Category Archives: Buyers

OPEN HOUSE – 261 Roopville Veal Road, Roopville, GA 30170

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 EDT, Jean Waldrop will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE at 261 Roopville Veal Rd in Roopville, GA 30170. A beautiful Million Dollar View greets you as you step out onto the brand new, full length of the house deck.  Each room on the rear of the house has direct access to the deck, and... Read More »


Open House – 120 Shady Lane, Carrollton, GA 30116

You are invited to an Open House on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm EDT at: 120 Shady Lane in Carrollton, GA. Love for the outdoors is apparent at this home with lots of care taken to create a gorgeous yet relaxing setting. A pool, screened porch, flowing pond, vine covered gazebo, pool house, and beautiful landscaping,... 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 »


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 »


Home Inspection: a Small Investment with a Big Payoff

A light switch installed inside a shower. Furnace vents placed outside bedroom windows. Disconnected waste pipes. Search online for “home inspection nightmares” and you will find some unbelievable and dangerous construction blunders. As a home inspector for the past 10 years, Bill Craig of Affordable Home Inspections and Services headquartered in Carrollton can tell some wild stories of his own.... Read More »


A Home for the Ages (and the Aging)

  We plan our vacations. We plan for kids’ college expenses. We plan for retirement. However, very few of us plan for aging, especially when it comes to our homes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of U.S. residents 65 and older will increase to nearly 73 million by 2030. Some of those Boomers will move into senior... Read More »


Trademark Quality Homes And Duffey Realty

Duffey Realty is proud to be the exclusive Listing Broker for Trademark Quality Homes in Carroll and Haralson Counties. Trademark Quality Homes has earned a reputation for building homes with high quality materials, excellent workmanship, and great attention to details. We have a price point and neighborhood to meet any family size, need, or budget. Currently, new homes are being... Read More »


Top Tips for Homebuyers in 2016

This year is expected to be a good year for the real estate market, but homebuyers will be faced with increasing home prices, higher interest rates, and fewer homes for sale. In a sellers’ market, buyers need to be ready to act, according to Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com®. “Buyers looking to close this year need to keep an... Read More »


Do You Know the True Cost of Homeownership?

Few things in life are as exciting as buying a new home. Once you’ve signed the contract, you want to put your personal stamp on the house, from the color of paint in the kitchen to the flowers that grow in the backyard. Unfortunately, few homebuyers realize how these initial improvements might cause financial problems down the road. According to... Read More »