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 »


Advantages of Paperless Real Estate Transactions

by Carrie Brown McWhorter Jerry and Tina Popphan keep a busy schedule. In addition to running their own business, Jerry’s Plumbing in Carrollton, Jerry and Tina manage several real estate investments, including some subdivision lots. Paperless transactions using Dotloop have been a game changer for the Popphan’s. “We’ve dealt with Duffey Realty many times in the past,” Tina said. “Often... Read More »


On Deck – Creating Great Spaces for Relaxing and Entertaining Outdoors

After the hot days of summer, most of us are looking forward to cooler fall days. For many of us, the deck will beckon during those autumn evenings, so now is the time to make sure your deck is ready for entertaining. Decks and porches are among the most common home improvement projects homeowners undertake. Not only does a deck... Read More »


Homegrown Dreams

I believe many dreams are born at home. For instance, I cannot tell you how many times I have defeated Michael Jordan at the buzzer. Not in real life, of course, but in my imagination when I was a kid out in my parents’ backyard—hundreds of miles away from Chicago where Jordan actually played. Growing up, I spent countless hours... Read More »


Tips for Making Your College Room Home

As classes begin at our local colleges, many students will be excited about classes, activities, meeting new roommates, and decorating their dorm rooms and apartments for the upcoming year. For all students, but especially for freshman, it is important to make the dorm or apartment room as comfortable and homey as possible. “College dorm rooms may not seem very much... Read More »