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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

Business 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."



jeff 1024Jeff Longaker

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 who 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/Photographer and Web Developer

Phone: 843-532-2946

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Andy loves being outdoors and exploring new properties. If you see a picture on our site, there's a 99% chance he took it. No one explores our properties more than him. He is a great source of knowledge when it comes to locating the property with unique features you want for your dream land. In his spare time, Andy is 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."


Kimberly Powell - BrokerPowell Realty Co., Inc.

Kimberly Powell - Broker

Alabama Land

Phone: 256-539-7990

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I have worked in the Real Estate Business for over 32 years. I truly enjoy my work, helping my clients find a special place for them and their families. Developing Subdivisions, Selling and Buying in the Gurley, Huntsville and surrounding areas. I have enjoyed working with Country Places, Inc. for over 20 years and I'm looking forward to the future!










Leo SaulsLeo Sauls

Land Specialist – Alabama

Phone: 256-656-3057

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.






samantha jaredJared Wheeler and Samantha Garrett

Land Specialists – Tennessee

Samantha's Phone: 931-704-6809

Jared's Phone: 865-776-2886

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Jared and Samantha were both born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Jared has been in the United States Navy for 15 years, served in three tours in Iraq, and is currently still active in the Navy Reserves, Jared works underground construction full time and is a strong UT Vols supporter. Samantha graduated from Tennessee Tech with her Accounting Degree and has always had an interest in rural land. Together they enjoy going outdoors, traveling, going to UT football games, hunting or vacationing at the lake. They both have a great understanding of buying properties, building homes, and what it takes to make a foundation for the future.


Featured Land For Sale By Owner

Goose Creek Estates Tract 40
Goose Creek Estates Tract 40 Sunbright, Tennessee

5.21 Acres - This tract has some flat areas near the front and has a valley that runs down the rest of the property. You could probably get on to the tract with just some hand clearing at first. The (...)

Clear Fork Acres Tract 10
Clear Fork Acres Tract 10 Grimsley, Tennessee

6.14 Acres - Nice owner financed land with plenty of paved frontage, power and water.

Petticoat Junction Tract 5
Petticoat Junction Tract 5 Washburn, Tennessee

5.43 Acres - Hill side tract with good views and a nice Southern exposure for solar and Earth Sheltered homes.

Clear Fork Acres Tract 8
Clear Fork Acres Tract 8 Grimsley, Tennessee

5 Acres - Contact us for more info.

Goose Creek Estates Tract A
Goose Creek Estates Tract A Sunbright, Tennessee

5.19 acres ideal for a mini-farm.

Wilder Acres Tract III-7A
Wilder Acres Tract III-7A Wilder, Tennessee

3.87 Acres - Nice sized lot with power and water on a gravel road in Wilder, TN

Powell River Estates Tract 135
Powell River Estates Tract 135 Speedwell, Tennessee

242' of frontage on Norris Lake / Powell River. Great Fishing. Bring your RV or build a cabin!

Stockton Bluffs Tract 9R
Stockton Bluffs Tract 9R Allardt, Tennessee

6.78 Acres - This land has a fairly steep access road leading down to a beaver dam area and the creek frontage. There is a unique peninsula going out into the beaver dam area that gives a nice view (...)

Stockton Bluffs Tract 27R
Stockton Bluffs Tract 27R Allardt, Tennessee

15.32 Acres - There is a small level portion at the front of this tract ideal for camping with an RV on the weekends or setting up a tiny home (after clearing). From here, the tract drops off pretty (...)

Stockton Bluffs Tract 13
Stockton Bluffs Tract 13 Allardt, Tennessee

5.33 Acres - Land with a driveway and views.

Old Springs Tract 15
Old Springs Tract 15 Maynardville, Tennessee

5.2 acres in Maynardville, TN

Falcon Crest Tract 5
Falcon Crest Tract 5 Gurley, Alabama

4.34 Acres - Perfect owner financed land for building your own mansion with an awesome view for miles. Retreat from the day to your homestead with bluff views outside of Huntsville, AL. This land is (...)

Poplar Cove Creek Tract 1
Poplar Cove Creek Tract 1 Jamestown, Tennessee

This 5.84 acre property has around 800 feet of some of the most beautiful creek frontage that I’ve ever hiked.

Paint Rock Creek Tract 6
Paint Rock Creek Tract 6 Huntsville, Tennessee

5.28 acres with large rock outcroppings, power and views! This tract drops down from the road frontage and is mountainous. There is a rough cut driveway onto the tract making it easier to get started (...)

Stockton Bluffs Tract 19
Stockton Bluffs Tract 19 Allardt, Tennessee

5.07 Acres - This property has frontage on paved Stockton Road with power and water available. The terrain is gently rolling throughout the property. The tract is completely wooded with mix of fairly (...)

Stockton Bluffs Tract 28R
Stockton Bluffs Tract 28R Allardt, Tennessee

12.74 Acres - You could camp under your own massive boulder on this property. There are massive rock formations throughout the property that make for great exploring. The property drops off quickly (...)

Collinwood Tract 11
Collinwood Tract 11 Collinwood, Tennessee

1.54 Acres - Contact us for more info.

Lonesome Valley Tract 2A
Lonesome Valley Tract 2A New Tazewell, Tennessee

6 acres with southern exposure, roughed in drive and close to the lake.

Goose Creek Estates Tract 6
Goose Creek Estates Tract 6 Sunbright, Tennessee

5.68 Acres - This property has a short driveway cut onto the very front of the tract. More clearing would be needed to get back to level off a homesite further back. There is a small seasonal branch (...)

Stockton Bluffs Tract 5
Stockton Bluffs Tract 5 Allardt, Tennessee

5.01 Acres - This property has frontage on both roads in Stockton Bluffs. The terrain is hilly but manageable with some level spots scattered throughout. The property is wooded with a wide mix of (...)

Keel Mountain 12.57 Acres
Keel Mountain 12.57 Acres Gurley, Alabama

12.57 Acres - Nice Alabama land for development off of Range Rd on Keel mountain. Plenty of usable land and has been pre-engineered for a 34 lot subdivision. This property sits very nicely and has (...)

Golf Course Lot. Fairfield Glade
Golf Course Lot. Fairfield Glade Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

Golf course lot in Fairfield Glade community. Cul-de-sac lot overlooks fairway of golf course. There is also a stream flowing through this property.

Collinwood Tract 13
Collinwood Tract 13 Waynesboro, Tennessee

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

Goose Creek Estates Tract 46+47
Goose Creek Estates Tract 46+47 Sunbright, Tennessee

11.39 Acres - A larger property with nice views. This property is fairly mountainous with some nice features. There is a rocky branch running through the middle of the property with seasonal water (...)

Windcrest Drive Tract 23
Windcrest Drive Tract 23 Fentress, Tennessee

Windcrest drive is a small but nice tract. It lays flat, has access to power and water, in a nice wooded area and very close to picket state park and big south fork. This property would be perfect (...)

Goose Creek Estates Tract 9
Goose Creek Estates Tract 9 Sunbright, Tennessee

5.95 Acres - This property has a rough driveway cut onto the land. It would need to be cleaned up a bit to be able to get most vehicles on it. There are a few walking paths cleared across the (...)

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 (...)

Ledges Tract 11
Ledges Tract 11 Crawford, Tennessee

6.57 Acres - Secluded acreage on dead end private road. Perfect for mini farm or homesteading. RVs or Tiny Houses allowed. Contact us for more info.

Obed Scenic Tract 50R
Obed Scenic Tract 50R Wartburg, Tennessee

10 Acres - Contact us for more info.

Commercial 4.98A
Commercial 4.98A Sunbright, Tennessee

4.98 acres with highway frontage on highway 27. The land also goes down to an active railway system.

Paint Rock Creek Tract 7
Paint Rock Creek Tract 7 Huntsville, Tennessee

5.32 acres with massive rock outcroppings, power and great views!

Burrville Rd. Tract 6
Burrville Rd. Tract 6 Sunbright, Tennessee

This 1.95 acres is located on Burrville Rd just a few minutes from Sunbright TN. This property is hilly with some level places. This property is completely wooded. Mobile Homes and Modular Homes are (...)

Powell River Estates Tract 120&125
Powell River Estates Tract 120&125 Speedwell, Tennessee

This 8 acres is extremely secluded and would be ideal for an off the grid getaway.  A 4x4 vehicle would be best for accessing this property but with some road maintenance (it is a private rd.) a (...)

Cedar Rock Tract 2R
Cedar Rock Tract 2R Pelham, Tennessee

6.41 Acres in Franklin County. Contact us for more info.

Burrville Rd. Tract 5
Burrville Rd. Tract 5 Sunbright, Tennessee

This 2.04 acres is located on Burrville Rd just a few minutes from Sunbright TN. This property is wooded and on a hillside. Mobile Homes and Modular Homes are not permitted. There is no minimum (...)

Sugar Island Tract A
Sugar Island Tract A Sugar Island, Michigan

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


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