Available Land in the Inland Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 18, 2017 9:08:41 AM

For homeowners looking to upgrade, the Inland Northwest may offer the perfect combination of urban convenience and peaceful, small-town living.

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Topics: How to Find Land, Spokane (Inland Northwest)

Discover How the Custom Homebuilding Process Works

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 17, 2017 8:40:31 AM

Every year, more than a half-million single-family homes are sold in the United States, and you can bet that every sale comes with its own set of “lessons learned” for the customer. Think back to when you were buying your current home: It’s likely that you learned a lot throughout the process—even if it wasn’t your first home purchase—and you might even do things differently the next time around.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

Available Land in Treasure Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 16, 2017 9:38:25 AM

For home buyers who are seeking the perfect plot of land on which to build their dream home, Treasure Valley may be ideal. Not only is the area growing steadily, with new employment opportunities, restaurants and entertainment options being added all the time; it’s also home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Pacific Northwest.

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Topics: Caldwell (Boise)

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Their Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 15, 2017 7:57:25 AM

Selling a house comes with a range of emotions, logistical challenges, and unwanted expenses. Whether you are excited about the future or sad to be leaving a place you called home, putting your property on the market is an intense process. At Adair Homes, we have worked with thousands of families who have sold their old homes to move into new custom homes. Along the way we have seen some avoidable mistakes that can keep the process from going smoothly. We hope you can learn from these lessons as you embark on the journey to sell your home and build a new one.

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Topics: Plan Smart

Site Development 101: Everything You Need to Know About Starting the Custom Process

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 11, 2017 7:31:48 AM

One of the more unpredictable elements of building a custom home is the site-development process. You can design a home to fit a specific budget, and you know the price of the land, but what will it take to prepare the land for construction? The answer is, it depends on the site. Where your land is located, the conditions of the soil, and where the house will be situated on the land are just a few considerations.

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Topics: Building a Custom Home

7 Best Floor Plans For Entertaining

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Today’s homebuyers have much different priorities than those of only 10 or 20 years ago. These days, most buyers are looking for open-concept homes, state-of-the-art kitchens, and inviting outdoor living spaces, among other features. A love of entertaining is part of the reason behind this shift in priorities. Today, homeowners want flexible, open floor plans that allow for all types of get-togethers.

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Topics: Floorplans

Getting the Best ROI on Your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Building a custom home isn’t just a chance for you and your family to upgrade to the house of your dreams. It’s also a solid investment. With just a bit of planning, you can ensure that your home will continue to gain value over the years. And down the road, when it comes time to sell your custom home, you’ll be in a great position to make a strong return on investment (ROI).

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Topics: Custom Home Tips

How Financing A Custom Home Differs From A Traditional Mortgage

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’re ready to upgrade to a larger or higher-quality home, you’re probably already considering whether a custom home is right for you. The custom route is the sure-fire way to get exactly what you’re looking for, no matter what that may be.

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Topics: Finance Your Home

Keep on Budget and on Time When Building a Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the key concerns that we hear from people who are considering building a custom home revolves around the budget and timeline. When you’re building a home from scratch for the first time, how can you keep on budget and on time? Some customers fear that the process is so complex they’re sure to spend more than they want and take much longer than they intended.

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Topics: Budget, Build a Custom Home

How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the many advantages of deciding to build instead of buy is that you have the opportunity to live in an energy-efficient home. Older homes come in various levels of quality, and unless it was originally designed with efficiency in mind, upgrading an existing home can be quite costly. Building science has come a long way in recent decades and many “green” building techniques are now becoming standard practices. New homes that are built with the environment in mind don’t necessarily have to cost a lot more, and they always cost less to operate because they use less energy.  

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Topics: Custom Home Tips

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