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Preventative Home Maintenance and Why It’s Important

Web Admin - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

When you are a landlord of a single-family home, you usually don’t live nearby and so the phrase, “Out of sight, out of mind” often comes into play. BUT, ensuring that your rental home is properly taken care of as if you were living there yourself is as just important, if not more so, than where you do reside.  read more >>

Take a Hike – The Mundane

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 17, 2017 is National Take a Hike Day! Check out these places in the Metro Atlanta / North GA area. Get out there and enjoy this great fall weather!  read more >>

World Kindness Day

Web Admin - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Merriam Webster defines kindness as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. What better way to spend a day than carrying out acts of kindness for everyone – family, co-workers, and even random strangers.


5 Reasons You Should Thank a Veteran Today and Every Day

Web Admin - Thursday, November 09, 2017

Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is a day to celebrate and thank those who have served and protected our great country. Here at Backyard Realty Group DBA Tolley Community Management we are #VeteranOwned by Mike Tolley, who served in the Navy. We also have Michael Degrauwe ,  who also served in the Navy as well. These three veterans are a few of the  23.2 million military veterans in the United States of which should be thanked on this special day. Here are 5 reasons you should thank a veteran, today, tomorrow and always:  read more >>

The 10 Most Expensive Currently-Listed Rental Homes in Metro Atlanta

Web Admin - Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have more money than you could spend? Or maybe you already do! Just for kicks you could rent one of the homes listed below… (Or maybe you’d have to get a few friends & family to go in with you!) Check out the most expensive rentals in Metro Atlanta right now.  read more >>

Happy National Donut Day

Web Admin - Sunday, November 05, 2017

Donut? Doughnut? Around this office, we don’t really care how you spell it, as long as you provide them! Lucky for us, Forrest typically brings in donuts on Friday mornings, so we get our fill. Plus Sunday is National Donut Day! And did you know that there is 2 National Donut (Doughnut) days because you know we like them so much! One is in June and the other is today!  read more >>

Knock Knock ... Who’s There?

Web Admin - Monday, October 30, 2017

Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Doctor Who?
That’s a great TV Show isn’t it?

Fall in Metro Atlanta – Activities, Festivals and Things to Do in Fall 2017

Web Admin - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Metro Atlanta is a great place to be in the fall! As a former “Michigander” I always loved the fall but it would get cold fast, it seemed like the snowy winter always came sooner rather than later. What I love about living in Georgia is that you still get 4 definitive seasons without all the snow like in the North. We may get a little bit of snow and the temps do get cold but nothing is more beautiful than Fall in Georgia. With such great weather, why would you not want to get out and enjoy some of the many places this area has to offer! read more >>

Homeowners & Renters Alike Should Consider Emergency Preparedness As Wild Fires Blaze in the Southeast

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

With the wild fires blazing in Gatlinburg and all around the Southeast, there is a daunting reminder for emergency preparedness in the Southeast. While California is not a stranger to this type of natural disaster, the Southeast is a region ill-prepared for the destruction that would come as a result of such fires. It is important to have a plan for each type of natural disaster and to make sure your home and other assets, including your pets, are taken care of before disaster strikes.  read more >>

Why You Should Host a Community Friendsgiving

Web Admin - Monday, November 21, 2016

The smell of turkey and pecan pie floats in the air as people gather together to celebrate each other and all of those things which they are thankful for. Thanksgiving, typically reserved for family, should be something that is shared with all of those you are thankful for; that includes your neighbors. As neighbors, you watch out for each other and each other's homes year-round. You develop cherished friendships at the pool during the summer, watch the flora bloom during the spring and enjoy snow days together during the winter. Friendsgiving is another great way to build comradery (and share some yummy family recipes)! Here are five reasons you should share a Thanksgiving meal with your neighbors too:  read more >>