Category Archives: News

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 »


5 Pesky Mistakes New Homeowners Make – And How to Avoid Them

When house hunting, it is easy to focus on the eye-catching surface features. Unfortunately, those well-staged facades can cover up big problems. If you are in the market for a new home, there are several hidden issues you should keep your eye out for as you shop. Tiny cracks. Small cracks and crevices in the foundation, doorways, and walls where... Read More »


Outdoor Spaces Need Some TLC? Check Out These Top Trends

Spring is here, and for those of us in the South, the lower humidity and moderate temperatures of these months are ideal for enjoying our outdoor spaces. If your yard and deck need some extra attention this spring, check out these tips on the top outdoor living trends for 2016. Outdoor rooms: Thanks to advances in all-weather materials, furnishings, and... Read More »


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2 is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of the world’s best-loved writers. In honor of Dr. Seuss and his work, communities and schools around the country will host Read Across America events this week to encourage students to read. Members of the Duffey Realty family will be participating in some of these events, and we wanted to share... Read More »


Happy Birthday to the Leapers!

Way back in Roman times, the New Year began on March 1. When Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar in 46 B.C., his advisors estimated one year to be 365.25 days. Since the end of February was the end of the year, they added an extra day at the end of that month to account for those extra hours. (To... Read More »


Did You Hear? January 24 is Belly Laugh Day

Why do appraisers carry a wasp in their hand? Because value is in the eye of the “bee holder.” Cue the laugh track—January 24 is Belly Laugh Day. Laughter is good for you. A good belly laugh decreases stress hormones and triggers a release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Here is another good one below: Take a few... 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 »


Save Money in 2016 by Stopping Home Air Leaks

Q: How much does the typical family waste every year on air leaks? a. $3.50 b. $35.00 c. $350.00 d. $3,500.00 If you guessed c, you are correct. A typical family spends about a third of its annual heating and cooling budget — roughly $350 — on air that leaks into or out of the house through unintended gaps and... Read More »


Unwrapping Christmas with Dale Johnson

Duffey Realty Managing Broker Dale Johnson appreciates the simple things at Christmas. He and his wife, Andrea, are especially thankful to have their parents, their children, and their grandchildren close by for the holidays. Dale admits that he is a last-minute shopper, so you may see him out and about in these final shopping days before Christmas, picking up a... Read More »


Unwrapping Christmas with Whitney Davis

This year’s holiday season promises to be an exciting one for Duffey Realty REALTOR® Whitney Davis. This will be the first Christmas for Whitney’s youngest son, but it’s also a special holiday because her older son is beginning to understand what Christmas means. Family traditions like sharing hot cocoa by the fire are special to Whitney, and now she is... Read More »