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Benefits of Buying New

Categories: TN New Homes | Posted: May 24, 2018

It’s time to buy a new home! Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’ve gone through the process before, there are a lot of decisions to make. Location, budget, size, and so many more questions have to be answered. As more homes and communities are being developed, one question to consider is whether you’d like to live in a new and freshly built home or an older home. There are many features that new homes offer that put older ones at a disadvantage. Here’s a few things to consider when at this step in the home buying process.

  • It’s never been lived in before! That feeling of having a clean slate in a home is very appealing. You, as the new homeowner, get to make all of the first memories in a fresh home.
  • A new home offers the opportunity to be part of the of a new community. There are new friends and neighbors who are excited about the area and are looking to bond over your shared experience. Newer developments also offer more amenities that can improve upon the community environment even more, such as community pools, playgrounds, and other shared spaces.
  • Modern and freshly built homes have updated floor plans. This means your new home will have more open spaces, which have become more common in home design. More open space offers more opportunities to entertain guests and really make it feel like home.
  • A new home is exactly what you’re looking for if you helped design it, or at least close to it. There’s far less time and money put into refurbishing and replacing outdated decor. There will also be less maintenance because everything is shiny and new. A new home gets rid of a lot of the headaches an older home can cause.
  • Here’s a small but important feature when you take into account how we live today. Outlets! Old homes weren’t built with the idea that we’d have technology everywhere, and we would need to charge so many devices. New homes take into account the modern technological world we live in and are designed with outlets all over the place.


This isn’t to say that new homes don’t have any negatives. Newer homes are often more expensive than older homes. Also, you’re going to have a hard time finding a lot of new and inexpensive property in heavily populated areas. Most new developments happen further out from cities where land is far cheaper. This causes some inconvenience with increased commuting. However, with all things considered, buying a home new and fresh is a great option. New homes offer a clean slate, young and thriving communities, and all the modern comforts we seek.

If you are ready to invest in a new home, give our sales team a call at 615-219-5644 or stop by one of our model homes to learn more.

New Year, New Home!

Categories: Ole South Neighborhoods, TN New Homes | Posted: January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! We’re all familiar with lifestyle resolutions people make when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st.  What’s your biggest goal? Are you setting one to buy a new home in 2018? It’s a daunting task, but we’ve been in the business for decades. We want to help you find your dream home in one of our communities!


Who are we?

We are Tennessee’s largest homebuilder, serving the convenient Tennessee locations of Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Fairview, and Spring Hill, close to major highways, neighborhood schools, recreation areas, and shopping. Since our founding in 1986, we have been helping families big and small find the homes that fit them best. Whether that’s a low-maintenance townhome or traditional 3, 4, or 5 bedroom home, we make it happen with beautiful, high quality, energy efficient homes. We are proud to be in the top 100 homebuilders in the nation by Builder Magazine.


Why should you partner with us?

Because we care! You’ve heard every good salesperson say it, but did they really mean it? Not only will we help you land the quality home of your dreams, Ole South also truly cares about the middle Tennessee community where we build. With the creation of the John Floyd Charitable Foundation, more than $1 million in financial, material and labor support has been given to various organizations throughout Middle Tennessee. We are engaged in the local community and help build interest and resources for building vocational programs. We #GiveWithOleSouth all year round through volunteering and food drives. We’re here to better the whole community.  


In the spotlight: Ole South South Haven Community

Just an idea to get you started (and excited!).  Our South Haven Community is located along State Route 840, perfect for commuters, in the highly acclaimed Stewarts Creek school district. Tucked away in a perfectly secluded setting just minutes from everything that Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Smyrna has to offer, these 3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes are high quality with unmatched features.


On the exterior, you will find brick or stone per plan, concrete patio, driveway, and sidewalk, landscape package, raised panel steel garage doors with glass, and more. The inside boasts engineered flooring in foyer, kitchen, breakfast area, and dining room/study per plan, stain resistant carpeting, crown molding (1-pc) in three rooms, wood spindled stair rails and overlook railings, brushed nickel hardware, utility room with washer and dryer connections (per plan), pull-down attic stairs, kitchen appliance package (smooth-surface electric range, side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, built in microwave), and more.


Still not sure where to start? Give us a call today at 615-219-5644. You can also check out our blog for a checklist for new homebuyers and our quick and easy home buying process.


We look forward to partnering with you in 2018!

Home Shopper Checklist

Categories: Helpful Hints, Nashville New Homes, TN New Homes | Posted: May 16, 2016

When shopping around for a new home, there can be a lot to factor in and take into consideration. Worst of all – it can be hard to keep it all straight! Well have no fear, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a quick, go-to checklist guide for you to keep in mind when shopping for your new home!


Download here: Home Shopper Checklist

Home Shopper Checklist











By: Sarah C. Spadavecchia – May 13, 2016

Think New For The New Year: Perks To Buying A New Home

Categories: Time to Buy, TN New Homes | Posted: January 6, 2016

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When it comes to deciding whether to buy a new home verses an older home is always going to fall on your own personal choice. However, we’ve decided we’d start out the new year think new – about housing! There is always a little bit of charm when buying a previously loved home, but there are major perks with buying a new home! Check out the many pros when buying new below:

If you choose to buy new by building new – you can have you home built completely to your desires. You can decide and customize your floor plan, how many rooms you want, how many bathrooms you’ll need, how much storage space will be within your home, etc. The possibilities are endless. You also have the luxury of choosing your flooring, paint colors, window types, and so many other detailed items you don’t get the option to pick from when buying used.

Green Green Green
When buying new the obvious is true – everything within the home is new, which includes appliances. With modern appliances being more and more energy efficient, new home owners are having lower utility bills. Also, with newly-constructed homes, you also have a higher chance of having features, such as, Low-E windows, energy saving water heaters, furnaces, and air conditioning units. All of these save you tons each month and give you a smaller footprint as well.

Fewer Repairs
With new homes, features hold up better compared to older homes because, well they’re new! With older homes there is already wear and tear on the floors, doors, walls, windows, siding, plumping, electric boxes, etc. and can be a pain to replace or repair after just spending a large amount of money on your home. When buying new, you can rest easy knowing those things won’t have to be replaced for a long time.

Less Maintenance
Speaking of not needing to replace features for a time, new homes today are built specifically to minimize maintenance requirements. Many homes are built using composite products instead of wood for exterior trim – where wood can rot or need repainting, using composite products don’t require that kind of maintenance. When buying a home is always smart to look at the long haul. Figuring out a timeline of when things might need to be replaced or repaired will help you determine which home might be best for your budget. Sometimes a great deal on a home today could mean costly repairs within a couple of years – where as you may find a home a bit more costly today, but won’t need to make repairs for many many years down the road.

Another thing to consider when buying a newly built home is a warranty. Many home builders will often agree to take care of any repair work needing to be done on the home for at least a year and in some cases longer. This is absolutely a perk for looking at your long haul budget. Knowing you have that safety net should something go wrong, can be the difference of spending thousands of dollars verses zero.

Fire Safety
Newly constructed homes are now often built with many fire safety features that may not be present in older homes. All newly built homes are required to have hard-wired smoke detectors, which can provide better protection than battery-operated ones. Also, many homes have fire retardant carpeting and alarm systems that immediately alert the fire department if flames are detected. There are also many more features that are pro fire safety from appliances to actual home construction.

Buying a new home verses an older home can seem way more scary, but it really doesn’t have to be. Buying a home is an investment in your life, so when making this decision you have to make sure it fits what your budget and you end-goal. If you are looking to have your new home be one you live in for the rest of your life, buying new may be for you. You won’t have to be concerned with too much in the beginning and you’ll know everything that had gone on within your home from the moment you bought it, which certainly gives you a leg-up from buying old.

Give us a call and we would be more than happy to talk with you some more about buying new and how Ole South can help.  Call us at 615-219-5644 or visit our website at


By: Sarah C. Spadavecchia – January 6, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Categories: Gardening Tips, Happy Homebuyer Testimonials, TN New Homes | Posted: April 21, 2015

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We have all heard the joke; “If April showers bring may flowers then what do Mayflowers bring?!…. PILGRIMS!”  But in Middle Tennessee it is also time to start preparing for the natural beauty that is on its way! Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when preparing for those May flowers.

  • Keep weeds under control.
  • Be prepared for cold snaps at night. Use newspapers or sheets to protect seedlings.
  • Stake perennials before they get too tall.
  • Sow hearty annuals and herb seeds.
  • Finish pruning roses. Remove dead and diseased wood first. Hybrid teas can be cut back hard, to a new shoot.
  • Feed hungry shrubs and roses.
  • Cut your grass every 5 to 7 days to keep it looking well kept.

Planting Flowers

Finally, pour a large glass of sweet tea and sit back and wait for the beauty to bloom!

What will YOU do when YOUR rent goes up?

Categories: Clarksville New Homes, Gallatin Sumner County New Homes, Nashville New Homes, New Homes for the First-Time Buyer, Ole South Neighborhoods, Spring Hill TN New Homes, TN New Homes, Williamson County TN New Homes | Posted: August 7, 2013

The secret is out…. Middle Tennessee is the place to be!

Middle Tennessee is the place to be!

Middle Tennessee is the place to be!


We’ve all known this for years and now the world is catching on.  Businesses from all over the nation and the world are relocating to Middle Tennessee to take advantage of some of the lowest energy costs and business taxes in the nation.

People from all over the world are moving here to take advantage of our great quality of life.  They all have to live somewhere!

People from all over the world are moving to the Greater Nashville area!

People from all over the world are moving to the Greater Nashville area!


Since 2010, rental occupancies have been rising in the Middle Tennessee area – and so have rental rates.  Average rent in the Nashville MSA has risen approximately 21% over that period!  And they continue to rise…..

Rental Rates continue to rise in the Greater Nashville area.

Rental Rates continue to rise in the Greater Nashville area.

But wait!  You really do have a choice!

You do have a choice!

You do have a choice!

You can still rent your home and continue to pay for someone else’s property….

Rent - to pay for someone else's property.

Rent – to pay for someone else’s property.

OR…. you can pay for your own property by purchasing a brand new home from Tennessee’s leading home builder, Ole!

Getting the keys to your new Ole South home is easy and fun!

Getting the keys to your new Ole South home is easy and fun!


The time to explore purchasing a new Ole South home is NOW!  If you haven’t owned a home in the past three years, you can even purchase a new Ole South home with as little as $500 total cash out of pocket and have a fixed interest rate of 4.2% using THDA’s Great Start Home Buyer Program!  (for more information visit

We have new homes all over middle Tennessee to explore!  Choose from Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Spring Hill, Gallatin, and Clarksville!


We know your time is valuable and if you have questions, you want answers NOW!

Get New Home information NOW at 615.219.5644

Get New Home information NOW at 615.219.5644

Learning more about Ole South and the homes we have available is easy!  Simply call 615.219.5644 anytime, or inquire online at

Just one visit to our neighborhoods and you will know first hand why thousands of Tennesseans are proud to say:




The Ole South Advantage: WE ARE LOCAL.

Categories: Clarksville New Homes, Gallatin Sumner County New Homes, Nashville New Homes, Spring Hill TN New Homes, TN New Homes, Williamson County TN New Homes | Posted: July 15, 2013

Since 1986, Ole South has been building homes for thousands of Tennessee families.  Over the years, we’ve grown to be recognized each year as one of the Top 100 Home Builders in the Nation.


Although we are nationally recognized, we remain locally owned and operated, which enables us to offer the very best value in your new home in Clarksville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna, or Spring Hill, Tennessee.   There are no stockholders – just one person, and he takes great pride in every home we build – in every Middle Tennessee neighborhood, in every type of home.

Locally Owned

Buying from local sources also makes a difference.  Not only do we re-invest in our local communities, but our trade vendors do also!   Ole South and its trade partners are active in many local organizations throughout Middle Tennessee.  Our proceeds stay local, enhancing the quality of life Middle Tennessee is famous for.


We’re proud of our Middle Tennessee roots.  We’re proud of the new homes we build.  We’re proud of our dedicated staff.  Most of all, we’re proud when we are chosen to build your new home.

Call our information hotline anytime at 615.219.5644 or email  Discover why thousands of Tennesseans are proud to say: