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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you need to sell your home so you can purchase a new one? Follow these tips to get your home ready to sell.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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We’ll see you there!
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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.
CareerBliss.com 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. Livability.com 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”.
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!
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.
$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.
Who doesn’t adore choices? With our You Pick Two promotion, you receive your choice of two items from this list:
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:
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.
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:
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!
Join us for lunch and tour our new model homes at our Foxland Crossing community, Gallatin Tn.
Thursday October 19th 2017
Arlington Model Home
2109 Sullivan Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Grab a Mum or Pumpkin from Oct 19th-Oct 22nd. Our gift to you, while supplies last.
RSVP by Oct 16th to:
Carey S. Buckle: 615-948-5785 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kirsten McNeil: 615-417-2484 ( Kirsten.email@example.com)
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Knoxville Realtors – Join us!
We are excited to announce that Goodall Homes will host a Realtor Expo in Knoxville, TN on Tuesday August 22, 2017. This is your chance to get to know us and get a VIP Preview of our new neighborhoods in Hardin Valley & Maryville.
RSVP & Details
Sponsored by Goodall Homes, the expo will be on Tuesday, August 22nd at 11AM at Lakeside Tavern.
Space is limited—be sure to RSVP! Join us for lunch & door prizes.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to R.S.V.P. for this event by 8/19.
We hope to see you there!