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New Construction Home Inspection – Class

Categories: Events, Goodall Homes, Knoxville | Posted: August 20, 2018

New Construction Home Inspection

2 Hour CE Class with Jason Dillon of Home Inspection HQ

Thursday, August 23, 2018

11am-2pm

Fox Den Country Club

12284 N. Fox Den Drive

Knoxville, TN 37934

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goodall Homes invites you to ‘Sunset Wine Tour’ – The Grove at Five Oaks

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Floorplan Highlight, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Lebanon, Nashville, New Community, New Floorplan, One Level Floorplan, The Grove at Five Oaks, Villas, Wilson County | Posted: August 20, 2018

Goodall Homes Invites you to join us

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

4pm-6pm

The Grove at Five Oaks

1000 Callaway Drive

Lebanon, TN 37087

Tour the ‘Move-in Ready’ and Upcoming Market Homes, Door Prizes, and more!!

RSVP to: shelby.arnold@goodallhomes.com / 615.440.3227

Click HERE for invite

 

Community gardens bring a little country to suburban neighborhoods

Categories: CSA, Davidson County, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, Neighborhood, New Community, Sumner County | Posted: July 23, 2018

( Bill Lewis. The Tennessean. Click HERE for full article.)

There’s nothing unusual about city folks moving to the country for the experience of growing their own food, but Jason Cloud took a different route. He moved to one of Nashville’s newest and largest subdivisions.

Along with his neighbors, Cloud grows a variety of vegetables, herbs and berries in the expansive community garden at Carothers Farms. The neighborhood, located on the Davidson County side of Nolensville, could eventually have 2,000 residences.

“As more people get involved, it will develop a little community of gardeners inside the community,” he said.

Across the region, community gardens are a hot amenity. Spring Hill’s newest subdivision, Harvest Point, will have one. Millstone, the established Goodall Homes neighborhood in Hendersonville, has an herb garden and orchard.

“Organic gardens and dog parks are one and two of the things people want,” said David McGowan, president of Regent Homes, which is developing Carothers Farms.

As backyards get smaller, it makes sense for neighbors to work together in a community garden, said Jen Lucy, director of sales for The Jones Co. The company is launching Harvest Point, on the Maury County side of Spring Hill, along with Regent Homes, Celebration Homes and Lennar Homes.

“People are looking for them for two reasons. It means they don’t have to take up room in their backyard, and it is a very fun thing to do as a hobby together with like-minded people. It gives such a great sense of community to have a fun area like that set aside just for a garden,” said Lucy.

Harvest Point and Carothers Farms also have dog parks and trails in addition to their community gardens.

Doug Herman, president of luxury home builder Legend Homes, lives in a Franklin neighborhood that started its own community garden several years ago. The company helped expand the garden by establishing additional raised beds for plants.

He and his wife are members of the garden and have their own space.

“It’s great to see neighbors working together,” said Herman. “It’s a gathering space.”

Millstone’s herb garden is next door to the town center, making it a point of activity for the community. Goodall Homes, the subdivision’s developer, also built an onsite farm stand. Each week, residents invite a local farmer to sell produce at a farmers market.

In Carothers Farms, residents are growing sunflowers, melons, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables in the 44-by-90-foot organic garden. The community provides garden tools and a shed where they are stored. Rain barrels capture water for irrigation. There’s even an area for composting, said McGowan.

The garden is so popular that Regent plans to add more as the neighborhood grows, he said.

Meanwhile, Cloud was heading over to the garden to see what was ready for harvest.

“I’m going to have some radishes I planted,” he said.

“While homeowners are there, they can enjoy the walk through the herb garden and pick some herbs to go with their produce.  … Both the farm stand and herb garden offer a unique lifestyle catered to those who want to experience and learn about planting and growing,” said Jana Pastors, Goodall Homes’ community lifestyle director

The garden surrounds pergolas, benches, a swing and a fountain. Plants growing there this year include pineapple mint, Italian oregano, golden sage and more. Millstone’s orchard garden includes Golden Delicious apple trees.

All of the plants were recommended by the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Service of Sumner County, which also offers free seminars for Millstone residents and their guests, said Pastors.

It’s “not just your everyday community garden. It’s an herb-orchard garden built around a lifestyle,” she said

Realtor Lunch & Learn- The Cottages at Valleybrook – Murfreesboro TN

Categories: Events, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, Rutherford County, Single Family Home, Valleybrook | Posted: July 17, 2018

Goodall Homes and Wilson Bank & Trust invite you to join us for a

Realtor Lunch & Learn- The Cottages at Valleybrook – Murfreesboro TN

Learn about our new Neighborhood in Rutherford County

Tuesday, July 31st

12pm-1pm

Wilson Bank & Trust Office

3110 Memorial Blvd Murfreesboro TN 37129

Catered Lunch and Door Prizes

RSVP to bduplechain@goodallhomes.com

Goodall Homes expands to Murfreesboro

Categories: Goodall Homes, Housing Market, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community | Posted: June 28, 2018

(JASON M. REYNOLDS. Murfreesboro Post Newspaper. Click HERE for full article.)

Goodall Homes, an award-winning home builder from Gallatin, has expanded to Murfreesboro.

“Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States,” said Kelvey Benward, sales manager. “For over 30 years, we’ve built new homes in Davidson, Williamson, Wilson, Sumner and Robertson counties. We’re excited about the growth in Rutherford County and the opportunity to build new homes in Murfreesboro.”

In 2016, Clayton, one of America’s largest homebuilders, bought Goodall Homes. Goodall is the second site-built housing company to become part of Maryville-based Clayton, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Clayton, through its site-building arm, Clayton Properties, entered the site-built housing market to expand its portfolio of housing options to homebuyers.

The company’s website says it has become the second largest homebuilder in Middle Tennessee. Its recognitions include multiple listings in the top 10 of Nashville Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” and the National Home Builder of the Year Award in 2014.

Locally, the company is working on The Cottages of Valleybrook. Construction of the Compton Road property started in April. The Raleigh floorplan model will be ready in September, and the first homeowners will move in by October, Benward said. The one-level courtyard cottages will sell from $239,000 to $280,475. Sizes are 1,411 to 2,107 square feet. Amenities include a pool with clubhouse, open space, sidewalks, landscaping package, two-car rear-entry garages and courtyard patios.

Goodall will start developing Laurelstone off Lascassas Pike in late fall or early winter. The cottages and villas will go on sale in spring 2019.

2018 Main Street Awards Winners, Finalists named – Stonebridge and Five Oaks Community Wilson County

Categories: Awards, Events, Five Oaks, Goodall Homes, Lebanon, Neighborhood, New Community, Realtor News, StoneBridge, Wilson County | Posted: June 25, 2018

(The Wilson Post. Click HERE for full article)

Main Street Media of Tennessee, which owns The Wilson Post, recently announced the Winners and Finalists for the 2018 Wilson County Main Street Awards.

More than 60,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest, and more than 370 Winners and Finalists were named in the categories of Local Flavor, Local Retail, Local Services and Local Community.

A complete list of Winners and Finalists is in the sidebar, as well as a link to photos of the Winners and Finalists who attended the Finalists’ Breakfast May 30 at Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel.

 

 

Finalist: Goodall Homes Stonebridge Community in Lebanon TN – Best Community/Neighborhood (Visit Community Online, Click HERE)

Finalist: Five Oaks Community in Lebanon TN- Best Community/Neighborhood (Visit Community Online, Click HERE)

 

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.

 

 

Sumner real estate: Durham Farms, Millstone come alive in the summer

Categories: Community Service, CSA, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, New Community, Sumner County, The Tennessean | Posted: June 4, 2018

(Article Click HERE, Special to Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE)

Home is where the heart is, as the old saying goes, but this summer in two Hendersonville “lifestyle” neighborhoods, it’s also where you can listen to an outdoor concert or learn how to grow herbs and veggies and sample produce grown by local farmers.

“Have fun, get out of the house, and celebrate summer,” said Lacey Edwards, lifestyle director at Durham Farms.

The public is invited to attend upcoming concerts at Durham Farms and agriculture classes at Millstone that will be taught by experts from the University of Tennessee Extension Service. The events are free.

Durham Farms’ summer concert series continues June 2 in one of the pocket parks in the subdivision, located on Drakes Creek Road between Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and Long Hollow Pike. Food trucks, including Cousins Maine Lobster, will be on hand. There will be a petting zoo and a bounce house for kids.

On June 23 another concert will celebrate the grand opening of the community center, named The Farmhouse, which includes a fitness center, a pool, a café and a WiFi hub. It will host community events like happy hours.

At Millstone, being developed by Goodall Homes off Saundersville Road, agriculture experts from the extension service will answer questions about tomato gardens. They’ll also help kids plant tomatoes and peppers, said Jana Pastors, community lifestyle director.

The class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 14, she said.

“Agriculture classes fit the lifestyle and the theme” of Millstone, which is designed around an outdoors lifestyle, said Pastors.

‘The kids are running, the adults are relaxing’

On July 24, adults will discuss canning and freezing produce while kids learn about planting seeds and flowers. On Aug. 28, adults will learn about maintaining healthy turf while kids learn how to grow succulents in containers. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m.

“Back in the day, canning was very popular. Now it’s popular again,” said Pastors.

The classes will be held at Millstone’s farm stand, next to the community center. That’s the place where local farmers are periodically invited to offer samples of their produce.

At Durham Farms, other events planned this summer include movie nights and kids’ parties with paint ball and ice cream.

“The kids are running around and the adults are relaxing,” said Edwards.

Hosting concerts and giving local artists a chance to perform makes sense for a neighborhood in Hendersonville, with its rich music industry heritage, said Edwards.

“Live music attracts so many people,” she said.

Durham Farms and Millstone are among a handful of Nashville-area communities with professional lifestyle directors. Others include Goodall Homes’ StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon and the Waters Edge neighborhood in Franklin, where Pastors plans community activities.

Westhaven the master-planned community in Franklin, and Southern Springs, the new Del Webb active adult community in Spring Hill, also have lifestyle directors.

Durham Farms will eventually have 1,000 homes. Millstone will have 614 homes, including single-family houses, cottage homes, villas and townhomes.

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

 

Finding the Right Design Features for Your New Home

Categories: Design Center | Posted: April 30, 2018

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Choosing the floor plan for your new home is a major decision—almost as big as deciding to actually build a new home, instead of buying an existing one. Once you’ve made your pick, the fun begins. At Goodall Homes, you sit down with one of the professionals in our Design Center Showroom to look through all the choices—interior and exterior—that will make your home truly unique. Finding the right design features for your new home can be challenging, but with the right help you can put it all together to achieve the look you envision.

When homebuyers walk into our Design Center, they react with awe. There’s so much to look at in our 2,100 square-foot showroom! We’ve been refining our selections for years, keeping up with trends and buyer preferences, while also making sure to offer a wide variety. And this expansive space is filled with choices for every space in your home.

You’ll start with the exterior if you’re building a single-family home (as opposed to the cottages, villas, and townhomes that Goodall Homes builds throughout the Knoxville and Nashville areas). We’ll guide you through your choices, like stone, vinyl, brick, and other options that will present well on the design you’ve chosen. You’ll review shutters and trim as well as the many choices for your front door and the hardware—and discuss color. The architectural style of your new home will provide direction for the right exterior design features. Certain colors and details fit better for a Craftsman style home, for example, than a Tudor or Colonial design. Finally, you’ll choose the exterior package that best fits the elevations specific to your home style.

Next, we’re moving inside. Look at the flooring choices and think about color and durability. Goodall Homes’ Design Center offers a broad selection of ceramic tile—great for the kitchen, and bathroom, mudroom. For the bedroom, carpeting is still a nice way to greet your feet when you get out of bed each morning. But the decision is yours. Our job is to offer the choices and our design experience.

One of the toughest decisions for our homebuyers is the kitchen countertop. Granite is still a durable, attractive choice, but quartz countertops have quickly caught up with this natural stone. Quartz is engineered from mostly ground quartz (93-95%) with the remainder being a resin to bind it together. Quartz isn’t as porous as granite countertops, so it doesn’t need to be re-sealed every year.

As we go from the biggest details to the smallest, every choice still makes an impact on your home. The style and color of the kitchen faucet, the bathroom shower head, cabinetry hardware and door style, fireplace mantle, and light fixtures in each room are like brushstrokes in the big picture of your new home. A decision like choosing oil-rubbed bronze over brushed nickel will affect everything from lighting and plumbing fixtures to the hinges on your doors and cabinets, so, yes, it’s important to make the right selection!

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? Take advantage of the preview appointment we offer before your selections appointment. This gives you a chance to think through your design choices before making your final decisions.  Talk to us at Goodall Homes to learn more about making the best selection for your new home.