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The Country Places Family

Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson

President of Country Places, Inc.
(Also Managing Partner of Volunteer Land)

Phone: 1-800-239-LAND

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Brian started in this business in 1977. It was his desire to find a way in which young people, those with only limited up-front cash available, and others who have experienced past financial difficulties could “have a little piece of land of their own.” Thus the 100% financing concept came about. On the other hand, he did not want to exclude those buyers who elected to pay cash, had a down payment, or who elected to finance elsewhere. For those reasons we offer the opportunity to buy down the interest rate or give a discount from the published prices for cash buyers. Brian lives in Knoxville, TN, and manages to stay involved on a daily basis, particularly in the choosing and acquisition of tracts to be sub-divided.


                                                                               Brian..: "I've learned a good deal is a good deal only when it's a good deal for both parties."



Ashley Buckner

Office Manager

(Also Secretary and member Board of Directors, Country Acres Inc.)

Phone: 865-230-9030

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Ashley resides in Union County, Tennessee with her husband Brent and their three children . She grew up in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee on a 70 acre cattle farm where she first began to fall in love with life in the country. Her love for Rural land and the owner financing concept is what attracted her to Country Places Inc. She has a wide variety of office skills from her experience in the mortgage industry and she looks forward to growing with Country Places Inc. When she isn't in the office keeping our customers happy, she is usually spending time on Norris Lake or outdoors with her family and friends.   


                                                                               Ashley..: "I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you."




Jodi Busby

Office Assistant

Phone: 865-230-9030

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Jodi resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband Don, and their four children. She has a degree in education and homeschools all four of their children. She grew up in a farming town in Southern Michigan before going to college in Indiana and moving here to East Tennessee in 1995. She has had a variety of office experience that includes promotions, merchandising, and college admissions officer. Her variety of experience aids in her current position with Country Places, Inc. She enjoys reading, sailing, hiking, and outdoor activities, but above all she loves the Vols! 


Jodi..: "I've learned that kind words and good deeds are eternal. You never know where their influence will end."



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Senior Land Specialist

Phone: 865-315-7442

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Jeff recently joined Country Places Inc. after 30 years as as environmental engineer.; Jeff was raised on a small organic farm in Kentucky specializing in dairy goats and organic gardening. He continues the country lifestyle currently living on 27 acres with his wife Jean and two daughters Emily and Kate. Jeff's Hobbies include organic gardening, woodworking,hiking, and fishing. Jeff is currently experimenting with implementing forest agriculture (mushrooms and ginseng) at his homestead. 



Glenn Mize and Lisa Mallet

Land Specialist - Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama 

(Also President and General Manager, Country Acres Inc.)

Phone: 707-USA-PREP

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Glenn and Lisa are a husband and wife team that relocated to Tennessee using Country Places with the owner financing program. After learning how easy the whole process was and learning the benefits from the program, they both decided to take an offer to work with Country Places and to help other families and individuals achieve their goals and dreams like they were able to. They enjoy going the extra mile to help families own property they have always dreamed of owning. The one thing they both have done is always used traditional mortgages, but found more honesty and less red tape with a small company and wish to pass this on to the customers. Both Glenn and Lisa are familiar with all of our land selection from the golf course lots to the off grid farms. They both love to meet new customers and enjoy telling their story of how their lives have changed forever thanks to Country Places.

Glenn & Lisa..: "I've learned that young people need old people's love, respect, and knowledge of life, and that old people need the love, respect, and strength of young people."




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Andy Halavonich

Land Specialist - Tennessee

Phone: 843-532-2946

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Andy loves being outdoors and exploring new properties. He is also designing and building a custom, self-sufficient RV to enjoy the great outdoors with. Andy's father purchased the land he grew up on in Charleston through a program very similar to Country Places financing program. That land was the best investment his family ever made and it makes Andy a big believer in the Country Places program. 
Andy...: "I've learned that nothing is more fun than a job you enjoy."




Leo SaulsLeo Sauls

Land Specialist – Alabama

Phone: 256-656-3897

Leo came to know Country Places some 24 years ago when he purchased the acreage that is still his homestead. He is responsible for sales both near his home and in the rest of North Alabama. He is a true believer in the Country Places concept and is willing to show the property on foot, on horseback or by four-wheeler. He is also a long term officer in the Alabama Public Service Commission.







Featured Land For Sale By Owner

White Water Paradise 33 Acres
White Water Paradise 33 Acres Deer Lodge, Tennessee

33.93 Acres - Huge chunk of East Tennessee acreage for sale by owner with many water features and great privacy.

Bailey Hollow Tract 6
Bailey Hollow Tract 6 Tazewell, Tennessee

Breathtaking views of the mountains!

Wilder Acres Tract 1B
Wilder Acres Tract 1B Wilder, Tennessee

6.43 Acres - Hilly land with creek flowing through property.

White Creek Acres Tract 16
White Creek Acres Tract 16 Deer Lodge , Tennessee

White Creek Acres is a gated community located along the rolling hills of the Cumberland Plateau. This restricted 5.75 acre tract has over 100 feet of road frontage at the end of a road that ends in (...)

Falcon Crest Tract 2
Falcon Crest Tract 2 Gurley, Alabama

3.03 Acres - Perfect land for a dream home. Build a cantilevered deck off of the bluff and have an entertaining capability that no one else could match. Treat your guests to views like they've never (...)

Goose Creek Estates Tract 49
Goose Creek Estates Tract 49 Sunbright, Tennessee

Goose Creek - Tract 49

Collinwood Tract 13
Collinwood Tract 13 Waynesboro, Tennessee

Lots of road frontage on state hwy, possible commercial location.

Falcon Crest Tract 6
Falcon Crest Tract 6 Huntsville, Alabama

Location Location Location and Views Views Views

Trails End Tract 2
Trails End Tract 2 Clarkrange, Tennessee

3.5 acres with creek at the bottom of the hill. This is a unrestricted tract and has access to city water and electricity. This property is pre-approved for septic. Some flat spots are cleared on (...)

Beech Knob 43 Acre Tract
Beech Knob 43 Acre Tract Gurley, Alabama

43.72 Acres - Large piece of owner financed land right outside of Huntsville Alabama with two small waterfalls and a cavern.

Sandy Gap Tract 34
Sandy Gap Tract 34 Somerset, Kentucky

7.48 acres with year round creek, very secluded setting surrounded by National Forest.

Sugar Island Tract D
Sugar Island Tract D Sugar Island, Michigan

9.93 Acres on Sugar Island, Michigan - Land in a very secluded location with road frontage.

Apple Valley Tract 6
Apple Valley Tract 6 Lancing, Tennessee

5.73 Acres - Nice, private, wooded tract. level to gently rolling in a private setting. 1 acre cleared and surrounded by woods.

5 acres with small stream
5 acres with small stream Twinton, Tennessee

NO BUILDING RESTRICTIONS! 5+ acres with small stream in a VERY secluded location.

Goose Creek Estates Tract 25
Goose Creek Estates Tract 25 Sunbright, Tennessee

Tract 25 is 5.03 acres and is located in the Morgan County side of Sunbright. This property is unrestricted and suitable for campers. This tract is suitable for off grid homesteading and good for (...)

Falcon Crest Tract 3
Falcon Crest Tract 3 Gurley, Alabama

3.95 Acres - Nice mountain land off of Blowing Cave Rd with awesome bluff views. Build your dream house on this Alabama owner financed land and have views that will make your friends jealous! Just (...)

Collinwood Tract 8
Collinwood Tract 8 Collinwood, Tennessee

1 acre with shop.

Bear Valley Tract 2
Bear Valley Tract 2 Sevierville, Tennessee

Bear Valley lot 2 is a .884 acre lot located in Sevierville,TN. This property has a septic system for a 1 bedroom. This property is very hilly and has mountain views. Located on a dead end road in (...)

Falcon Crest 57 Acre Tract
Falcon Crest 57 Acre Tract Huntsville, Alabama

57 Acres - Only 20 minutes from Downtown Huntsville, very private, varied terrain and owner financing.

Wildcat Ridge Tract 1
Wildcat Ridge Tract 1 Somerset, Kentucky

Very private setting with a seasonal stream

Grimsley Hills Tract 28
Grimsley Hills Tract 28 Grimsley, Tennessee

Residential and or Commercial Tract with frontage on US-127, home of the Worlds Longest Yard Sale. Have your business and your home on the same property!