January 7th, 2015

Homebuilders keep pace with changing lifestyles

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The way families live in their homes is changing, and homebuilders are introducing new designs in Williamson County to keep pace.

The Jones Co.’s new Carriage Series design features the company’s “Life Triangle” open layout. Goodall Homes is offering one-level houses designed for aging in place. Pulte Homes has “life-tested” floor plans and Lennar is offering one-level homes and its “Next Gen” house for multiple generations living under one roof.

They still have four walls and a roof, but today’s homes are different from houses built just a few years ago.

From a house to a home

“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. We keep this in mind as we develop our home collections and strive to offer the features that make a house a home, not only attractive but more liveable,” said Ken Stricker, CEO of The Jones Co.

“This new Carriage Series is a reflection of that promise to our buyers. We listen to their requests and

The Jones Company's soon-to-be-built Carriage Series will feature a kitchen similiar to this one.

The Jones Company’s soon-to-be-built Carriage Series will feature a kitchen similiar to this one.

follow trends so that we can provide the best homes to fill the changing lifestyle needs of our homebuyers.”

The Carriage Series, the first entirely new design from Jones in five years, is being introduced in Nolensville’s Summerlyn neighborhood, which will open for pre-sales soon. The design features what the company calls its Life Triangle, which connects the kitchen, dining area and the living room, where families spend most of their time.

“That’s how families are living. They want to be together. Someone’s in the kitchen, someone’s doing homework, but they’re all together,” said Jen Lucy, the company’s director of sales.

Reducing clutter

Because families are likely to enter through the side-entry garage, not the front door, the design features a family foyer with a walk-in closet to store books, backpacks and other items that might cause clutter.

Old-style floorplans often have families come in through the laundry room, which Lucy said “doesn’t give you the best view of the home.”

New floor plans include a second bedroom and bath suite on the main level to meet the needs of extended families or children.

Kitchens feature large islands “like you see every time you turn on HGTV,” and homes have covered outdoor living space, said Lucy.

The Jones Co. plans to build 155 homes in Summerlyn. Drees Homes is also building in the subdivision.

In Franklin’s Amelia Park subdivision, Pulte Homes plans to build 150 homes that feature what the company calls its “life-tested” floor plans.

There is “no wasted space that is typically found in older homes,” the company says on its website.

Homes feature detached garages and the “Pulte Planning Center,” which functions as a home office off the main living area. An “everyday entry” — the door that the family uses most often — has a drop zone for books, umbrellas and other items. Porches and balconies provide outdoor living space. The subdivision is off Clovercroft Road, south of the McKay’s Mill subdivision.

In Thompson’s Station’s Brixworth subdivision, Pulte is offering homes with second-floor laundry rooms.

One-levels make comeback

Lennar Homes, one of the country’s largest builders, is offering one-level homes in the Tollgate Village, Bridgemore Village and Brixworth subdivisions in Thompson’s Station. The company also offers its NextGen home for families with more than one generation living in the house.

The design features a separate suite with a private entrance, bedroom, bath, laundry, living room and eat-in kitchenette.

Many homeowners have raised their family in a larger house and are ready to downsize, said Chris O’Neal, vice president of Goodall Homes.

The company is offering “cottage one-levels” in Nolensville’s Bent Creek neighborhood. The company builds several floor plans, including one-level homes, in the Lockwood Glen, Canterbury and Rizer Point subdivisions. Goodall also plans to offer one-level homes in the new Water’s Edge subdivision.

Buyers no longer are purchasing homes with the expectation that they’ll have to move out as they grow older, O’Neal said. Instead, they want a home that will accommodate their needs during all of life’s stages, he said.

Goodall’s one-level homes have zero-step entries and wide interior doorways that can accommodate a baby carriage or a wheelchair. Main-level master bedrooms mean the owners don’t have to give the stairs a second thought — or a first one, said O’Neal.

“That’s what people are gravitating to, aging in place,” he said.

As families change, so are their houses, said the Jones Co.’s Lucy.

“Lifestyle drives home design,” she said. “We do a lot of research into how people are living.”



Bill Lewis, For Williamson

December 8th, 2014

So you’re waiting to buy a new home because you think getting a mortgage is impossible?

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Think again!la-blm-existing-home-sales-jpg-20141203

When it comes to buying a house, are you in the “no way I could possibly qualify” category?  Not enough cash in the bank for a down payment or closing costs? Credit scores good but not great? So much deferred student loan debt that you assume any lender would slam the door?

Join the crowd. Large numbers of Americans feel the same, in part because they read and hear that qualifying standards for mortgages are the strictest they’ve been in decades. A study based on a statistical sample of potential home buyers conducted earlier in the year by the mortgage company LoanDepot found that nearly 60% of people who say they want to buy a home aren’t pursuing it because they think there’s just no point — they are convinced their applications would be rejected. Three-quarters of them, however, concede that they haven’t done a thing to check out current lender requirements.

But here’s some good news for these folks: Changes are underway in the mortgage market that could give them a better shot at qualifying. Start with recent policy shifts at giant mortgage investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two dominant funding sources for new loans. Late in November, both companies announced procedural changes that should encourage lenders to be less fearful that the mortgages they approve will be subject to costly “buyback” demands if borrowers go delinquent.

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July 31st, 2014

Last chance to Live Jones at Belshire!

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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.



April 18th, 2014

Last Opportunity in Barclay Place – Franklin, TN

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-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

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February 18th, 2014

YES! We do basements – both finished and unfinished!

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Basements now available in Barnes Bend and Sugar Valley



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:


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.


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


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




January 8th, 2014

Nashville home sales finish 2013 strong

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from the Nashville Business Journal:


Home sales in the Nashville area were up 13.7 percent in December compared to a year ago, putting an exclamation point on the best year for local home sales since 2007.

According to the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 2,441 homes were sold in December, up from 2,147 in 2012. It marked the area’s best-performing December since 2006.

“Each county included in our data experienced an increase in residential closings and median price, and more than half saw similar increases in condominiums,” Hagan Stone, GNAR president, said in a news release. “For the first time since 2007, closings for the year exceeded 30,000 units. This tops pre-recession numbers and sets up a great beginning for 2014.”

Nashville Business Journal
The Nashville area ended the fourth quarter with 7,197 closings, up 8 percent from a year prior. For the year, the Nashville area had 30,917 home closings, up 18.5 percent from 2012.

There were 2,032 sales pending at the end of December, up from 1,857 a year ago. The average home sold in December had been on the market for 73 days.

The median price of a single-family home sold in December was $198,838, up from $187,900 a year ago. The median price of a condo sold last month was $156,122, up from $149,178.

The total inventory of homes, condos and lots in the Nashville area stood at 13,580 at the end of December, down from 15,054 a year ago.

“Trends going into the new year are positive and very encouraging to Realtors in the Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. Our region is showing healthy signs of stability, something we shouldn’t take for granted,” Stone said.

“Though prices are rising, homebuyers should not be discouraged, it is still a great time to buy a home,” Stone said. “It’s also a great time to sell a home. The Greater Nashville area has about a five-month supply of inventory. Single-family homes and condominiums have about a four-month supply. Ideally, we’d like to have six-to-eight months available.

“As inventory remains low, those well-maintained and properly marketed homes are leaving the market quickly and at prices beneficial to buyers and sellers.”

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