September 2014

New Partnership in Knoxville

Realty Executives Associates (REA), Knox County’s largest real estate company, and Ball Homes, one of America’s 100 top homebuilders, are teaming up to market Ball Homes’ Knoxville-area developments. 

With the partnership, the team of Ball Homes Specialists have transitioned from J Honeycutt Real Estate to REA.  Jennifer Honeycutt, Amy Schlosser, Amy Goodlett and Leslie Rotella will join REA’s Kathleen Cornett and four soon-to-be-named agents to form the new Ball Homes sales team, which will work from REA’s Landoak office.

 “Ball Homes researched Knox County real estate firms and decided REA was the best firm to market its homes.   We did our own due diligence when REA was approached by Ball Homes and it confirmed that this is a strong and quality builder,” said Steve Fogarty, REA president. “This partnership better serves homebuyers, and we’re looking forward to the results.”  Based in Lexington, Ky., 55-year-old, family-owned Ball Homes has appeared for 14 straight years on the Builder 100 list of America’s top homebuilders. 

Lisa Ball, Ball Homes’ vice president of sales, said REA stood out among area real estate firms.  “REA in particular is a good fit for Ball Homes because of its resources and agents, professionalism, and local market knowledge,” she said. “REA is a local company involved in the community, which aligns with our values as a family-owned and managed company.”

Ball Homes is building in 6 west Knoxville area developments:  Falcon Pointe, Silver Oak, Turning Leaf, Greenbrook, Hampson Place and Middleton Park

New Floor Plan: The Livingston

There's a new addition to the Ball Homes collection of floor plans. The Livingston is a traditionally styled two-story plan with a three car tandem garage. 

The first floor includes a formal dining and a study, a spacious family room, and a large open kitchen with an elliptical island, corner pantry, and breakfast area with additional cabinets and built-in buffet option.  The formal dining room is open to the foyer, and also via a pass-through from the kitchen.  Keep the family organized with a mudroom with an optional built in bench and storage off the garage entry.   

Upstairs, the master suite and three roomy bedrooms with spacious closets surround a central loft area.  

The master suite overlooks the rear yard with a triple window, and double doors connect to the luxury master bath.  A spacious shower and garden tub are included, and can be customized from several available options.  The room-sized master closet has direct access to the utility room, which includes a folding counter.

For more photos and information on the Livingston floor plan, visit the model home in The Abbey at Old Oxford, or contact a Ball Homes Specialist today.

3 Benefits of Ceiling Fans In Your New Home

While it’s nice during these hot summer months to add an extra source of air to a room, ceiling fans add-value year round because they are energy efficient, stylish, and can provide an additional light source for not a lot of money. A ceiling fan is within reach of most budgets and can pay for themselves in energy savings over time. Here are some tips for using them to their maximum effectiveness.

Keep Cool at a Low Cost

Ceiling fans use just slightly more energy than a 100-watt light bulb, saving you up to $165 in energy costs over the life of the fan. For every degree you raise the air conditioning thermostat above 78 degrees, you can save 3% to 8% on cooling costs.

The Safer Option

Ceiling fans also have a number of benefits over floor standing or smaller desk-style fans. Ceiling fans become part of the room’s décor, save space and are safer particularly for children and pets.

Not Just for Summer

During the cold winter months, run your ceiling fan blades clockwise to push warm air down into the lower half of the room without creating the cool draft associated with running the blades counter-clockwise in the summer. This helps keep down the cost of gas and energy bills associated with heating your home during harsh winter months.

Depending on the style you choose, ceiling fans add a touch of old-fashioned grace or sleek high-tech to your decor. No matter what the fan looks like, however, it can add an inexpensive way to keep comfortable, without raising your energy bills. If you already have ceiling fans in your home, use them correctly to maximize their benefit. If you don’t have ceiling fans, consider adding them to the rooms you use most frequently.

Scott County Tour of Homes

We're excited to be a part of the 2014 Scott County Tour of Homes, presented by the Scott County Home Builders AssociationThe tour will be held for two weekends, September 6-7 and 13-14 from 1-5pm, and admission is free. 


This year, Ball Homes has seven homes in the tour.  Our Baldwin and Manhattan II model homes will be featured in The Landing at Pleasant Valley.  

In McClelland View, our Cavanaugh II Expanded and Westmont II models will be open, and the new Talbot model in the Village at Lanes Run

Also new this year is  the
Livingston model in the Abbey at Old Oxford.

In The Enclave at Payne's Landing, our new Coventry A model will be featured.  

Please visit us on the tour, or any time by appointment, to see the latest in new home design.