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Summerlin Model Grand Opening Event

Categories: Events, Goodall News, Neighborhood, New Community, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: March 14, 2018

Goodall Homes invites you to join us at


for the Model Grand Opening

Enjoy lunch on us and tour the New Model Home

Tuesday, March 20th


Ribbon Cutting at 11:30

119 Telavera Drive White House, TN 37188


Buying and Selling – What You Should Know

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market | Posted: February 27, 2018

Tips to help you get ready to buy a new home

Spring is coming and people who are considering a move are ramping up to prepare. Here are some tips to help you get ready to buy a new home.

1. Make a wish list

Determine the type of home you want, where it should be located, and the features that are a must. How many bedrooms do you need now and in the future? What do you want in your kitchen? Is the lack of closet space a deal-breaker? Create a priority list to help you evaluate priorities.

2. Do your homework

A lot of things have changed with new homes and new home construction. If you haven’t shopped for a while, you might want to learn about the best practices in new home construction for energy efficiency and safety. Find out how to identify signs of quality construction and those to signal you should run away.

3. Get pre-approved

Talk to a reputable lender to obtain mortgage pre-approval before you start shopping for a new home. You’ll learn the qualify amount you can spend on a home and can browse with peace of mind that you can afford that dream home you just fell in love with.

4. Understand your budget

Once you have mortgage pre-approval, you know how much of a home loan you can likely secure. If you’re thinking of buying a resale home, you might want to set aside money for repairs—perhaps a new roof, replacing the HVAC system, updating the kitchen, or painting the interior. Consider the age of the appliances and the cost to replace them. Don’t use up all your financial resources to buy a home and then have nothing to make it move-in ready. If you have concerns, narrow your search to new homes. They have a builder’s warranty to protect the structure, all the systems and appliances are under warranty, and you can often choose details so your new home is move-in ready.

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Do you need to sell your home so you can purchase a new one? Follow these tips to get your home ready to sell.

1. Purge

No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, you’ve got stashes of possessions that don’t need to make the trip to the new home. You’ll be paying movers by weight so don’t waste money on items you don’t need. Work one room at a time and sort out the items to keep, donate, and trash. Be ruthless! You should start out in your new home with a clean slate.

2. Simplify the décor

Potential buyers don’t want to see all your personal belongings, including family photos, collectibles, and your children’s artwork. Pack up those pieces to get a head start on your moving.

3. Boost the curb appeal

The first thing your prospective homebuyer sees is the front of your home. Take the time to improve the view. Pressure wash the house (including the roof), apply a fresh coat of paint to your front door, and clean up the landscaping. Place a container garden of colorful plants by the door. If you have an abundance of lawn art, remove it.

4. Make scents of the interior

You might be nose-blind to the odors in your home, especially if you have pets. Have your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned when you’re ready to start showing your home. Don’t scent rooms with candles and air fresheners that can add a heavy scent. Use an essential oil diffuser instead.

As you start your search for a new home, please consider Goodall Homes. We’re a local home builder—one of the largest locally-operated builders in the Greater Nashville and Knoxville areas. Our new home communities are located throughout Gallatin, Franklin, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Knoxville, and Maryville. Take a look at our floor plans and selection of currently available move-in ready homes. Contact us to make the home-buying process a breeze!

Realtor Lunch & Learn – Sumner County March 6th

Categories: Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Sumner County | Posted: February 20, 2018

Goodall Homes and Acopia Home Loans invite you to join us for a

Realtor Lunch & Learn- Sumner County

Learn about new Neighborhoods in Sumner County

Tuesday, March 6th


The Club at Fairvue Plantation

981 Plantation Blvd Gallatin, TN 37066

Catered Lunch and Door Prizes


Live like a local in Music City

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder | Posted: February 16, 2018

People come to Nashville for a visit and certain attractions are always on their list of things to do, like the Grand Ole Opry, the Belle Meade Plantation, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Those (and many more like them) are the obvious places to see in Nashville and the surrounding area. But when this Music City becomes your home, here are some ways to live like a local!

Take in the architectural eclectica

Local architect Nicky Dryden described the city’s architecture as “place making”. He explained that the design blends a passion for “urban anthropology and cultural salvaging”. It’s all about reinvention. An old service station was converted to a hip retail boutique. You can walk around the city and see lovingly preserved remnants of the Old South, landmarks like the Union Station, and contemporary structures (AT&T Building, Fifth Third Center).

Find the best-kept secrets for fabulous food finds

Southern cooking is a perfect blend of flavor and ingenuity. Your list of “Where to Eat in Nashville” should include locally-owned eateries. Grab a quick bite from one of the hundreds of food trucks throughout the Greater Nashville area, each of them completely redefining your expectation of fast food. Martin’s BBQ Joint and Edley’s Bar-B-Que serve up some of the best barbecue in the city. Arnold’s Country Kitchen is renowned for its fried chicken and banana pudding. Feast on flaky biscuits from scratch and “meat ‘n’ three” lunch choices at the Loveless Café. Take the family to Swett’s for cafeteria-style dining with good home-cooking.

Of course, there’s legendary hot chicken, a local treat so popular it has its own association, the Nashville Hot Chicken Coalition, and the Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival.

Cheer on the Titans

The Tennessee Titans are a big favorite in Greater Nashville. The NFL team continues to play harder, get stronger, and climb toward the top of its division. During football season, join a crowd of fans at any of the local sports bars, or head to the Nissan Stadium in Nashville to get a closer look at the action.

Take part in the festivals

One of the best ways to fit seamlessly into the Greater Nashville landscape is to join the locals in one of their many celebrations. Nashville loves its festivals, and you can take your pick among many: Americana Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival, Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil, Wild West Comedy Festival, Tennessee Renaissance Festival, Tomato Art Festival, NAIA Pow Wow, and Full Moon Pickin’ Parties, to name only a few.

Hang out at the park

Take your kids, your dog, your bike, your lunch, or just yourself to one of the scenic parks around Nashville. Centennial Park is a favorite place to get outdoors on a sunny Tennessee day. The park’s 132 acres include walking trails, a dog park, a band shell, the famous Parthenon, sand volleyball courts, a sunken garden, and the scenic Lake Watauga.

Whether you’re already a local in Music City or thinking of moving to the area, talk to us at Goodall Homes. We’re a local home builder with new home communities throughout Nashville (including Gallatin, Franklin, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, and Hendersonville). Browse our available homes and floor plans, and contact us to become part of the Music City lifestyle.

What’s Happening at Goodall Homes

We’re hosting special events at many of our neighborhoods, and we are now building Patterson Farms, opening soon for sales in Clear Lake Meadows, and a new phase at Carrellton, all in Gallatin. The Grove at Five Oaks in Lebanon has begun a new phase of single-level villas. In Murfreesboro, Goodall Homes will be offering courtyard cottages at Valleybrook.

Fitness Equipment Tutorial- Waters Edge Clubhouse Finess Center

Categories: Events, Franklin, Goodall Homes, Neighborhood, New Community, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: February 7, 2018

Join us for a Fitness Equipment Tutorial

by Cybex Representative Mike Geiser

Tuesday February 27th, 2018


Waters Edge Clubhouse Fitness Center

Realtor Sneak Peek of the Residents’ Clubhouse- Waters Edge Franklin, TN

Categories: Events, Franklin, Goodall News, Nashville, New Community, One Level Floorplan, Realtor News, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: February 7, 2018

Join us for a Sneak Peek of our new Waters Edge Residents’ Clubhouse

Tour the Clubhouse Amenities and Enjoy a Light Lunch, Appetizers, and Door Prizes

Goodall Homes @ Waters Edge

Thursday, February 22nd 11am-1pm

4021 Devinney Drive Franklin, TN 37064




Holidays at Hayden Hill

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Knoxville, Realtor News | Posted: December 15, 2017

Join us for a fun and exciting event for the whole family.
Take pictures with Santa away from the madness of the mall!
We’ll have food and drinks and great times for all.

Where: 10817 Laurel Glade Lane Hardin Valley, TN 37932

When: December 16 & 17
1:00pm – 4:00pm

For directions visit:
We’ll see you there!

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2 more great reasons to live in Knoxville: Hayden Hill and Morganton Reserve

Categories: Goodall News, Knoxville | Posted: November 13, 2017

One visit to Knoxville and you see for yourself what’s truly special about this city. The great outdoors couldn’t get any greater, with the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee River, and abundant lakes—and a beautiful climate that lets you get out and enjoy your favorite recreational pursuits. placed Knoxville #2 on its 2012 list of “Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now”, and in 2013, Forbes chose our region as one of the “Top 100 Best Places for Business and Careers”. In fact, we were applauded for our resiliency as one of three cities across the country that has recovered the strongest from the recession. ranked Knoxville as one of the “Top 10 Places to Retire”. Dog Fancy Magazine recognized our furry friendliness by choosing Knoxville as the “Most Dog-Friendly City in the Southeast”.

Our Communities

All these accolades sum up why Goodall Homes, a new home builder in Knoxville, chose to launch two new home communities here. Hayden Hill and Morganton Reserve extend our long history of building communities where people can enjoy a lifestyle, not just a home. The Knoxville location is the perfect backdrop to inspire our newest new home communities.

We chose Hardin Valley for the site of Hayden Hill, because it’s so convenient to local amenities, like the town center at Turkey Creek and top-rated Hardin Valley schools. We’re building single-family homes here that range from almost 1,939 square feet to almost 3,400! You can customize one of six Goodall Homes floor plans to create exactly the style and features you want in your new home—from our single-level Hanover to designs like The Whitman, which easily accommodates multi-generational living.

Hayden Hill will provide residents with a community pool, pavilion, and playground. What a great way to build neighborhood friendships!

In our current building phase, we’ve already sold 11 homes in Hayden Hill. We still have 14 available homesites, plus ten homes built and ready for quick move-in.

Morganton Reserve is our newest Goodall Homes neighborhood, coming to Maryville in 2018. We’ve begun sharing with interested homebuyers our single-family home floor plans (ranging from 1,868 to 3,3358 square feet), and we’ll be breaking ground shortly. We are situating this community just ten minutes from Downtown Maryville, where you’ll find all the shopping, dining, events, and services you’ll need. Golfers will also appreciate living directly behind the Royal Oaks Golf Course. In addition to a wide variety of new home designs, we plan to provide our Morganton Reserve residents with a community park and walking trails.

If you are looking for a family-friendly neighborhood and affordable, energy-efficiency home, please visit Hayden Hill’s model home as 10817 Laurel Glade Lane, Knoxville, and Morganton Reserve’s sales center at 913 Kingfisher Street in Maryville. Call us at (615) 603-3992 to schedule a private tour. We can’t wait to show you the best in Tennessee new homes!

Nashville drops three notches for 2018 outlook, remains top 10 U.S. real estate market

Categories: Franklin, Goodall Homes, Metro Studies, Nashville, New Community, Single Family Home, The Tennessean, Williamson County | Posted: November 3, 2017

(, USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee, Click HERE for Full Article)

For the third straight year, Nashville was ranked among the nation’s top 10 real estate markets to watch in the annual PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate report.

The Music City dropped three notches from sixth to ninth, but the lead author of the report by  consulting firm PwC and the Urban Land Institute seen no reason for alarm.

“This year two new cities made it into the top 10, and that’s part of the reason Nashville moved down,” said Mitch Roschelle, a PwC partner. “It’s more important than anything that three years later Nashville  is still in the top 10.”

Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale moving into the top 10 for growth prospects in 2018  reflects a more favorable view of less competitive, smaller secondary markets.  The growing interest in smaller cities by real estate investors is influenced by their relative affordability, coupled with a concentration of young, skilled workers, Roschelle said.

Now in its 39th year, the Emerging Trends in Real Estate report involves 78 cities and is based on interviews and survey responses from more than 1,600 real estate experts, including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, advisers and consultants. This year’s survey was conducted before Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“Real estate investors who are participating in the survey are looking at 78 places where they can potentially invest and they’re looking at Nashville being in the top 10,” Roschelle said.

Among specific reasons for Nashville’s top 10 ranking, Roschelle cites the cost of doing business being 88 percent of the national average and local growth in disposal incomes  projected to be 40 percent higher than the national average over the next five years.

Like other top-ranked cities, Nashville is benefiting from a growing population of young people ages 15 to 34, Roschelle said. That group includes Millennials and some in a Generation Z demographic that’s estimated to grow as much as four times the nation’s average over the next five years.

Real estate investors also see Nashville having a lot of colleges and universities as attractive, with the city and others benefiting from the trend of more students of those institutions choosing to stay upon graduating.

“On a net basis, 20,000 people are expected to move to Nashville annually over the next five years and that’s a very positive trend,” Roschelle said.

Housing remains generally affordable in Nashville when compared to the nation, according to the report. The local median single-family home price of $250,000 is less than the nation’s $255,000, while in another sign of affordability apartment dwellers here spend only 20.6 percent of their incomes on rent versus 26.6 for the country overall.

Concerns remain about a shortage of single-family homes locally and nationwide that’s bordering on crisis. “First-time homebuyers are getting priced out because of the shortage,” Roschelle said. “The good news on Nashville is there’s a lot of apartments in the pipeline and that’s a good thing.”

Reach Getahn Ward at 615-726-5968 and on Twitter @getahn.

Scary Savings Are Here!

Categories: Events, Goodall News, Knoxville, Nashville, Neighborhood | Posted: October 19, 2017

October Promotions

Our October Promotions

Just in time for Halloween, we’re hosting several spooktacular deals.

From now until the end of October, we’re offering a variety of promotions throughout our Tennessee communities and quick move-in homes. Read on for more details on how you can cash in on these amazing opportunities and get a spectacular home in the process.

Foxland Cottages & Foxland Villas

$500 moves you in to one of these amazing communities in Gallatin!

Both The Cottages and The Villas feature a wide variety of local amenities and access to the championship golf course Foxland Harbor. No maintenance, zero entry homes, and your choice between either courtyard cottages or villas, this amazing deal is just waiting for you to snap it up. Schedule an appointment for one of these communities today to see how Gallatin can serve your lifestyle.

You Pick Two in Carellton!

Who doesn’t adore choices? With our You Pick Two promotion, you receive your choice of two items from this list:

  • Free Blinds
  • Free Washer & Dryer
  • Free Fridge
  • $2,000 off home price

Lasting until October 31st, 2017, you only need to use our approved lender and title company in order to score this deal at Carellton in Gallatin. Call us for more details!

Here are the homes currently available with this promotion:

Summerlin Simplifies Move-In

All homes in Summerlin neighborhood are available for this promotion! $500 moves you in and, if you use our approved lender, you’ll also receive a free fridge. This deal gives you the unique opportunity for finding your dream home in Summerlin.

Located in White House, Summerlin features convenient access to downtown Nashville, underground utilities, lighted streets, city sidewalks, and more.

Score Cash Towards Closing Costs in StoneBridge

Closing can be a pain, so we’ve made it just a little bit easier for you with this special promotion at StoneBridge in Lebanon. Valid until October 31st, 2017, you’ll receive up to $5,000 towards your closing costs (depending on the home) if you use our approved lender and title company. See below for the list of homes available with this promotion, and the money you’ll save:

Additionally, several homes are featuring their own special discounts here if using our approved lender and title company:

Additional Savings

We’ve also offered special price reductions on select Water’s Edge homes as long as you use our approved lender and title company! Here’s the full list of homes with new discounts available:

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!