a well known Atlanta park where many annual events and festivals take place. Before leaving office, former Mayor Kasim Reed, announced that Piedmont Park will be expanding through a new $100 million project. The plans of expansion may also include Atlanta's Botancial Garden. Read the full article on the Piedmont Park Expansion.