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Developer commits nearly $250K to MJ senior center

Categories: Goodall Homes, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Press Release, Wilson County | Posted: June 14, 2018

(Article by LAURIE EVERETT. The Wilson Post. May 4, 2018. Click Here for full article)

Plans for a new senior citizens’ center in Mt. Juliet continue to gain momentum, and a local developer has further bolstered efforts with a commitment to donate nearly a quarter-million toward the facility’s construction.

The contribution is tied to Goodall Homes’ planned Groves Reserve development on Pleasant Grove Road. A development for residents age 55 and older, Groves Reserve will include 99 units – and Goodall Homes has pledged to contribute $2,500 per lot, a total of $247,500, toward the new senior center.

Caleb Thorne, an engineer with Ragan & Smith who represents the developer, said the $2,500 will be donated on a per-lot basis as the permits are pulled.

“Groundbreaking should be this year [for Groves Reserve], with permits pulled the first quarter of 2019,” Thorne said, adding the developer would like to build out Groves Reserve as quickly as possible.

Certificates of occupancy will be issued in 2020.

Goodall Homes’ Maverick Green said the company would agree to contribute 100 percent of the $2,500 per lot toward the construction of the new senior facility.

At the most recent Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting, city squires unanimously approved an amended ordinance to adopt the Groves Reserve preliminary master development plan. The ordinance was amended to reflect the per-lot contribution will be allocated to the senior center and paid prior to pulling the building permit. Commissioners also approved plans to add a turn lane on Pleasant Grove Road during the first phase of Groves Reserve’s development.

Mt. Juliet City Commissioner Ray Justice thanked Goodall Homes for their willingness to work with the city and its senior citizens.

“This is just a really big deal for the senior center’s future new facility,” he said.

“I am just so appreciative for all the things happening for our seniors,” Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center Director Sonja Robinson said. “They need a new center. I didn’t realize how much until I recently became director.”

The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center now counts more than 645 members. Thirty-five percent of those are recent sign-ups.

Robinson noted a recent raffle event brought in $10,000 toward the senior center’s building campaign, and another fundraiser is scheduled for June.

The City of Mt. Juliet has also extended support to the center’s building campaign, agreeing to lease a three-acre, $500,000 piece of property on Clemmons Road to the senior center for $1 per year as a site for the new facility. Justice said this week a land lease contract will be signed by both entities.

 

 

Wilson County Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing

Categories: Colonial Village, Goodall Homes, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, StoneBridge, Subdivision, Wilson County | Posted: July 8, 2015

There was a great article in Sunday’s Tennessean about real estate in Wilson County.  Goodall Homes currently sells single family homes and villas in Wilson County at StoneBridge, and will soon be preselling single family homes in Colonial Village as well.  Both neighborhoods are in Lebanon.

Please click HERE to view the Tennessean article, written by Bill Lewis.  It includes an overview of Colonial Village, which will consist of single family homes, starting under $200,000.  Goodall Homes will begin preselling at Colonial Village in September of this year.  It is located off of Winwood Drive in Lebanon.

To get on the VIP wait list for Colonial Village, please email goodallonline@goodallhomes.com, or call 615-448-8929.

Goodall Homes Ranked the #5 Fastest-Growing Private Company in Nashville

Categories: Awards, Community Service, Davidson County, Employee News, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Housing Market, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Nashville Business Journal, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Nolensville, Realtor News, Single Family Home, StoneBridge, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team, TN Homes, Townhome, Villas, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: September 24, 2013

According to the Nashville Business JournalGoodall Homes is at the “Top of the List”, and is officially the 5th fastest-growing private company in Nashville, based on revenue growth from 2009-2012!  Click HERE to see who rounded out the top five.

It’s an honor to be a part of such a cohesive team, and, of course, we wouldn’t have any of this success without our customers.  If you are in the market for a new home in the Nashville area, we hope this gives you the confidence you need in Goodall Homes.

We currently have new single family, villa, townhome, and condo communities in Davidson, Sumner, Wilson, and Williamson Counties.

To learn more about Goodall Homes, please visit our website at www.goodallhomes.com.  To schedule an appointment to meet with a New Home Consultant at any of our neighborhoods, please call (615) 448-8929, or email Amber Davis at goodallonline@goodallhomes.com.

 

Video Message from Bob Goodall–President and Owner of Goodall Homes

Categories: Community Service, Davidson County, Employee News, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Housing Market, Job Market, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, One Level Floorplan, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team, TN Homes, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: July 30, 2013

Click here for a video from Bob Goodall

Click HERE for a video update from Bob Goodall, President and Owner of Goodall Homes.

Please call (615) 448-8929 or email goodallonline@goodallhomes.com for more information on our company and our middle-Tennessee communities.

 

New Billboard on I-40 East Boasts 100% Financing Available

Categories: Davidson County, Easy Living Home, Events, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News | Posted: August 14, 2012
If you live in the Nashville area, no doubt you have noticed the new Goodall Homes billboard on I-40 east, right outside of downtown.  It brags “100% financing available”.  We are sure you are wondering what this is all about, so here it is, in a nutshell:
This is an FHA 30-yr fixed rate loan coupled with a program called THDA.  THDA offers several different types of benefits to customers who have not owned a home in the past three years, and who meet specific income, sales price, and credit criteria.  The specific program is called Great Start, which grants up to 4% of the loan amount to the buyer.
For more information on THDA, please visit www.thda.org, or call our Online Sales Consultant at (615) 448-8929.

The Tennessean Reports: “Home Building Begins to Rise in Parts of Middle Tennessee”

Categories: Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Housing Market, Investment Opportunity, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Homes Nashville Area, Nolensville, One Level Floorplan, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Sumner County, TN Homes, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: January 6, 2012

(This is a great article in today’s Tennessean, written by Bobby Allyn.)

Although single-family home construction has dropped dramatically since the economic downturn, fresh momentum is slowly picking up in some corners of Middle Tennessee.

New home building over the past 12 months in a number of Nashville’s suburban counties has improved from 2010, with the best improvement in Williamson County.

According to home tracker Metrostudy, Williamson County’s newly built homes rose 15 percent year-over-year as prices in some parts became relatively more affordable.

Sumner County’s large rural stretches quenched the thirst of homebuyers who prefer bigger lots, propping up new home construction there by 7 percent. Realtors said low property tax rates underpinned a 2 percent year-over-year boost in homes being built in Wilson County.

In an industry that hails any positive news as cause for celebration, local real estate experts welcomed the patchy surge in new home building, while admitting that the current numbers are far from the levels enjoyed amid peak times before the recession some six years ago.

“It reflects the availability of land, it reflects the price of land and how much harder it is to build in-fill homes,” said Jay Lowenthal, broker with Zeitlin Realtors. “More homes are coming out of the ground now because people are starting to understand the deals that are in front of them.”

But not all the data were vibrant.

Despite new home growth in areas of Davidson County’s southern and eastern edges, in locales like Bellevue and Hermitage, home building in the county overall declined 21 percent year over year. In addition, building permits reportedly dropped 20 percent in Rutherford County.

Recovery is gradual, uneven

Real estate experts say that Middle Tennessee’s new home construction is beginning a gradual recovery, faster than the nation’s rebound in home starts. In fact, the U.S. Commerce Department reported earlier this week that November’s single-family home construction rose 1.5 percent, coming just as the average rate for a 30-year-fixed rate mortgage loan fell to 3.91 percent, a historic low.

Richard Bell, president of Turnberry Homes, built 98 homes in Williamson County last year, double the previous year’s rate.

He said homebuyers are eschewing large garages in exchange for “better utilized space,” which translates into lower heating and more modest electric bills at a time when consumers are increasingly cost-conscious.

Furthermore, areas with ample land on the outskirts of Nashville will spring back faster than communities within the city’s core, Bell said, because they generally have lower unemployment rates, thus they’re arguably better positioned for recovery. For instance, Williamson’s unemployment rate in November was 5.6 percent, compared with Nashville-Mursfreesboro’s 7.2 percent.

“It’s still a far cry from what we did in 2005,” Bell added. “But we’re starting to approach (new home) numbers we saw in 2001, 2002 — more conventional numbers.”

Lower prices lure some to move

The home construction uptick in Sumner County was likely triggered by homebuyers looking for an acre or more of land at bargain prices, said Matt Ward, agent with the Deselms Team Realty Group, which sells homes in Sumner and elsewhere in Middle Tennessee.

Perceived bargains and other factors are driving home building patterns and county-to-county moves by some residents.

“New properties that used to be out of the affordability reach in Williamson County have started to reposition in areas that are more affordable,” said MetroStudy’s Jason Brown. “We’re seeing more people move from Rutherford to Williamson for the quality of schools, and now the price point.”

Nonetheless, an uncertain job market and conservative lending standards that prevent some would-be buyers from securing loans remain high hurdles.

“What holds true is that in bad times, great locations remain desirable places to live,” Bell said. “Yet financing is still tight.”

Real estate observers said though all parts of Middle Tennessee continue to plod through distressed properties, Davidson seems to be the laggard in flushing them.

“The resell market is glutted with foreclosures and short sells,” said Tamara Senibaldi, a broker with Marquis, adding that many communities in greater Nashville continue to struggle with distressed properties more than some other neighborhoods on the periphery.

Jimmy Deatrick, vice president of Crye-Leike, said Wilson County’s subdivisions have been climbing in popularity as a result of homebuyers capitalizing on that county’s low property taxes.

“People have been flooding out of Davidson and Williamson to Wilson for years, but now they’re looking at the bottom line. Building and living here is cheaper than in the other counties.”

Most of the 98 houses that Goodall Homes built last year in Sumner County hovered around the $190,000 price point, according to Chief Operating Officer Keith Porterfield.

When the first-time buyer tax credit was still in place, the bulk of Goodall homes were lower priced and speculative, matching the demand, Porterfield said. Now, the majority of Goodall’s new homes are presold and mid-priced.

Permits half of peak

Still, the number of single-family home permits issued last year was roughly half the 2007 figure, according to county real estate records.

But some areas like Bellevue, Hermitage and Antioch appear to have emerged from the broad housing slump stronger than most others.

Take the Spencer Hill community off Haywood Lane in Antioch, for instance. There, a cluster of new homes in the $130,000 to $150,000 price range is expanding.

Around Hays Blackman Loop, a road recently built to accommodate the new addresses, nine new homes have been built in the past year, with many more under construction, helping fuel the 142 new home permits issued last year in Antioch.

Realtors say the area combines the best of both worlds: decent homes with smaller price tags.

“We’re seeing first-time buyer neighborhoods come together,” Senibaldi said. “Apartment dwellers who want to move into a home but stay in the area. You get a lot for your money in Antioch.”

Not all single-family home permits reflect a buyer’s new residence, though, warns Bill Hostettler of HND Realty.

In some ZIP codes like Antioch, where Hostettler is an investor, permits are taken out for town homes, which eventually will be rental property. “We’re pulling a lot of permits now, but we’re renting everything,” he said. “And people are standing in line to rent them.”

But the economics of MiddleTennessee’s housing market — rock-bottom prices and strikingly low interest rates — strongly favors buying, broker Lowenthal counters.

More consumers are beginning to take notice.

“People are realizing they can pay the same amount for a mortgage payment (as) rent,” Lowenthal said, “sometimes even cheaper.”

(Written by Bobby Allyn of the Tennessean.)

Goodall Homes Featured in the Tennessean’s Builder Spotlight on New Year’s Day

Categories: Awards, Easy Living Home, Events, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Investment Opportunity, Lebanon, LP Building Products, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Nashville Business Journal, National Housing Quality Award, New Homes Nashville Area, Nolensville, One Level Floorplan, Operation FINALLY HOME, Professional Builder Magazine, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Sumner County, Team, TN Homes, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: January 5, 2012

Bob Goodall, owner and president of Goodall Homes

Goodall Homes had the honor of being in the Builder Spotlight in the Tennessean’s Sunday paper on New Year’s Day.  Here is the article, compliments of the Tennessean and Bill Lewis.

Goodall Homes, 393 Maple Street, Suite 100, Gallatin, TN  37066.  (615) 451-5029.  www.goodallhomes.com

Years in business:  28

Builder Statement:  Goodall Homes and Communities specializes in residential land development, home construction and new home sales.  Despite the challenging economic climate, 2011 proved to be another record-breaking year, with the organization posting its thrid straight year for increases in both sales and closings.  In addition, Goodall Homes was the proud recipient of the 2011 National Housing Quality Bronze Award (sponsored by Professional Builder Magazine and the NAHB Research Center) and the 2011 Nashville Business Jorunal‘s Best in Business Award for the 26-to-100-employee category.  Finally, Goodall is proud to be co-sponsoring, along with LP Building Products, Operation Finally Home.  Through this project, Goodall Homes, Operation Finally Home, LP and its trade parteners are building a mortgage-free home for a Middle Tennessee disabled veteran, to be delivered on Memorial Day.

What developments do you have under way in Middle Tennessee?  Goodall Homes has 12 locations in the most desireable areas of Middle Tennessee with more locations soon to open.  Lcations include Ladd Park, Bent Creek and Canterbury in Williamson County; Windstar Bay, Waterford Crossing, Foxland Harbor, Cottage Grove, Lenox Place (a 55-and-better community), Cambridge Farms and Elk Acres in Sumner County; and StoneBridge and Providence Landing at Ellenwood Farms in Wilson County.

What amenities are nearby?  At Goodall Homes, we pride ourselves on building communities, not just homes.  Our communities included amenities such as pools, fitness rooms, clubhouses, golf courses, playgrounds, walking trails and green spaces.

What type of housing do you offer?  Single-family homes, villas, townhomes and condominiums.

What is the average size?  Homes range from 1,100 square fet to more than 3,200 square feet.

What is the price range?  Homes range from base prices of $129,990 to $349,990.

What features are most popular?  Goodall Homes is proud to be Easy Living Certified.  Our customers appreciate the ease of a zero-step entry into the home, wider doorways throughout and more space in the kitchens and bathrooms to allow for easy maneuverability.  In addition, the majority of our plans provide the owner’s suite on the main level with open living areas for entertaining.

Who is your customer base?  Goodall Homes has positioned itself to meet the needs of most buyer demographics.  Our single-family homes, villas, townhomes and condominiums will meet the needs of the first-time buyer, the second- or third-time move-up buyer, the move-down buyer or even the retiree.

What is the hallmark of your homes?  Goodall Homes has built thousands of homes in Middle Tennessee with the same focus:  well-built, energy efficient, Easy Living Certified homes that meet the needs of buyers, no matter their stage in life.

(Written by Bill Lewis for the Tennessean).

Goodall Homes Introduces the York Floorplan in Our Providence Landing Community

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Single Family Home, TN Homes, Uncategorized, Wilson County | Posted: November 14, 2011

The York is offered at Providence Landing in Mount Juliet, TN

Goodall Homes introduces the York–this luxurious two-level home has 3 bedrooms & 2 and a half baths.  Features a huge great room/dining combination.  It boasts a pacious kitchen with an eat-on bar.  The York also has a generous master suite with walk-in closet and luxury bath.  It offers an optional bonus room as well.  Includes a pocket office and loft space. A 2 car garage is also included. 1,801-2,035 Sq. Ft.

Currently, the York is sold at our Providence Landing community in Mount Juliet, TN, and starts at $189,990.  Call (615) 448-8929 or email goodallonline@goodallhomes.com for more information or to schedule a time to view this great new floorplan!

In Honor of the Opening of Providence Landing–An Overview of Mount Juliet, TN

Categories: Events, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Homes Nashville Area, One Level Floorplan, Realtor News, TN Homes, Wilson County | Posted: October 11, 2011

Old Hickory Lake in Mount Juliet, TN

In honor of our newest Goodall Homes community, Providence Landing, which is now open in Mount Juliet, here are some fun facts about Mount Juliet, TN (compliments of the Tennessean‘s FYI publication):

Named Tennessee’s most friendly business city in 2010 by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, Mount Juliet has been a community for more than 150 years, officially becoming a city in 1973.  In 1990, the population was just 5,400.  In the last decade the city has seen tremendous growth and has boomed to more than 25,000, making it one of Tennessee’s fastest-growing cities.  The proximity to Nashville and its airport, as well as being situated between Percy Priest and Old Hickory lakes makes this bedroom community popular among families as well as businesses.  Just south of Interstate 40, the mega-development Providence Marketplace and its affluent neighbors have brought new homes and a slew of new businesses to the area.

Wilson County Website:  www.wilsoncountytn.com