Accessory Dwelling Units: X Must Haves for Your "Granny Flat"

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 16, 2018 7:06:04 AM

As Americans continue to live longer and more active lives, a new dynamic has emerged between many homeowners and their family members. Today, more than 10 million adults help take care of an aging parent, often for years or even decades at a time. But that begs the question: Where are the parents going to live?

In many cases, the best solution is to have the parent—or both parents—come live with the rest of the family. Multigenerational living is becoming increasingly common across the country, as it offers convenience and cost savings.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan, Custom Home Design

Feng Shui in Your Home: Choosing a Floor Plan that Fits Your Lifestyle

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Choosing a floor plan can actually be more challenging than you first imagine. Even if you have been picturing your dream home for years, when the time finally comes to build a custom home, there are a lot of decisions to make. Do you want a kitchen island or a peninsula? Does your lifestyle lend itself to an open floor plan or a formal dining room? How should the master bedroom be oriented to put your furniture in the best possible arrangement? It’s a lot to think about.

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

4 Reasons Why Building A Custom Home Can Actually Save You Money

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 14, 2018 8:33:46 AM

It started with This Old House and continues today with Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, and countless other home-renovation shows: the trend of romanticizing big DIY projects that seek to transform aging homes into contemporary showplaces that are loaded with history and charm.

There’s no doubt that with enough time, money, and expertise, an older property could become the updated home of your dreams. But in the process, you may actually wind up spending more money than you were planning—and, in some cases, even more than you would have spent if you opted to build a custom home from the start.

How is that possible? Let’s take a look at the top four reasons why building a custom home can actually save you money:

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Topics: Build a Custom Home

Top Chocolate Recipes for Valentine's Day

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 13, 2018 6:16:22 AM

Valentine’s Day is only a couple days away, and the team at Adair Homes is taking the opportunity to send some heartfelt goodwill wishes to all our homeowners. We love Valentine’s Day as a chance to show love and appreciation for everyone in your life—your spouse, children, family members, and even co-workers. What better way to show that than with a little chocolate decadence?

In the spirit of the day, our team members have shared a few of their favorite chocolate dessert recipes. This year, maybe you can forgo the card and instead, whip up something sweet. We guarantee your Valentine won’t mind.

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Adair Homes!

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Topics: Live Smart

Millennial Home Buying Trends

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2018 6:59:17 AM

A couple years ago, millennials surpassed baby boomers to become the largest living generation. Now that this generation is solidly in their 20s and 30s, they have become a major influence in many markets, including real estate, as they now also represent the largest share of home buyers. The National Association of Realtors compiled a report that outlines the trends that are impacting the industry and the housing market as a whole.

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Topics: Build a Custom Home, Buying a first home

Common Myths of Building Your Own Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2018 6:47:02 AM

For many people, building a dream home feels like an unattainable goal. The prospect of finding the right design, the right builder, and the right lender just seems too daunting. The belief in common myths about new construction doesn’t help dispel the fear of building a custom home. However, when those myths are debunked, the journey of building your own home suddenly seems possible.  

Do any of the following statements sound familiar to you? If so, take a moment to learn why they’re not always true. You may find that the path to your dream home is a lot easier than you think.

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Preparing for An Empty Nest? Home Considerations for Downsizing

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 6, 2018 7:28:13 AM

Across the country, a significant life change is one of the most common reasons for people to begin searching for a new home. For many, buying a new home makes sense when the kids leave for college or  start their careers. After all, the empty-nest years are a time for many parents to look toward the future and reconsider the type and size of home they need.

If you are preparing for an empty nest, now may be an ideal time to consider downsizing your home. Looking ahead, you and your spouse may want to discuss several factors, such as these four:

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

Advantages of Building Custom: 5 Reasons to Build Instead of Buy

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Over the next several years, the dream of building a home will be within reach for many Americans. In fact, research by Zillow recently found that nearly 70 percent of U.S. households earn enough, in theory, to purchase a newly-built home that costs around $300,000. That’s exciting news if you’re looking to upgrade to a new home in 2018.

Several forces are guiding this trend. First, the economy in many parts of the country has rebounded from the recession, which is strengthening people’s purchasing power. Meanwhile, affordable yet high-quality home builders like Adair help to make the dream of building a new home more achievable than it was for previous generations.

But how does building a new custom home compare to buying a pre-built one? If you’re like most homeowners, you want to make sure that your next choice is a smart investment. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of building a custom home so you can decide if it is right for you.

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Topics: Build a Custom Home

How Realtors Can Generate New Clients by Optimizing Facebook

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2018 10:21:58 AM

With every passing year, it seems that Facebook grows and evolves to encompass more aspects of our day-to-day lives. Although it is used primarily to focus on connecting with friends and family members, now it also serves as an important resource for everything from news and business reviews to real-estate searches.

It’s no wonder that Facebook continues to grow in importance; today, nearly 70 percent of all U.S. adults use the platform, more than double those using Instagram, Pinterest, or even LinkedIn. For business owners and entrepreneurs, Facebook has become a vital tool for finding new clients, staying in touch with existing ones, and serving as “thought leaders” in their fields.

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Local Home Shows: Tough Questions to Ask Your Builder

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2018 7:21:35 AM

If you plan to attend local home shows in the Treasure Valley or Inland Northwest areas, be prepared with questions to ask prospective builders. In addition to finding the right floor plan and choosing the features that best suit your lifestyle, it’s also important to ensure your builder's experience and expertise in delivering a quality home on time and on budget.  

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Topics: Custom Home Builder