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August 14th, 2014

Second-quarter data shows boom continues for new homes in Nashville

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from the Nashville Business Journal

New home construction starts and sales in Nashville both increased 9 percent in the second quarter, according to Metrostudy.Nashville Housing Market

There were 1,402 new home sales in Nashville during the second quarter, up 9 percent from 1,287 closings on new homes in the same period of 2013, according to Eugene James, Metrostudy’s regional director. On an annual basis (for the twelve months ended June 2014), there were 6,138 new homes sold in the Nashville market, a 23 percent increase compared to the prior twelve months.

Meanwhile, builders began construction of 1,592 new homes in Nashville in the second quarter, also a 9 percent year-over-year quarterly increase, James said. That’s a 21 percent increase on annual basis.

Metrostudy found there is a 1.7 months supply of finished homes on the market, which James said is below Nashville’s norm of 2 to 2.5 months.

“There’s an undersupply of houses that are immediately available,” James said. “The demand of houses is outpacing the supply. Builders are trying to build as many houses as they can to meet demand.”

James pointed to job growth in Nashville as the primary driver in new home activity.

“Nashville’s total employment is near an all-time high,” James said. “Employment is robust and unemployment compared to other markets is relatively low.”

“The Nashville market is doing well,” James added. “That goes back to the job market, especially compared to other markets the size of Nashville.”

Overall, homes sales rose slightly in July, according to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. Single-family homes sold for an average of $221,000 in July, up from $204,000 a year ago.



August 6th, 2014

Low closing costs give Tennessee home buyers edge

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from Nashville Biz Blog

The housing market remains attractive as mortgage rates have stayed low, but closing costs and fees have been taking larger bites out of potential Low closing costs give Tennessee home buyers edgebuyers’ pockets. But not in Tennessee, where closing costs are among the lowest in the nation.

According to Bankrate, mortgage closing costs now average $2,539 on a $200,000 loan, a 6 percent increase over the past year. Origination fees increased even more with a 9 percent increase over the same period last year.

“New mortgage regulations are the biggest reasons why closing costs went up over the past year,” said Holden Lewis senior mortgage analyst at “The good news is that some lenders have not increased fees. To get the best deal, consumers should compare good faith estimates from at least three different lenders.”

Bankrate estimates that home buyers in Tennessee will pay about $2,366 in closing costs, the second lowest in the nation, trailing only Nevada. Home buyers in Nevada pay just $2,265 on average.

At a total estimated cost of $3,046, Texas’ average closing costs are the highest in the nation.

To compile its estimates, Bankrate requested good faith estimates for a $200,000 mortgage loan from up to 10 lenders in each state. The hypothetical loan was for a purchase of a single-family house in the state’s largest city, using a 20 percent down payment, with excellent credit, the study says.



July 15th, 2014

Middle Tennessee real estate market is hot!

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Real Estate is Hot!Thermometers are used to measure all sorts of things. Organizations use them as a visual gage for fundraising. Most commonly they are used to determine a specific level of heat in the body, a room or the environment. Recently we have definitely seen it heat up … both in the temperature outside and in the region’s real estate market.

Last week, the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors released home sales data for the month of June, as well as county data through the midyear. For June home sales rose again, up just over nine percent. As a whole, our region is up a little more than three percent from June 2013.

Median prices are also rising for single family residential homes and condominiums. Both are up close to $20,000 over last year. This is great news for current and future homeowners, as steady gains continue to affirm the value of home ownership. …

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June 25th, 2014


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 Granite countertops, staggered cabinets and family centered layout now standard in all homes

NASHVILLE, Tenn.The Jones Company prides itself in creating quality family homes by continually listening to buyers and developing new offerings to meet their buyers’ needs. Today, The Jones Company announced many popular home features will now be automatically included for the first time as a way to continue to provide buyers with the latest trends and updated features.

“A family’s home is more than four walls and a roof. It is where kids spend their childhood, holidays are celebrated and traditions are created,” said Ken Stricker, The Jones Company CEO. “We keep this in mind as we continually improve our homes’ standards and strive to offer our buyers the features that make a house a home.”

New standard features include granite countertops, garage door openers and staggered cabinets with crown molding. Layouts are also moving towards family centered floor plans that feature mudrooms with cubbies and lockers to help the family on-the-go stay organized.The Newcastle in Falls Grove - College Grove

By listening to buyers and responding to their desires, The Jones Company has built a reputation for customer satisfaction. For many years, The Jones Company has consistently maintained Homeowner Satisfaction Ratings that hover around 95-100%.

The Jones Company’s homes feature a variety of sizes, floor plans and customizable options, designed with the goal of catering to each homebuyer’s specific lifestyle needs. The communities feature attractive and functional features, such as underground utilities, sidewalks, playgrounds, pools, landscaping and nature trails. Jones home interiors are designed to maximize space, offering spacious, open floor plans, with efficient kitchens and baths, large family rooms, oversized bedrooms, bonus rooms, and walk in closets.

The Jones Company is the only homebuilder is the area to adopt LiveSmart, which is an investment to conserve resources, reduce waste, promote energy and water efficiency, and improve indoor environment quality. This ultimately saves their homeowners money on energy bills and increases quality of life for years to come.

Information on The Jones Company’s new homes in Nashville, including floor plans, photos and options is available at

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.


June 10th, 2014

Now selling in Canterbury – Thompson’s Station!

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Canterbury Community from The Jones Company


The Jones Company is now selling in the prestigious community of Canterbury!  


Canterbury Community from The Jones Company


Situated amidst the rolling hills of beautiful Williamson County, Canterbury combines distinctive Old World European architecture and modern, contemporary living to Middle Tennessee and sets a new standard in quality and amenities. Canterbury is located in Thompson’s Station between Hwy. 840, Hwy 31 and Critz Lane in a lush setting that is close to schools, shopping, work and all the best that middle Tennessee has to offer.


Call Tony James at 615-916-0066 or email for more information!

Tour our decorated model today!

May 27th, 2014

Top 14 Small Cities In Tennessee

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7. Franklin

City Data says that the population of this city is 66,280, which is a little larger than the other cities on this list. However, the main focus for this list is Downtown Franklin which does have a much smaller population. Located in Williamson County, the Visit Williamson website offers visitors some great ideas for exploring the town and enjoying the sights.

There is something for everyone in Franklin. You can choose to stay in a rustic lodge, a charming bed and breakfast, a gorgeous inn or a nice hotel. The choice is yours. Franklin is the perfect blendFranklin Tennessee in Williamson County of history that has been very carefully preserved and modern attractions that are sure to delight.
There are quite a few restaurants in Franklin so you can enjoy some good ole down home southern cooking or some great, smoky barbecue.

There are so many things to do in Franklin. You can visit a plantation home like The Carter House, Lotz House and The Carnton Plantation. The Carnton Plantation became the largest field hospital for Confederates after the Battle of Franklin. There is also a museum there as well.

Abram Maury, Jr. founded Franklin in October 1799. He named the town after Benjamin Franklin. During the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin was fought in November 1864. Nearly 10,000 were wounded, killed, captured or missing.
Fourty-four buildings were turned into field hospitals in response to the large number of wounded. Two of the homes, the Carnton home and the Carter home are still standing today.

Leiper’s Fork is another must see when you are in Franklin. It is a historic village, friendly and charming. You can shop some of the unique shops or visit an art gallery. Stop and get a bit to eat at a real southern diner. Franklin, Tennessee is a place to bring the family, kick back and relax.
It is large enough that you can find plenty to do if you desire yet small enough to be low key and quiet. Explore some historical sites, go shopping, have a great southern meal, or do it all.



May 14th, 2014

Falls Grove has convenient location, spacious lots

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Falls Grove from The Jones Company of TNJama Metcalf expects to love her family’s new home being built in Falls Grove, the community taking shape along Arno Road in College Grove. She already loves the idea of her daughter attending Williamson County schools.

The family is moving from their home near Percy Priest Lake in Antioch, a Nashville suburb. They were considering a subdivision in another area of Williamson County when they discovered Falls Grove.

“We love the College Grove area. It’s beautiful, and it’s right by 840,” she said.

Falls Grove is a sign of growing interest among home builders in the College Grove area. The subdivision is being built across the street from The Grove, an 800-home gated community being developed around an 18-hole Greg Norman signature golf course.

Natelli Communities, the Gaithersburg, Md.-based company developing Falls Grove, is offering 381 home sites on 450 acres. Other areas are reserved for green space and amenities, including walking trails, a clubhouse and fitness center, a pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and even a putting green.

“There will be big backyards like you don’t see anymore,” said Jen Lucy, director of sales for Jones Company.

The Franklin-based home builder is constructing the home for Metcalf and her husband, Clovis. The company has plans for 126 homes in Falls Grove with brick exteriors and three-car garages. They will range from 2,600 to about 3,900 square feet, and prices will start at $400,000.

National homebuilder Ryan Homes is also active in Falls Grove and has pre-sold three houses. The homes, with prices starting in the low $400,000s, feature brick exteriors and side-entry garages.

Ryan Homes is also building homes in Brentwood’s Hidden Creek subdivision and Stream Valley, off I-65 near the intersection of Goose Creek Bypass and Lewisburg Pike.

Jones Company is active in Franklin’s Barclay Place, Hadden Hall at McKay’s Mill and Watkins Creek subdivisions, as well as Bent Creek in Nolensville, Canterbury in Thompson’s Station and Wade’s Grove and Belshire in Spring Hill.

Schools a draw

Lucy expects Falls Grove’s location to be an advantage. Commuters such as Jama Metcalf, who works in Cool Springs, can choose between driving on State Route 840 to Interstate 65 or take a more direct route on Arno Road. Clovis Metcalf will have quick access to State Route 840 and I-24 for his commute to Antioch.

“You’re not far from Franklin, and it’s a nice alternative to Spring Hill,” Lucy said. “This will be a nice commuter community close to Cool Springs and Murfreesboro.”

For the Metcalfs, another advantage is Falls Grove’s location in the Page Middle School and Page High School districts. The family plans to move in this fall, in time for the new academic year.

“My daughter is in private school. We wanted to get her into Williamson County schools,” Jama Metcalf said.

Falls Grove’s amenities will allow for more quality family time, she said. Instead of driving for miles to get to a fitness center or pool, they can just step out their door.

“You can just walk. I really like that,” Jama Metcalf said. “And it’s really pretty out there.”

Falls Grove builders

Jones Co. plans 126 homes in Falls Grove ranging from 2,600 to about 3,900 square feet. Prices will start at $400,000.

Ryan Homes has pre-sold three houses. They start in the low $400,000s.



May 7th, 2014

Two Special Realtor Events in Two Beautiful Neighborhoods

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Join us this month for two special Realtor events in two beautiful neighborhoods

On May 13 we will be hosting the Falls Grove Realtor Luncheon. But that’s not all. You’re also invited to the May 20 Lakeside Meadows Realtor Luncheon.

Our new Falls Grove neighborhood is holding its Grand Opening in a couple of weeks, but before that happens we are inviting all realtors to a special luncheon event on Tuesday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Falls Grove is our exciting new neighborhood south of Nashville and just east of The Grove in College Grove. No RSVP needed, just come and meet the team, view the home plans and explore the home site locations. Homes from the $400’s.

Falls Grove Realtor Luncheon

The following Thursday, May 22nd, we are holding a realtor luncheon at Lakeside Meadows in Hermitage from 11 am to 2 pm. We understand why homeowners love this area. The area’s beauty, the park areas that surround the nearby J Percy Priest Reservoir, the beautiful homes, and the fact that you can be downtown in 20 minutes or at the airport in 15 make Lakeside Meadows an ideal home. No RSVP needed, just come and meet the team, view the homes and explore the home site locations. Homes from the $230’s.


Lakeside Meadows Realtor Luncheon



April 29th, 2014

Consumer Sentiment Numbers Indicate Warming Market

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Consumer confidence has rebounded to near its highest level since 2007.

The April level of consumer confidence was just one index-point below the post recession peak.  The recent gain was due to much more positive assessment of consumers’ current financial situation as well as renewed optimism about the outlook for the national economy during the year ahead. The Index of Consumer SentimentImportantly, consumers were slightly more optimistic about future job gains, although most consumers expect only minor improvements in the national unemployment rate during the year ahead.  The main attraction of home buying conditions has shifted in the past few months toward a greater reliance on low mortgage rates and less emphasis on low prices.  This has made the continued expansion of home purchases more responsive to changes in the availability of mortgage credit to potential home buyers.


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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 to schedule a tour!

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