Set your Child on a Solid Financial Path that leads to Home Ownership

April is Financial Literacy Month and a great opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of wise financial choices.  Financial wisdom, if attained early in life, can ensure a much smoother process down the road when your child is ready to make, most likely, the largest purchase of their life—a home. If you have young children, you may... Read More »

Reverse Mortgage or Downsize – Which is Better?

Charles and Deborah have been semi-retired for a few years and are ready to call their professional lives complete. They really want to do some traveling while they are still healthy and energetic. The only problem? They are concerned about depleting their savings. They have heard about reverse mortgages and wonder if that might be a good way to use... Read More »

HOAs—Horror or Harmony?

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are not always popular with residents, but there are upsides to the protections they offer. Most of us have heard the HOA horror stories of residents battling neighbors over what many of us would consider insignificant issues. For example, in 2015 a Missouri family fought to keep a wooden playset in their backyard after their HOA objected... Read More »

Drone Photography-A New Perspective on Real Estate in West Georgia

7241 Cantrell Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135 – $569,000 Years ago, my grandmother gave each of her children an aerial photo of the family farm. Taken by a savvy photographer who had hired a plane to fly over the area, the photos showed a perspective of the land my dad and uncles never had as they tilled and planted acres of... Read More »

Happy President’s Day! Celebrating Georgia’s Presidential Connections

Presidents’ Day recognizes those who have served in our nation’s highest office, and Georgia has some pretty cool presidential ties to celebrate. Here are just a few: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, is the only U.S. president from Georgia. Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains. As a boy, Carter grew peanuts on his father’s... Read More »

Simple $40 Investment in Paint Color Could Help Your Home’s Sale Price

You probably already know that a fresh coat of paint on the interior walls is an inexpensive way to make your home more attractive to potential buyers, and you may have heard that neutral shades of white and beige are the only way to go. Don’t go buy that can of white paint just yet! A recent analysis from Zillow... Read More »

Made in Carrollton, GA: Superior Recreational Products

Nothing makes children happier than a playground, and some of the best playgrounds in the country are made right here in Carrollton by Superior Recreational Products. Superior’s headquarters have been located in Carrollton since 1992. From the beginning, the company’s mission has been to provide high quality outdoor recreation environments. In 1992 playground equipment was the only product, but through... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving Day, we at Duffey Realty are grateful for the blessings of life—especially our family, friends, and freedom. We also value you, the customers who since 1982 have trusted Duffey Realty to help make their “Homegrown Dreams” a reality. In this season and all year long, Duffey Realty values what is important to you: Time – Your time... Read More »

Happy Veterans Day from Duffey Realty!

November 11 is a significant anniversary in America’s history, and each year on this date we remember those who have served in our nation’s military. While Memorial Day honors those who died in military service, Veterans Day celebrates the service of all military veterans. The date, Nov. 11, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, known at... Read More »

West Georgia Schools S.T.E.A.M. ahead

Are your kids S.T.E.A.M.ed? Nov. 8 is National S.T.E.M. Day, a day meant to inspire kids to experiment, investigate, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In many programs, the acronym is S.T.E.A.M., adding Art to the mix. Schools in West Georgia and East Alabama are on board the S.T.E.A.M. train, not only incorporating exciting lessons into the curriculum but... Read More »