Red Flags to Watch For When Working with Homebuilders

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Decisions around home buying are a huge deal for most Americans. Consider the fact that total housing costs—including your rent or mortgage, home insurance, interest, and upkeep—will on average eat up about 30 percent of your gross income throughout your lifetime. Clearly, an investment in a new home should be made with eyes wide open.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

Adair's Tips for Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Trimming the Christmas tree is a holiday highlight for many families. The first step is selecting a tree, and if you are a family that chooses to cut one down, this can be a significant part of the tradition.

In the Pacific Northwest, there are many options for cutting down your own Christmas tree. Follow these tips to make this fun holiday tradition go as smoothly as possible.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

Fun Things You Can do With Your Family in the Spokane Area This Holiday Season

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 30, 2017 8:56:32 AM

The holidays are fast approaching, which for many people means spending quality time with family. Whether you have tried-and-true traditions or like to try something new every year, there is plenty to do in the Spokane area while everybody is together for a few days. These are just a few examples of the family-friendly fun you can have this holiday season:

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Topics: Spokane (Inland Northwest)

Adair's Favorite Recipes During Thanksgiving

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As Thanksgiving approaches, the team at Adair Homes is getting ready to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. Of course, for our food-loving group, the holiday also includes the chance to whip up some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

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Topics: Live Smart

4 Things to Talk to Your Realtor About When Buying a House

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 20, 2017 7:26:19 AM

Since the advent of websites like Zillow and RedFin, you might suspect that fewer homebuyers are using Realtors to find and purchase their homes. However, research shows that nearly 90 percent of all buyers still partner with a real estate agent—proof that even in our digital age, Realtors are extremely valuable to individuals looking for their next home.

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Topics: Plan Smart, Buying a first home

Do I Need An Architect If I Want to Go Fully Custom?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 9, 2017 6:34:57 AM

For many people, building a custom home is completely new territory. Even if you are already a homeowner, the process is much different from buying an existing home. You have to find land, secure financing, and, of course, get a custom home design. It’s easy to assume that every new custom home must start with an architect, but this isn’t necessarily the case.

In fact, you can work with an integrated team that includes a design team, builder, estimator, and materials purchasing staff to create a beautiful new home that has the features and floor plans you want. There are multiple benefits to taking this route, including cost savings and better budget management.  

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Topics: Build a Custom Home

In Depth Look: Costs You Can Encounter During Custom Homebuilding

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Affordability is consistently ranked as the top concern for people shopping for a new home. It’s no surprise that homebuyers like you want to ensure that they are getting a good deal, regardless of whether you’re a first-time buyer or a more seasoned homeowner who is looking for your dream home.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Costs

Tips for Turning Your Backyard Into an Oasis

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 26, 2017 9:18:57 AM

The backyard is an extension of your home, and when done right, it can be a space that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you want a safe space for the kids to play, a quiet retreat after a busy day, or a party patio for entertaining the neighbors, these tips will help you make it happen.

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Topics: Exterior

7 Latest Custom Home Exterior Trends

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

The exterior of your home is an opportunity to make a strong first impression. Whether it’s fitting in with the aesthetic of the neighborhood or standing out as one of the more distinct homes on the block, the exterior design and materials you choose are important considerations.

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Topics: Exterior

What to Look for When Picking a School District

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 19, 2017 12:18:43 PM

When it’s time to upgrade to a new home, there are always a lot of moving pieces to figure out. When will you sell your current home? Will you move yourself or hire movers? What time of year is best for such a big change?

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