How Much Time You'll Need to Set Aside for the Homebuilding Process

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 22, 2017 8:25:03 AM

The homebuilding process can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, some of which you can control and some that you cannot. In general, you should assume that it will take at least nine months to a year from the time you select a custom home plan until the day you move in.

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Topics: Building 101

Financing a New Custom Home Vs. Existing Home: What Are My Options?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 20, 2017 9:22:05 AM

Buying your first home is an experience unlike any other. And although it’s thrilling, it can also include a bit of a learning curve. But rest assured, you’ll wind up in the home you’ve always wanted.

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Topics: Finance Your Home, Build a Custom Home

What You Can Get in the Spokane Area for Your Money

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When deciding whether to purchase or build a new home in the Spokane area, it’s a good idea to evaluate all of your options to determine which path allows you to get the most value for your money. Some of the factors to consider for either alternative are: 

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Topics: Custom Home Costs, Spokane (Inland Northwest)

What You Can Get in the Boise Area for Your Money

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 15, 2017 7:22:38 AM

With thousands of homes for sale in the Boise area, it can be difficult to sift through all of the options. Even if you can narrow your choices based on factors like the number of bedrooms, total square footage, location, and price, it’s still hard to know if you’re getting the most for your money. 

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Topics: Custom Home Costs, Caldwell (Boise)

Craftsman-Style Home Upgrades: 6 Features You Need in Your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Craftsman-style homes emerged from the architecture world in the early 19th century as lifestyles shifted away from the Victorian era to one that we can still relate to today. Servants no longer lived exclusively in their employers’ homes, and families were likelier to take care of their own children. This led to larger and fewer bedrooms on the second floor and a more open floor plan on the first, often with an eat-in kitchen in addition to the dining room. Some other common features of a Craftsman-style home are:

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Topics: Building a Custom Home, Craftsman-style

FAQ About the Inland Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 8, 2017 9:01:48 AM

As you embark on the search for your next home, take the opportunity to consider the Inland Northwest. This beautiful, sprawling landscape includes gently rolling hills, expansive farmlands, and peaceful grasslands. The region is bordered on nearly every side by soaring mountain ranges and picturesque rivers, making the Inland Northwest a haven for anyone who loves the outdoors and enjoys having a little space to themselves.

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Topics: Spokane (Inland Northwest)

Gourmet Kitchen Features for Luxury Custom Homes

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

As realtors across the country will attest, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. And with good reason: It’s a room that you use multiple times a day, where family and friends gather, and where memories are made. No wonder homeowners are paying more attention to both the form and function of their kitchen than ever before.

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Topics: luxury custom homes, luxury kitchen design

FAQ About the Treasure Valley Area

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 5, 2017 7:08:45 AM

If you’re considering buying or building a home in Treasure Valley, you’re not alone. The naturally beautiful area, which encompasses southwest Idaho and parts of southeast Oregon, is in the midst of a period of rapid growth.

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Topics: General, Caldwell (Boise)

Why Realtors Should Partner With Custom Home Builders

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Successful realtors rely on multiple revenue streams to generate income through all types of market cycles. Some of these include typical home sales, land sales, property management, and partnering with custom home builders. With the latter, you have an opportunity to boost revenue by referring land clients who want to build a new home on the land you have sold them. If they decide to go with the builder you have recommended, you get a commission on the home, just as you would if you were selling an existing home.

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Topics: Realtors

Custom Homebuilding 101 for Realtors

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 24, 2017 7:38:52 AM

Nearly a quarter of all homes built in the U.S. are “custom,” a figure that speaks to how many homebuyers crave the chance to create a one-of-a-kind house that works for the way they live. From the realtor perspective, the growing popularity of custom homebuilding presents some exciting opportunities. After all, many customers who are building a custom home need additional guidance through the process—and a realtor can be the perfect partner at every stage.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder, Realtors

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