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Millstone Community to host UT Ag Classes: Open to the Public

Categories: Community Service, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Millstone, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: June 1, 2018

COME LEARN & GROW with US!

Goodall Homes, Millstone Community, and UT Extension Instutute of Argiculture Sumner County

would like to invite you to join us for first UT Ag Class at Millstone of the season.

June 14th, 2018 at 6:30pm

Millstone Community Town Center

447 Carriage House Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075

(Directions visit: click HERE)

Adults will enjoy a UT Ag Presentation on Tomato Diseases and Disorders

Kids will enjoy planting their own container tomatoes or peppers

Classes are FREE to the Public.

RSVP Today to jpastors@goodallhomes.com

Sponsored by Goodall Homes

 

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

Summerlin

for the Model Grand Opening

Enjoy lunch on us and tour the New Model Home

Tuesday, March 20th

11:30am-1:30pm

Ribbon Cutting at 11:30

119 Telavera Drive White House, TN 37188

 

Knoxville Realtors – Join us!

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Knoxville, New Community, One Level Floorplan, Realtor Gala, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Subdivision | Posted: August 7, 2017

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 cblack@goodallhomes.com to R.S.V.P. for this event by 8/19.

Download Event Flyer

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodall unveils plans for new White House development

Categories: Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Settler's Ridge, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County, White House, White House Connection | Posted: February 3, 2016

(This article was published in the White House Connection on February 2, 2016, and was written by Sherry Mitchell.  Click HERE for the direct link.)

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If 2016 finds you thinking about a new home, but staying in the Sumner County community is a must – Goodall Homes is unveiling plans for a new neighborhood in the rolling hills of Ben Albert Road.

The new development – Settlers Ridge is located on the Sumner County side of White House, and will feature 51 single family homes with an array of different floor plans, starting at below $200,000.

“We will offer six to eight floor plans, with a nice mix of one and two-level homes,” said Rachael Overall, director of marketing for Goodall.

Homes will feature two-car garages, luxurious owner’s suites, open kitchen and living areas, optional bonus rooms and energy efficient systems. Overall said the average price range is expected to be in the upper $100’s. Some of the amenities will include sidewalks, common space and a designated park area.

Construction of the first homes is expected to start in early summer; with the complete buildout complete with 24 to 30 months, Overall said, adding that preselling for the homes will begin mid-summer.

WHY A GOODALL HOME?

Goodall Homes builds all of its homes to new energy program standards – most of which are above industry standard, saving money on energy costs, which is a continuing top-of-mind concern for new homebuyers, Overall said.

The company uses R49 insulation – which is four inches more than industry standard. Not only does that fort inside the homes, it translates into savings each year in heating and cooling costs. Other features used include Energy Star® Calking, Low E windows, and CFL Lighting, to name a few. To find out more about Goodall’s home energy program, visit goodallhomes.com/energy-efficiency.

ABOUT GOODALL HOMES

Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes has been building new single family homes, townhomes, condominiums, courtyard cottages, and villas since 1983. Since then, they have developed many residential communities in locations in the Greater Nashville area, such as Franklin, Thompson’s Station, North Nashville, Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, White House, and Cane Ridge. Goodall Homes has had record years in sales and customer service in recent years, establishing themselves as one of the fastest growing and most respected home builders in Tennessee.

Throughout our history, Goodall Homes has proudly served thousands of families with our dedication to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, as a Nashville area home builder. This commitment has been recognized through awards such as the NAHB National Housing Quality Silver Award 2016, The Nashville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012-2015; The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces 2013-2015; and The Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award in 2011.

Goodall Homes Markets to all Generations

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Millstone, Neighborhood, New Community, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: January 25, 2016

(Goodall Homes’ Millstone neighborhood was featured in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Builder and Developer magazine.  It was written by Genevieve Smith.  Click here for the full article.)

Magazine-for-Millstone-8-of-8-copyWith farm-inspired design and above industry standard energy efficiency, Millstone attracts buyers ranging from young families to active adults

By Genevieve Smith

Photography by Derek Darmstaedter

Millstone in Hendersonville is the largest new development in the Nashville area located 20 miles northeast of the center of downtown Nashville, Tenn. As builder Goodall Homes proclaims on its website, the community is “just far enough away from the hustle and bustle, yet in close proximity to schools, shopping, entertainment, and multiple amenities that support active family lifestyles.”

The community opened this year with 45 homes already sold as of December, and Millstone will have 614 homes upon completion. Goodall Homes expects that the community to be completed in 8-10 years, which puts its estimated time of completion between 2023 at earliest and 2025 at the most conservative.

When completed, the 614 homes of the master-planned community will consist of 420 single family detached houses and 194 villas, cottage homes, and town homes aiming to be the “true heart of life in middle Tennessee.” With farm-inspired design and resident-oriented programming, Millstone aims to entice first-time homebuyers, young families, career professionals, and active adults alike to put down roots.

At the core of the community will be the amenity area with the Town Center clubhouse as its anchor. Millstone’s amenity area will offer residents a variety of recreation options, including a farm stand, resort-style pool, fitness center, and playground.

Much of the amenity area is designed to create a welcoming environment for outdoor living. Incorporating the beauty of the surrounding area, the natural community lake has walking trails that connect to sidewalks throughout the community. Goodall Homes designed The Farm Stand to cater to residents of Millstone and the surrounding areas alike by housing a weekly farmer’s market, providing the area’s residents with fresh produce as well as a place to do commerce for local farmers and vendors.

In addition to the farmer’s market, this indoor/outdoor space will also be used as the neighborhood CSA(Community Shared Agriculture) pickup, outdoor workshops, and live music on special occasions. “This will be a great addition for the local residents and serve as a place where students will attend field trips and learn more about agriculture from the University of Tennessee’s master gardeners,” according to Rachael Overall, director of marketing at Goodall Homes. The community builder plans to partner with the University of Tennessee’s Agriculture Extension program to build and maintain the community’s herb garden and courtyard.

Whether buying single-family detached or one-level attached cottages, floor plans at Millstone exceed 1,500 square feet and can reach more than 3,800 square feet. Some plans offer the luxury of walk-in pantries, sunrooms, gourmet kitchens, and covered patios. Many, like the Lexington model, have the option of an extra bedroom with full extra bathroom in place of a bonus room, or a second master suite in lieu of a bonus room like the Jefferson model.

Exterior options for different plans vary but include front elevations like French Country, Tudor, or Victorian. Some, like the Lexington, also offer different roofline options with a choice between a cottage-style hip and valley roof or a more traditional side-gabled roofline featured in the Homestead option.

Not satisfied with simply providing green produce to their community, Goodall Homes has taken several steps to ensure the homes at Millstone exceed industry standards for energy efficiency. “Goodall Homes is committed to helping homeowners take control of energy costs,” said Overall. By partnering with LP® Building Products and using LP® Techshield® as a standard, houses built by Goodall Homes have a lower attic temperature by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, thus reducing air conditioning costs.

Another feature that helps keep Goodall Homes energy-efficient is the above-standard insulation used. “More than 90 percent of homes are under-insulated. Goodall Homes uses R49 insulation, which is almost four inches more insulation than the industry-standard R38 insulation. More insulation helps save money on energy bills and increases comfort within a home,” said Overall. Other green features such as Energy Star® caulking, low-E windows, and CFL lighting allow Goodall Homes to save homeowners several hundred dollars per year on utility bills and let their customers breathe easier with the knowledge that their home is as good for their wallet as it is for their family.

Goodall Homes has been building since 1983, and has been the recipient of national and local awards. The builder has received awards several times in previous years, notably making the Nashville Business Journal’s list of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies for the last four consecutive years. They have also been recognized as one of Tennessee’s Top Workplaces from 2012-2015 by The Tennessean and they won the 2016 National Housing Quality Silver award.

The highly-decorated builder is now working on exciting new floor plans to introduce in 2016, and will continue to offer one-level living homes. “Goodall Homes is proud to be the only builder in middle Tennessee who specializes in one level living homes in many of our floor plans,” said Overall. The one level living homes, like many of those at Millstone, offer features that make a home easy to live in and visit for all seasons of life, and all within easy reach of vibrant Nashville.

Hendersonville is part of Sumner County and the Nashville MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), an area that has grown by nearly half a million people since 2000 and supports a vigorously growing job market. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing in the nation; Nashville is already almost as populous as Boston, and is set to surpass Memphis as the most populous city in Tennessee if not this year, then in the next two years.

Hendersonville is part of these fast growing communities in Tennessee, and attributes its rapid growth to geographic location and scenic beauty. Millstone is set to provide new residents with the best of both the city and country life has to offer,“ said Overall. “As the Nashville market continues to flourish, we are making plans to expand into additional submarkets within the Nashville MSA.” But in Hendersonville, a city that encompasses 38 square miles of land and 26 square miles of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake, residents might never guess their proximity to a bustling city like Nashville, until they want to.

 

 

 

Goodall realtor keeps focus on customer

Categories: Employee News, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team | Posted: January 18, 2016

(Bill Lewis at The Tennessean highlighted our own Tammy Chambers on January 15, 2016–for full article, click here.)

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Tammy Chambers, Realtor

Goodall Homes

393 Maple St., Ste. 100, Gallatin 37066

615-448-8929

www.goodallhomes.com

Years the company has been in the home building business: 32. Years I have been in the industry: 9.

Describe the company and explain what makes it unique. How did you become involved in real estate? My father is a retired builder from White House, Tenn. I have been around new construction most of my life.

Goodall Homes was building in White House at the time I was interested in selling new home construction. I met Todd Reynolds, a VP with Goodall, and called him weekly until he hired me. Todd brought me  on board as a new home consultant and his first new hire in July 2007.

The culture of Goodall Homes is amazing — the focus is customer based, delivering homes with integrity and care. Throughout the years, I’ve been asked to sell and manage communities as if they were my own business. This type of culture has taught me to become the business woman I am today.

I have a voice, ideas are welcomed. Additionally, I have learned how to make decisions and our management provides the tools I need to be successful both professionally and personally. The Goodall family and the management team have created an environment that allows us to truly take care of homeowners, which makes our sales team very proud.

Where in the Nashville region are you active? Sumner County. Since 2007, I have sold new home construction in multiple communities. I am a member of Sumner Association of Realtors (SAR) where I have served on committees and also as a chairman.

Goodall Homes’ culture showed me that giving back to our community is one of the greatest blessings. Goodall Homes also sets a good leadership example emphasizing the importance of serving in our industry. In 2013, I served on the board of directors for the Sumner Association of Realtors, as first vice president 2014 and president elect 2015. This year I will serve as the 2016 president.

I am honored to have been a recipient of the Home Builders of Middle Tennessee Sales Person of the Year award in 2014 as well as the Realtor of the Year for SAR for 2014. There were many individuals at Goodall Homes that helped make this possible. It has truly been a team effort that has led to my success in the real estate industry.

When selling a home, what can the owner do to maximize its value? The top three things I recommend to someone placing their home on the market are: home inspection, staging and de-cluttering. Prior to listing the home, have a home inspection for any repairs needed. Staging a home will help deliver the best first impression to a potential buyer. Last, de-clutter your home. Less is better when selling a home.

What advice do you have for clients who are preparing to buy a home? What steps should they take? Contact a real estate professional who can do all the work for you.

Once you have hired a Realtor, he/she will set up showings and gather information on the area. If you have a home to sell, your real estate agent can advise you on how to prepare your home to maximize the selling price.

How is technology changing the way people buy and sell houses? The Internet has definitely changed the way people buy and sell homes. Today’s buyer is looking for information prior to onsite showings. Customer service starts on your website by quick response time, accurate information, photos, virtual tours and area information.

Now when they call you, most likely they have conducted research from your website and they are excited and are ready to view the property.

What features are the most popular with today’s buyers? One-level, open floor plans are in big demand. Baby boomers are downsizing and want one-level living with high-end finishes.

Additionally, granite, hardwoods and crown molding are popular. Customers also are looking for energy saving features. This starts with the construction of the house. For instance, insulation, electrical, appliances and plumbing all play a roll in providing energy efficiency.

Goodall Homes builds all homes to above industry standards to maximize energy efficiency, which helps lower energy costs for homeowners. Goodall Homes’ Carellton and StoneBridge communities feature an energy room that educates buyers on how we provide energy efficiency when building each home.

What is the hallmark of the service you provide to your clients? Listening to them. Everyone is buying or selling for some form of life change. People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.

In order to truly provide good service, you have to understand your client’s wants, needs and why they want to make a change.

What boomers want: Active adult communities designed just for them

Categories: Condominium, Cottages, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall News, Housing Market, Lenox Place, Neighborhood, Nolensville, Realtor News, Subdivision, Sumner County, The Cottages at Bent Creek, The Tennessean, Williamson County | Posted: January 12, 2016

(This article is from the Tennessean on January 9, 2016.  It was written by Bill Lewis.  Please click here to view the original article.)

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Patty Bellar wanted the comfort, convenience and security of a one-level home closer to her grandchildren, so she purchased a house in one of the growing number of Nashville-area communities restricted to homeowners 55 and older.

Her neighbors, from states including Illinois, Arizona and Michigan, had the same idea.

“All of us downsized to be closer to our kids and grandchildren,” said Bellar, who moved from Robertson County to the Cottages at Bent Creek subdivision in Nolensville, where Goodall Homes is building 36 homes reserved for buyers at least 55 years old.

“Any builder is smart not to ignore this market,” said Bellar.

A fast-growing market

Home builders are taking her advice and planning construction of more than 1,300 homes in age-restricted communities across the region.

A partnership of Craighead Development and Ole South, one of the area’s largest home builders, hopes to launch The Binns, a 500-home active adult community planned for 285 acres off Lebanon Road in Hermitage.

In Lebanon, 240 active adult residences are planned at Hamilton Springs, Middle Tennessee’s first mass transit subdivision, which is being developed around a depot for the Music City Star commuter train.

In Spring Hill, Del Webb is launching Southern Springs on the Maury County side of the city. The community will have 600 homes on more than 300 acres. The company previously developed the 1,000-plus-home Lake Providence community in Mt. Juliet.

“Of the 76 million baby boomers in this country, 50 percent are between the ages of 50 and 58, which makes the over-50 buyer one of the fastest-growing consumer groups. With the recent completion of our Lake Providence community, there is no active adult community to meet the housing and lifestyle needs of the active baby boomer in Tennessee,” said Jon Cherry, Del Webb’s president in the state.

Goodall Homes, the company that built Bellar’s house in the Cottages at Bent Creek, has just 10 homes left to sell in that neighborhood. This year the company expects to build an additional 30 homes at Lenox Place, an active adult community in Gallatin. Lenox Place will have a total of about 240 homes when it is full, said Chris O’Neal, the company’s chief sales officer.

“We hear a common theme from our customers,” he said. “Their children have moved out and they need something with less upkeep.”

Homes for active adults feature one-level living, no-step entries and interior doorways wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Exterior maintenance is performed by the homeowner’s association.

Bellar said those are the features she was looking for. She’s mobile and active, but was planning ahead.

“You don’t believe there will come a day, but I just didn’t want steps,” she said.

A successful blueprint

Bill Hostettler, chief manager of Craighead Development, said Del Webb’s success at Lake Providence proves that demand is growing for active adult communities.

“We want to copy Del Webb in Mt. Juliet,” he said of plans for The Binns in Hermitage.

Nashville has a lack of housing that appeals to the active adults moving to Middle Tennessee, said Hostettler.

“They want to live near the grandkids, but it’s hard for them to find a nice home on a small lot,” he said.

The community will feature homes ranging from 1,200 to 2,500 square feet. Most will be single-level, but some may feature an upstairs bonus room. That floor plan has proven popular in other communities because the bonus area can be converted to quarters for a caregiver.

The site’s current agriculture zoning allows homes on two-acre lots. The developers are requesting a change to allow 1.75 homes per acre. More than half of the 285-acre site will be preserved as green space.

The proposed site is near the city’s Stones River Bend Park and is close to shopping and a YMCA.

The developers intend to donate several acres for expansion of adjacent Hermitage Elementary School. They will give another 40 acres to the city to extend a greenway along the Cumberland River.

“Think about getting on your bike and riding downtown,” said Hostettler. “You could ride your bike to the football game.”

Reach Bill Lewis at 615-262-5862 or wlewis77229@comcast.net.

Join us for Waffles & Wreaths at Waters Edge in Franklin

Categories: Cottages, Events, Franklin, Goodall Homes, Neighborhood, New Community, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: November 30, 2015

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Wounded Sumner veteran grateful for new home

Categories: Charity, Community Service, Easy Living Home, Employee News, Events, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, LP Building Products, Millstone, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, Operation FINALLY HOME, Realtor News, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team | Posted: September 21, 2015

(Written by Tena Lee for The Tennessean on September 18, 2015.  Click here for full article.  If you would like to see video from local news stations, click HERE for News Channel 4 coverage and HERE for News Channel 5 coverage.)

James FamilyA wounded veteran deployed four times to Iraq received the keys to his family’s new mortgage-free home on Friday.

And while retired U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Joseph James thanked those who made the gift possible – mainly the non-profit group Operation Finally Home and Goodall Homes – he also acknowledged others who have served their country.

James, who lost parts of both of his legs when the Humvee he was riding in was struck by two improvised explosive devices in April 2008, dedicated his new home to the memory of Maj. Mark Rosenberg.

“This is for you, Maj. Rosenberg,” James said. Rosenberg died from injuries sustained in the same explosion that wounded James.

Veterans are dying at home as well, he noted, calling the suicide rate among veterans “unacceptable.”

“Even though the fight is over on the battlefield, it will never be over mentally [for many veterans],” he said. “Call a veteran today and let them know you care about them. They are our nation’s heroes and they should not be lost in this way.”

James made his remarks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by city officials as well as employees and officials with Operation Finally Home, Goodall Homes, sponsor J.C. Penney and Southern Living, who filmed the ceremony and “home reveal” as part of Building Hope, a new video series that documents the journeys of five veterans who receive new, mortgage-free homes.

Operation Finally Home and Goodall Homes surprised the James family with the home announcement during a Titans game at Nissan Stadium (formerly LP Field) in August 2014, and broke ground on the home in Hendersonville’s Millstone community in April 2015.

Rusty Carroll, executive director of Operation Finally Home, said the organization has dedicated 92 homes to veterans in the last 10 years. It is the second Operation Finally Home project in Hendersonville.

Established in 2005, the Texas-based nonprofit provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to military veterans and widows by partnering with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors and volunteers.

“This never gets old,” said Carroll, adding he has spent the last year-and-a-half getting to know James, his wife Jarin and their three daughters. “You are an inspiration to so many in ways you don’t even imagine.”

Hendersonville Mayoral Assistant Don Long welcomed the James family to Hendersonville on behalf of Mayor Scott Foster.

“This community is about faith and family,” said Long. Noting his involvement in the Hendersonville Rotary Club, Long added James is a prime example of the club’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

“Thank you for what you’ve done and welcome to Hendersonville,” Long added.

Deployed three times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, James has been awarded a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and four Army commendation medals.

He and his family have been living in the Bethpage area of Sumner County since retiring from the U.S. Army in 2009.

Building Hope premieres on SouthernLiving.com on Oct. 1. The Building Hope episodes featuring Sgt. James and his family will premiere on SouthernLiving.com on Nov. 2.

 

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.