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April 23rd, 2014

Downtown Franklin’s Main Street Festival!

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 Main Street Festival in Downtown Franklin TN

Downtown Franklin’s 31st annual Main Street Festival will return April 26-27, 2014! The two-day weekend event will feature more than 200 artisans & crafters, three stages, two kids’ areas and an international food court.

 
The free street festival begins Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fourth Avenue street dance continues until 10 p.m. Saturday night.  Activities will re-open Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
 The event is expected to attract more than 130,000 visitors to a full slate of family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food vendors.
 
Handmade work to be exhibited includes original oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork, and much more.
 
In addition to a juried arts and crafts show with more than 200 entries, the festival offers a special area of children’s activities on Third Avenue South between City Hall and the Old Courthouse.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
 Free entertainment is offered continuously on three stages—the First Tennessee Stage on the Public Square, the Heritage Stage on Fourth Avenue North and the Beer/Wine Garden Stage on Fourth Avenue South.
 
FOOD
 Three food areas offer a tasty variety of everything from roast corn on the cob and stuffed baked potatoes, Polish sausage, Greek gyros, and Asian and Mexican cuisines.  Southern fare includes barbeque, burgers and hotdogs, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more.  - Read article: http://www.historicfranklin.com/events/main-street-festival
 
 
The Main Street Festival is located in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., exit No. 65 from I-65, three miles west to the Public Square.

April 18th, 2014

Last Opportunity in Barclay Place – Franklin, TN

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The Georgetown V in Barclay Place, Franklin TN

 

The Georgetown V – 2003 Barclay Place Lane, Franklin TN

NEW PRICE – $469,900!

-All Brick 4 Beds, 2 1/2 Baths with the Master Bedroom on the main level

-Luxury Kitchen has Stainless Steel Appliances, Built-In Ovens, Granite Countertops, Custom Cabinets, Sand and Finish Hardwoods, a Walk-In Pantry, and a Huge Center Island

-Large Casual Dining area along with a Separate Formal Dining Room

-Private Study with French Doors -Two Story Great Room features a wall of Low E Windows, Gas Fireplace with Granite and Tile Surround, and TV Niche

-Large Bonus Upstairs with 3 Spacious Bedrooms and a Jack and Jill Bath

-Corner Homesite is Professionally Landscaped and Irrigated

-Incredible Outdoor Living has a huge patio and Bricked Fireplace

-2 Car Alley Load Garage

 

Call or email Kristin Hood at 615-428-6386 or khood@livejones.com to schedule a tour!

April 9th, 2014

These are the 10 Safest Places in Tennessee

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Looking for a place where the odds of crime are in your favor? Let us volunteer this ranking of the safest spots in Tennessee.

(Movoto) http://www.movoto.com/tn/safest-places-in-tennessee/

Franklin Tennessee

1.  City of Germantown
2.  City of Spring Hill
3.  City of Franklin
4.  City of Bartlett
5.  Town of Collierville
6.  City of Mt. Juliet
7.  City of Hendersonville
8.  City of White House
9.  City of Maryville
10. Town of Smyrna

Tennessee got its nickname, “The Volunteer State,” because of all the volunteer soldiers the state contributed to the War of 1812. More than 200 years later, there’s a different type of conflict being waged all across the U.S. on a daily basis: the war on crime.

-Click here to read article.

 

Source: http://www.movoto.com/tn/safest-places-in-tennessee/

 

 

March 26th, 2014

Rent vs. Buy: Which is cheaper for you?

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From Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/trends/2014/02/rent-vs-buy-winter-2014/

 

“The decision to rent or buy a home depends on where you live and also on your mortgage rate, tax bracket, and time horizon.”

“Homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all of the 100 largest metro areas. Rising mortgage rates and home prices have narrowed the gap over the past year, though rates have recently dropped and price gains are slowing. Now, at a 30-year fixed rate of 4.5%, buying is 38% cheaper than renting nationally, versus being 44% cheaper one year ago.”

Read full article: http://www.trulia.com/trends/2014/02/rent-vs-buy-winter-2014/

 

Buy-versus-Rent

March 17th, 2014

Irish Stew

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Ingredients:

2 medium-sized onions, choppedIrish Stew Oil, for frying
1 -ounce butter
1 sprig dried thyme
2 1/2 pounds best end of lamb neck, cut into large pieces
7 carrots, chopped lengthways into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons pearl barley
5 cups chicken stock, recipe follows
Salt (recommended: Fleur du Sel)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, and bay leaf)
12 medium potatoes
1 bunch parsley, leaves finely chopped
1 bunch chives

Serving suggestion: herb butter, recipe follows

 

Directions:

In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook the onions in oil and butter, on medium-high heat until they are translucent. Add the dried thyme and stir. Add the lamb and brown on a high heat to seal in juices. Add carrots, and pearl barley. Pour in the chicken stock so that it almost covers the meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, and add Bouquet garni. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, being careful not to boil. Place potatoes on top of the stew, cover and cook for 30 minutes until the meat is falling beautifully off the bones and the potatoes are fork tender.

Serve the stew in large flat soup bowls, and drizzle herb butter over the potatoes or garnish with parsley and chives.

Stock:

Chicken carcass

1 onion

4 cups water

3 stalks celery, roughly chopped

Bay leaf

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Preheat the stockpot. Combine ingredients in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Then let it cool down and skim off the fat.

 

Herb Butter:

1 stick butter

1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped

1 small bunch chives, finely chopped

1 sprig thyme

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add parsley, chives and thyme.

 

 

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/irish-stew-recipe0.html

 

March 13th, 2014

Millennials Vs. Boomers – home buying trends

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Whose buying homes? Everyone of course. It’s the smart thing to do! But what generation is buying more homes and why? The millennials (“generation Y “/ “generation next”) – those born between 1980 and 1995 comprised 31% of recent purchases. This was followed by generation X – those born between 1965 and 1979 at 31%. Percentages of recent home The Jones Company sells homespurchases among earlier generations were notably lower: 16% were “younger boomers,” those born between 1955 and 1964; 14% were “older boomers,” born between 1946 and 1954; and 9% were from the “silent generation,” those born between 1925 and 1945.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the “millennial” generation, which is under the age of 34, is now entering the peak period in which people typically buy a first home.

The median age of millennial home buyers was 29, their median income was $73,600 and they typically bought an 1,800-square foot home costing $180,000. The typical generation X buyer was 40 years old, had a median income of $98,200 and purchased a 2,130-square foot home costing $250,000.

Location and Duration: Although most purchases by all generations were in a suburban area, millennials were more likely to buy in an urban or central city area, at 19%, compared with only 12% of older boomers.

Younger buyers stayed closer to their previous residence, moving a median distance of 10 miles, whereas older buyers moved longer distances, with older boomers at 20 miles and the silent generation a median distance of 30 miles from their previous home.

When it comes to a home’s environmentally friendly features, younger buyers placed higher importance on commuting costs than older generations, who placed higher importance on energy efficiency, landscaping and community features.

The older the sellers, the longer they were in their home. The millennials plan to stay in their home for 10 years, while the baby boomer generation as a whole plans to stay for a median of 20 years.

All home buyers, regardless of age, typically began the home buying process by looking online for properties for sales and then contacting a real estate agent. Younger buyers relied on real estate agents to help them understand the buying process, while older buyers most appreciated real estate agents pointing out unnoticed features or faults with the property.

The entire 2014 NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study can be found here.

 

Source: http://www.mortgageorb.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.15149

February 18th, 2014

YES! We do basements – both finished and unfinished!

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Basements now available in Barnes Bend and Sugar Valley

 

 JONES BASEMENTS ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER BUILDERS!

1. 9′ height for MORE HEADROOM

2. POURED Concrete Walls ensure stability and strength (Other builders use block walls)

3. BETTER “FINISH OUT” than other builders:

Barnes-Bend-and-Sugar-Valley

Our unfinished basements are already permitted space – ready to be finished.

Jones basement walls are already framed, doors and windows are installed, and bathrooms are roughed in.

With Jones, electric service is upsized if necessary to allow for finished basement.

AND MORE!

Contact Jeremy Malone at 615-831-0478

February 7th, 2014

The Jones Company Hires Jen Lucy as New Director of Sales

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Jones Company, a Nashville-based home builder, has added Jen Lucy to its team as Director of Sales. In her new role, Lucy will oversee day-to-day operations ofJen Lucy, Director of Sales at The Jones Company of TN the sales department, as well as train sales managers and associates.
Prior to joining The Jones Company, Lucy was a sales manager for Beazer Homes. She has also spent time throughout her career as a Sales Consultant at Fox Ridge Homes, Centex Homes and Pulte Homes, the HOA director for Pulte Homes, and a Mortgage Consultant for Evergreen Mortgage. She has expertise in new home sales, sales training, sales operations, marketing, and performance management.
Lucy earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Tennessee Technological University, and she earned her broker’s license last year.

 

About The Jones Company

The Jones Company, a Nashville home builder was founded by John E. Jones of St. Louis in 1927. The three-generation family owned and operated company offers a variety of home collections in all price ranges to meet diverse lifestyle needs. Known in the homebuilding industry as “the value leader,” the company’s in-house architectural department strives to find new ways to provide the best value to buyers. It is for this reason that many customers purchase two, three and even four Jones homes throughout their lifetime. In demonstrating this mission, every Jones home is backed by a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials and a 10-year guarantee on major structural components. The company is proud to have a history of community involvement, including a decade of projects with Habitat for Humanity.

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January 31st, 2014

Jones Co. will build neighborhoods in College Grove and Fairview

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The Jones Co. this week announced plans for two Williamson County neighborhoods: Falls Grove in College Grove and Heartland Reserve in Fairview.

Falls Grove will be developed by Natelli Communities, a Maryland-based company that has developed communities for more than 25 years, Falls Grove from The Jones Company of TNprimarily in the mid-Atlantic region. Falls Grove will be Natelli Communities’ first project in the Nashville market. Falls Grove homes will feature The Jones Co.’s manor collection homes, range from 2,600 to 4,200 square feet and be priced from the $390,000s. The neighborhood will be across the street from The Grove golf course and will offer a multimillion dollar amenity center set to include a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, walking trails and playgrounds.

Construction is under way for the Falls Grove model home and a few market homes. Floor plans, photos and options can be found at http://liveatfallsgrove.com/.

 

Heartland Reserve from The Jones Company of TNHeartland Reserve will feature The Jones Co.’s premiere collection homes. The homes ranging from about 2,600 to 3,000 square feet and be priced from the $250s. Heartland Reserve is about 20 minutes from downtown Nashville and is close to three golf courses as well as the 800-acre Bowie Park with bike trails.

Floor plans, photos and options can be found online at http://www.livejones.com/home.

 

Source: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140130/WILLIAMSON/301300116/Jones-Co-will-build-neighborhoods-College-Grove-Fairview

 

January 30th, 2014

See which floor plans our customers love most.

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It’s the start of a new year, and that means that it’s time for lots of top 10 lists of the previous year. At The Jones Company, we The Jones Company of TNcouldn’t resist the opportunity to create our own Top 10 list of our most popular floor plans. After all, more than 170 families came home to a Jones Company neighborhood in 2013. Here are our top 10 plans based on sales:

 

Madison II (4 bedroom, 3,306 sf)

Franklin (5 bedroom, 3,043 sf)

Reston (3 bedroom, 2,959 sf)

Russell/Russell II (3 bedroom, 2,671 sf)

Southport II (3 bedroom, 2,340 sf)

Drayton (4 bedroom, 2,902 sf)

Monticello (4 bedroom, 3,249 sf)

Durand (3 bedroom, 2047 sf)

Manchester II (4 bedroom, 2,411 sf)

Winslow (3 bedroom, 2,512 sf)

 

Which one is right for you? At Jones Company we offer lots of floor plans and neighborhood locations for you to choose from. Click here to view our community map. 

Email Jennifer@LiveJones.com or call 615-405-6425 for more details!

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