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We invite you to Join Us for the Model Grand Opening: The Cottages at Valleybrook – Murfreesboro

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Goodall Homes, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Rutherford County, Valleybrook | Posted: October 15, 2018

We invite you to Join Us for the Model Grand Opening:

The Cottages at Valleybrook

Tuesday, October 16th

11am-1pm

*Ribbon Cutting at 11am

762 Compton Road

Murfreesboro, TN

Door Prizes from Local Merchants

For More Information contact

Bailee Duplechain 615.545.9110

Click HERE for Flyer

 

70 Things to Do with Your Kids in Nashville this Summer: 2015 Edition

Categories: Events, Nashville, National Housing Market | Posted: May 13, 2015

Click HERE for a great blog titled 70 Things to Do with Your Kids in Nashville this Summer, written by Lindsay Ferrier on May 5, 2015 in her blog, “Suburban Turmoil:  The Art of Imperfection”.   This is a great way to create beautiful memories with your children!

Energy Efficiency Tops Wish Lists for New Homes

Categories: Carrelton, Community Service, Easy Living Home, Energy Efficiency, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, Realtor News, Sumner County, The Tennessean | Posted: April 14, 2015

(This was written by Bill Lewis of the Tennessean.  For direct link, click HERE.  And to see accompanying video, click HERE.)

Along with granite counter tops and hardwood floors, Goodall Homes‘ newest model home showcases a feature that the company believes is at the top of the wish list for many people buying a new house — energy efficiency.

Goodall, one of the Nashville region’s largest home builders, added an Energy Room to its model home in Gallatin’s new Carellton subdivision. The room gives potential home buyers a behind-the-walls look at the energy saving features the company began building into all of its homes last July.

The response has been so positive that the company is adding Energy Rooms to its model homes in the new 614-home Millstone subdivision in Hendersonville and at its existing StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon.

“It’s not as much fun as going on Pinterest” to look at pictures of paint colors and home decorating, “but the Energy Room gives us a tool to show how things work,” said Goodall Vice President Ryan Clinard.

Other builders have also concluded that energy efficiency is the new granite, something that customers have come to expect.

Compared to the cost of heating and cooling an older house, new homes are much less expensive. Those savings add up over the years, said John Burns, vice president of operations for Regent Homes.

“We’re not charging more for it. We think it’s something that appeals to customers. Everybody’s happy about saving money in a house,” he said.

Return on investment

Low heating and cooling bills were an added bonus for Jon and Caitlin Sell, who moved into their all-electric, 1,700-square-foot Regent home at the end of 2013.

They stay comfortable on the hottest and coldest days of the year without worrying about the expense. Their average monthly bill is around $115. Their highest bill, during last winter’s cold snap, was about $220.

“It’s kind of spoiled us. It was icing on the cake,” said Jon Sell.

Their house in Williamson County’s Woodside neighborhood has the energy saving features that Regent builds into almost every home, which Burns said include upgraded wall and attic insulation, a heating and cooling system with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14, LP TechShield roofing and compact fluorescent and LED lights.

“We’re trying to put in the upgrades that will be of the most value,” said Burns.

Regent calls its homes Energy Smart. Other builders have their own features. Drees Homes, for example, includes improved thermal enclosure systems, energy efficient appliances and lighting and efficient heating and cooling systems in its DreeSmart Conservation Innovations program.

Celebration Homes builds every home to Energy Star standards, which the company says are at least 15 percent more efficient than a home built to comply with existing codes.

Ryan Homes says its BuiltSmart program uses advanced construction techniques, Energy Star appliances, efficient heating and cooling and environmentally friendly paint, carpet and other materials.

Every house built by Beazer Homes is Energy Star certified. Each house also receives a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score, which rates energy consumption. A low score is desirable. Older homes score around 130 and many new homes score around 100. The average Beazer home scores a 65.

A matter of comfort

At Goodall, energy saving features include programmable thermostats, LP TechShield roofing, compact fluorescent lighting and 25 percent more insulation than the industry standard, which Clinard said make a home more comfortable as well as less costly to heat and cool.

“The market was starting to demand it,” he said. “People think quality is the amenities of the house. Quality is also the comfort of living in the house.”

Jon Sell believes his home’s energy saving features would add to its value if he ever decided to sell it. But those features also make it hard to think about moving.

“If we ever wanted to move,” he said, “it would be hard to get into something that’s not as energy efficient.”

Ft Campbell Veteran US Army Sergeant First Class Joseph James and Family Surprised with Announcement of New Home

Categories: Awards, Charity, Community Service, Events, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, LP Building Products, Millstone, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Operation FINALLY HOME, Press Release, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team | Posted: August 29, 2014

This home will be built in Goodall Homes’ Millstone Community for the James family

Local Homebuilder, Goodall Homes, to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME and LP Building Products to construct the custom-built, mortgage-free home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2014) – Non-profit organization Operation FINALLY HOME joined Nashville area homebuilder Goodall Homes and engineered wood products manufacturer LP Building Products on the LP Field 30-yard line
Thursday evening to deliver a surprise announcement to the game’s Salute to
Service honoree, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Joseph James. James, a wounded
combat veteran from Ft. Campbell and his family will receive a new custom-built,
mortgage-free home in Goodall Homes’ new master-planned community, Millstone,
in Hendersonville, Tenn.

During his service James was deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His extensive list of awards includes a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and four Army Commendation Medals. Five months into a 15-month tour, his Humvee was struck simultaneously by two improvised explosive devices (IEDs). James suffered physical injuries including a right below-knee amputation, left above-knee amputation, as well as numerous shrapnel wounds to the back as a result of the explosion. It is estimated that he underwent approximately 18 surgeries throughout his recovery.

In therapy, James advanced rapidly through his training, learning how to walk and even run using prosthetics. He received his promotion to Sgt. 1st Class in March 2009 and continued his physical training in the military, participating in numerous 5K races as well as training for sporting events for disabled athletes. Today he resides in Bethpage, Tenn. with his wife and two daughters. He and his wife are also expecting
another child in October.

“It is an honor to provide a home for this brave young man and his family,” said Bob Goodall, president, Goodall Homes.  “It means so much to be able to give something back to this local hero in appreciation for his service and sacrifice to our country.”

This will be the second home built by Goodall Homes in conjunction with Operation Finally Home.

Operation FINALLY HOME is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Goodall Homes will drive construction for the
project with the help of many valuable trade partners, including LP Building products.

“We are proud to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME and Goodall Homes to provide building materials for this home,” said Rick Olszewski, LP executive vice president. “We hope our part in this project in some way expresses the immense gratitude and respect we have for James’ service to our country and the sacrifice of his family.”

“It is partners like Goodall Homes and LP Building Products that make our mission possible,” said Rusty Carroll, Operation FINALLY HOME executive director. “Together we are not only building homes, we are helping to rebuild the lives of our country’s veterans.”

For more information on this and other Operation FINALLY HOME projects, and to find out how to support these projects, visit operationfinallyhome.org.

 

About Operation FINALLY HOME

Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so
much to defend our freedom and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs—a home to call their own. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.

About Goodall Homes

Bob Goodall, Jr. began building homes in 1983. Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes builds single family homes, townhomes, condos and villas throughout Middle Tennessee. The Goodall Homes team mirrors Bob’s commitment to service and excellence in homebuilding. This commitment has been recognized through awards such as the NAHB National Housing Quality Bronze Award, The Nashville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2014, 2013, 2012; The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces 2013 & 2014; and The Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award in 2011. For more information about Goodall Homes, please visit GoodallHomes.com.

About LP Building Products

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing
products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United
States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and
retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.

 

Greater Nashville Association of Realtors: 2014 Home Sales Begin With Continued Increase

Categories: Community Service, Davidson County, GNAR, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News | Posted: February 6, 2014

This is music to our ears!  According to GNAR earlier today, home sales in Nashville are up 8.9% from this time last year.  We love being a part of a growing, thriving housing market.

Read the full article HERE.

Why You Should Buy a House Before 2014

Categories: Goodall Homes, Housing Market, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News | Posted: September 26, 2013

We thought this would be worth passing along for anyone toggling back and forth about whether or not it’s a good time to buy.

Click HERE for the entire article by Terrance Loose–Yahoo Homes, Friday, September 20, 2013, but here are the reasons, in a nutshell:

 

1.  Interest rates will rise.

2.  Home prices are on the rise.

3.  Homes are still affordable.

4.  To protect yourself from inflation.

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.

 

Pending Home Sales Hit 3-Year High

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Homebuilder's Association of Middle Tennessee, Housing Market, National Housing Market, The Tennessean, TN Homes | Posted: May 2, 2013

According to The National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose 1.5 percent in the month of March. This is the highest recording since April 2010, when a homebuyer’s tax credit fueled increasing sales.

Steady job gains and low mortgage rates have all contributed to the increase in home sales over the past year. Goodall Homes is happy to report this positive news about the national economy and housing market.

The Tennessean: “Pending Home Sales Hit 3-Year High”

 

 

2013 Nationwide Open House Weekend

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Homebuilder's Association of Middle Tennessee, Housing Market, National Housing Market | Posted: April 19, 2013

This weekend, April 20-21st, kicks off 2013 National Open House Weekend. Goodall Homes is excited to participate in this Nationwide event. Check out the link to the video below to hear NAR President Gary Thomas discuss the benefits of open houses to home buyers and sellers.

NAR President Gary Thomas talks about the 2013 Nationwide Open House.