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Tania Gardère MacLeod's Blog Posts

The 7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to

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The Situation of Real Estate in 2022

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19%

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The 5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market.Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be

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Dream Team!

Dream team! Talk about the perfect home sellers (meet Mr. and Mrs. Clean!) and having Peter Babcock as the most professional and amazing closing attorney from Campbell and Brannon (East Cobb) along

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A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale (Sellers List)

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your

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How To Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

  The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or

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Homestead Exemptions 2021

The homestead exemption provides the homeowner with a reduced taxable property value provided that:  The home is occupied by the homeowner on January 1, 2022. The homeowner applies

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The Best Kind of Love!

On Valentine’s Day, love is all around and for one day people are encouraged to express love with flowers, chocolate and cards of all shapes and colors.The best part is... you can be super

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February 2022 Homeowner Checklist

If your home received candy hearts, they would come in the form of home maintenance tasks (what I prefer to call “home love”). So consider this post-Valentine’s gift for your home!

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8 Popular and Unique Home Design Features for 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often

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January Homeowner Checklist (2022)

Your house wants a fresh start as much as you do! Let's call them *real estate resolutions* shall we? In order to gear your home up for a successful year, here are the home maintenance tasks you

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A Return to ‘Normal’ Now? The State of Real Estate in 2022

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021

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December Homeowner Checklist

Don't miss the last thing on this month's list (Santa's watching)?It's the most wonderful time of the year - HOORAY! And while home maintenance probably sounds like the last thing on your priority

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20 Unique and Perfect Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly

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November Homeowner Checklist

Before you put your turkey in the oven, stop here for this month's Homeowner Checklist?The holidays are upon us and I'm ready to start decorating! But first, I'm sharing your monthly homeowner

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New Build or Existing Home: Which Is The Right One for You?

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year.

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October Homeowner Checklist

The best thing about Fall home maintenance is that you can drink a pumpkin-flavored beverage while doing it! ?Your October Homeowner Checklist is here and designed to keep your home from getting

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Valuable Safety Strategies

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Roswell Ga Home at the Same Time

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply

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September Homeowner Checklist

Welcome to the *BER* months - AKA the best months of the year!Have you ever heard them called "the ber months"? Think about it:SeptemBER - Fall starts, pumpkin takes over everything, football

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5 Factors Revealing Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates,

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market!

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes

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July Home Owner Checklist

July 2021 Homeowner Checklist I can already smell the burgers on grill and the bug spray in the air - the long weekend is right around the corner! Before you deck yourself out in red,

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Could Rising Home Prices In Your Area Impact Your Net Worth?

 Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life, That Fits YOU

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right?For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent

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Can and Should I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding

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Is the 2021 Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

 Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash In 2021?  While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?When

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5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends in 2021

5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends in 2021  We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our,

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Market Update For Roswell Ga December 2020 Compared to December 2019

As promised this week we are going to talk about the Roswell, Georgia market update.Last week I discussed kind of what was going on in Metro Atlanta. And this week we are talking about Roswell,

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Market Update For Metro Atlanta December 2020 Compared to December 2019

Taking a look back for the full month of December and comparing 2019 to 2020 for all of Metro Atlanta I wanted to just jump in here and give you a quick market update, and what I wanted to talk

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January Homeowner Checklist

Your house has resolutions too, you know! Here are the home maintenance tasks you should be tackling in January! Store Christmas decor in labeled bins (I like to use red and green to keep it festive

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Homeowner Desktop Backgrounds

Homeowner Desktop Backgrounds                                           The ball,

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Q: Should I wait for foreclosures to hit the market in 2021 to start my home search?

Q: Should I wait for foreclosures to hit the market in 2021 to start my home search?This is a question I've been getting frequently and it's a smart question to ask but the answer might not be what

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Get An Instant Cash Offer On Your Home

Did you want an Instant cash offer on your home? Are you thinking about selling your house? You’ve got two options: Sell it now or List it.Do you want to sell your house fast? Well now is your

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# of Closed Sales YTD in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock

Number of Closed Sales YTD (Year to Date) in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock;

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Median Sales Price in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock YTD

Median Sales Price in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock  (YTD live)This graph is refreshed and updated every time you click back. So be sureto come back and see what the values are

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Median Sales Price All of MLS vs 30075, 30076 and Alpharetta YTD Past 3 Years

Here is a look at the Median Sales Price for All homes in the MLS,vs Roswell 30075, Roswell 30076 and Alpharetta.This is a year to date view for the past 3.

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Tania Talks About The Current Market and New Higher Conventional Loan Limits

Are you curious about what's going on in our market place? Last week, rates were down to 2.5%! Woohoo, that is incredible! I refinanced my house a few months ago at 3% and I thought that was

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