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Gobble with Goodall – Tuesday Nov 13th 11am-1pm Waters Edge in Franklin TN

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Floorplan Highlight, Franklin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: November 8, 2018

Join us for

Gobble with Goodall

Tuesday November 13th 11am-1pm

Lunch served at the Waters Edge Clubhouse

4021 Devinney Drive Franklin, TN

Dessert served at our Townhome Model

2019 Inland Drive Franklin, TN

Turkeys given away to the first 50 GUESTS

For more information contact Mary Jeppesen 615.939.3309 / mjeppesen@goodallhomes.com

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Join us for two Model Grand Openings at Nolen Mill

Categories: Events, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, New Community, Nolensville, Williamson County | Posted: September 17, 2018

Join us for two Model Grand Openings at Nolen Mill…

Thursday, Sept 27th

11am-1pm

Ribbon Cutting at 11:30am

103 Madison Mill Drive

Lunch served at 103 Madison Mill Drive

Dessert Served at 600 Weybridge Drive

Door prizes from local merchants

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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

6pm-7pm

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

 

 

 

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.

Clara Rousseau of Scales Elementary is Goodall Homes Student of the month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Williamson County | Posted: July 31, 2017

The Williamson Herald. Click HERE for full article.

 

 

Potts of Poplar Grove Middle presented Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Williamson County | Posted: June 7, 2017

Photo by Austin Thompson

Poplar Grove eighth grader Carter Potts received the Goodall Homes Student of the Month award last week. With him are (from left) Laura Lavery, teacher, Amy Potts, mother, Carter, Rachael Overall, Marketing Manager for Goodall Homes, and father Jason Potts.

To say eighth grader Carter Potts is a young man of many talents is an understatement. However, his teacher Laura Lavery tried to use two words to describe him: leader and maturity.

“Leadership and maturity are the first two attributes that come to mind when I think about describing Carter,” said Lavery. “These attributes have been demonstrated in my classroom with myself and his peers in both social and academic settings. He is very mature for his age and serves as a leader in my classroom. He is very cognitive of social interactions and how he carries himself.”

Among several honors he has received, Carter was given the U.S. President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Outstanding Academic Excellence, and All A’s Fifth through Eighth Grade. In addition, he participates in travel soccer, the Freedom Middle football team and basketball teams, Beta Club, Math Olympiad, Williamson County Honors Orchestra (where he plays first Choir bass), tennis team, golf team, youth programs at his church, Pride Time at his school and FCA.

When asked how he manages to do all this, the humble 14-year-old mentioned he prioritizes his life with God first, family second and school and activities third.

“I just try to stay focused on those three things and this helps me balance school and my activities.”

While Carter has many activities he is involved with, his dad, Jason Potts, seemed to be the most proud of his son participating in the Poplar Grove Middle School Orchestra. The Poplar Grove Middle School Orchestra most recently played in the TMEA State Concert Festival, which is only for programs having attained the highest level of achievement.

“This was a great honor to play at this event and to be recognized,” Jason Potts said. “I am so proud of him and this orchestra and they deserve this recognition.”

Carter’s mother, Amy Potts, talked about being a good role model for his brother and sister.

“He is a well-rounded, humble and genuine young man, and his brother and sister look up to him, and he has the best smile!”

She also described Carter as a good team player who is responsible and mature beyond his years.

“He demonstrates strong leadership skills, is always fair and supportive of others even during tough situations,” she said.

Carter is a huge math fan and emphasizes that it’s his favorite subject. He has plans to get into the medical field one day and looks forward to moving on to high school next year where he will attend Centennial.

Rachael Overall, marketing director of Goodall Homes, the sponsor of the award, is becoming a regular at Poplar Grove Middle School. Overall took time to recognize the other winners from Poplar Grove over the past two school years.

“I love this school and appreciate Ms. Lavery for her nominations,” said Overall. “This school has great kids that are successful in school and in the community, the kind of great kids Goodall likes to recognize.”

 

 

 

Hayes of Scales Elementary named Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Williamson County | Posted: June 2, 2017

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Students at Scales Elementary School in Brentwood gathered together on the last day of school to celebrate many student accomplishments.

For Addison Hayes, a third grader, she was “excited, but a little nervous at the same time,” when she received the Goodall Homes Student of the Month Award.

Her parents, Jay and Amber, proudly witnessed their daughter receive the award.

“It really was a total surprise to me,” Hayes said.

The couple describes Addison’s character as caring and “treats others the way she wants to be treated.”

Addison’s teacher Jennifer Griffin nominated her for the character traits of respect and encouragement.

“She always treats others with respect and goes above and beyond in regards to helping her peers,” Griffin said. “She encourages others and inspires others to be responsible students.”

To nominate a student for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, visit www.williamsonheald.com and submit a nomination form.

Photos by Austin Thompson

Jay, Amber and Addison Hayes. Addison, a 3rd grader from Scales Elementary, won the Goodall Homes Student of the Month Award.

Alokham of Poplar Grove Middle named Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Williamson County | Posted: May 19, 2017

(By Austin Thomson • Staff Writer. Williamson Herald. Click HERE for full article)

Students at Poplar Grove Middle School gathered in the gym for the school’s PRIDE Time celebration, which is a time for the school to honor students’ accomplishments.

For Rohan Alokam, an 8th grader, he was surprised to receive the Goodall Homes Student of the Month award. His parents, Venu and Sree Alokam, were proudly in attendance to congratulate their son.

Rohan participates in the school’s Beta Club, which holds an annual food drive. He is also a member of the cross country and tennis teams. In band, his musical talent shines when he plays the saxophone.

Rohan’s teacher Laura Lavery nominated him for his improved academic success.

“Rohan has turned in every assignment ahead of time and consistently gone out of his way to improve as an 8th grader,” Lavery said.

To nominate a student for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, visit www.williamsonheald.com and submit a nomination form.

Neighborhoods reel in residents with full schedule of social events

Categories: Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, StoneBridge, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: May 16, 2017

(Bill Lewis , The Tennessean- Click HERE for Full Article)

When Judy and Jack Dickson bought their home in the new Durham Farms subdivision in Hendersonville, they got more than a house. They now have a lifestyle director who plans events and manages a social schedule for all the residents.

“All the activities and events. The thought of it drew us in,” said Judy Dickson.

Durham Farms is one of a growing number of neighborhoods in the region where community events and the residents’ social calendar are professionally managed.

“I say I’m a cruise director without the water,” said Lacey Edwards, the lifestyle director for Durham Farms.

Residents have only begun moving into Durham Farms but Edwards has already coordinated events including an Oktoberfest party, cooking classes, holiday parties, health screenings and other activities while homeowners wait for their houses to be finished. She’s planning movies on the lawn, concerts and festivals.

Judy Dickson described herself and her husband as empty nesters who are enjoying “a fresh start” at Durham Farms. They moved in late April from an established neighborhood in nearby Gallatin.

“If you feel connected to your neighborhood, it adds value,” she said.

Durham Farms, located on Drakes Creek Road between Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and Long Hollow Pike, will have more than 1,000 homes on 472 acres.

Lifestyle Director Angel Keefer has already organized social activities, parties and outings. Next will come “yappy hour” gatherings at the dog park and book, card and wine clubs and other activities.

“It’s like living in a country club,” said Keefer.

Southern Springs will have at least 600 homes on more than 300 acres on Kedron Road. Interstate 65 and Saturn Parkway are nearby. Del Webb also developed Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet and operates active-adult communities across the country.

“The reason (residents) move to these communities is to be involved in an active lifestyle,” said Keefer.

Jana Pastors, lifestyle director for Goodall Homes at the StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon and the new Millstone subdivision in Hendersonville, said Nashville’s strong economy is attracting new residents who are not familiar with the area. Having someone in her position helps them connect with their surroundings, from getting to know their neighbors to meeting public officials.

“They wonder, ‘Where do I start?’ ” said Pastors. “People love having a community within a community.”

Examples of events include the twice-a-year community-wide yard sale at StoneBridge. At Millstone, which has a community herb garden, the University of Tennessee agricultural extension office of Sumner County has taught classes on vegetable gardening.

In other neighborhoods, residents might have to drive across town to attend such a class, said Pastors.

“That’s why we decided to offer it to you in your backyard, as a lifestyle,” she said.

When the clubhouse opens in the Waters Edge neighborhood in Franklin, Pastors will become that community’s lifestyle director, as well.

In Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood, Amy Law has been the lifestyle director for 13 years. Her first event was hosting a coffee on the porch of the sales building.

“That began the culture and the tradition,” she said.

Today the community has dozens of events and clubs. On June 17, the annual Porchfest will turn front porches into stages for musicians and streets will become art galleries. Other annual events include the Whiskey Warmer bourbon tasting event and the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival. Westhaven University holds classes on subjects ranging from Civil War history to self-defense.

“It probably seals the deal for a lot of people, the built-in community. It definitely adds value,” said Law.