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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 »

‘Right Plant, Right Place’ Equals Healthy Trees & Healthier Property Values

Shade trees are important in Southern landscapes. Not only do they provide a cool spot to rest in the heat of summer, shade trees often increase property values because of their beauty and can decrease energy costs for your home or business if planted strategically. Consider these statistics from the Arbor Day Foundation: • The net cooling effect of a... Read More »

What’s Blooming in West Georgia This Summer

The heat of a Georgia summer can wilt even the hardiest blossoms. However, many native plants, shrubs, and trees can thrive even in the hot, dry conditions we often face in July and August in West Georgia and East Alabama. We’ve compiled a list of some of the summer’s showiest blossoms. Here are a few of our favorites: Hydrangea: Another... Read More »

Memorial Day: A Reminder

Though many think of Memorial Day as the official kick-off for summer, the purpose of the day should never be forgotten. Memorial Day reminds all of us that the freedoms we enjoy are the result of the sacrifices of those who served the United States at home and abroad throughout our nation’s history. The first Memorial Day observance in Washington... 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 »