Adjusting to Multigenerational Home Life: Part 2: Prepping Your Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 28, 2017 8:13:19 AM

As we explored in our last blog, a growing number of families are embracing multigenerational living. While fitting multiple generations under the same roof might sound like a stressful scenario to some, with the right preparation, it can actually be a positive, fun experience that offers benefits to every family member.

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Topics: Choose a Floor Plan

Adjusting to Multigenerational Home Life: Part 1: What to Expect

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 26, 2017 1:54:36 PM

Whether you have aging parents or young adult children who have moved back home, it’s not uncommon for multiple generations to live in the same household these days. While this living situation offers many benefits, it can be a difficult adjustment, especially during the initial transition period. Knowing what to expect can help reduce any potential stress and allow you to prepare in advance as much as possible.

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Pros and Cons of Multigenerational Home Living

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

Since the most recent economic downturn began in 2008, the number of Americans living in multigenerational homes has risen steadily. Today, 60.6 million U.S. residents live with multiple generations under one roof, according to Pew Research Center. That’s nearly 20 percent of the nation’s entire population.

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Topics: Choose a Floor Plan

Custom Homebuilding Upgrades: Which Ones Are Worth the Investment?

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

When building a new custom home, you have the option to invest in the features that make the most sense for your family’s lifestyle. If you enjoy cooking and gathering in the kitchen, this is a smart place to focus your budget. On the other hand, if you enjoy outdoor living, a deck or patio can provide the atmosphere you desire. You have countless options for custom homebuilding upgrades, but if you’re like most people, you have a limited budget. If you’re trying to decide which features are right for you, consider the following possibilities as you refine the design.

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Topics: Build a custom home

Building a New Home? How and When to Sell Your Existing Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The excitement of building a new home is unforgettable. Finding that perfect plot of land, selecting your floor plan and customizations, and adding the finishes that will make it your own—it truly is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Topics: Building 101

Build vs Buy Timeline: How Long Will You Wait for a New Home?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You know you’re ready to upgrade to a new home; now you just have to decide whether to buy an existing house or build a new one. Although it might seem easier and faster to purchase an existing house, it’s worth considering building a custom home if you want to invest in a home that truly matches your needs. If time is of the essence, compare these two timelines to help you make a decision.

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Topics: building a custom home

Home Organization TIPS

Posted by Michael Nokes on Apr 6, 2017 1:08:37 PM

Insider Advice: Home Organization For An Open Floor Plan

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Tax Implications To Know Before Building A Home In Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Washington State is among the most sought-after states to live in in the nation, offering residents an attractive cost of living; gorgeous natural scenery; beautiful weather; and warm, genuine people. In fact, Washington ranked fifth for states adding the most new residents in 2016—proof that there’s something special about the Evergreen State.

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Topics: building a custom home

Environmental Regulations to Know Before Building a Home in Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 4, 2017 8:25:58 AM

Every state has different building codes and environmental regulations that must be considered when building a new home. Failure to understand and follow these regulations can result in major construction delays, penalties, and higher costs as the construction timeline stretches. Fortunately, you can avoid these problems by working with an experienced builder that has navigated the Washington environmental regulations before.

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Topics: building a custom home

Building on Your Own Land? What Idaho Homeowners Need to Know

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

Idaho is one of the best-kept secrets in the U.S. With beautiful national parks, stunning mountain ranges, and endless outdoor-adventure opportunities, the Gem State offers a true connection to nature that most Americans only dream of. Meanwhile, we also enjoy a friendly, small-town feel—even in our cities—which makes the state truly one of a kind.

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Topics: Build a custom home

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