Kari Montoya

My excitement for home building started in a very modern way - binge watching HGTV shows. I graduated from Portland State University in the Spring of 2018, and was honored to start my post-grad career with Adair Homes shortly after. It's a privilege to be a part of a team that cares endlessly about our customers, and helping them achieve their dream home goals. Outside of work, you can find me golfing, camping, reading, or spending time with friends and family.

Recent Posts

The Holcomb Family: Customizing the Perfect Farmhouse

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 24, 2020 9:05:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Southern Oregon, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Master Suite, real estate, value, Farmhouse, Outdoor Living

Jeff and Kelly Holcomb’s escape to the country found them overlooking 65-luscious acres of wide open spaces. The property was love at first sight—the perfect place to build their forever home.

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Choosing the Right Flooring for Your New Custom Home

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, value, cost

Very few design elements transition between formal and informal living as nicely as Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring. While the idea of vinyl flooring has been around since the 1930’s, today’s product is nothing like the PVC tiles of the past century. Well-proportioned and eminently livable, Luxury Vinyl Planks are premium surfaces for a busy home—water resistant, easy to clean, and good looking.

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Setting Priorities for Your Family: Building a Home for a New Way of Life

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 27, 2020 8:31:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Custom Homes, East Valley, Southern Arizona, Craftsman

Let’s be honest. This pandemic has changed the way we live. For better or worse, we have all found ourselves spending more time at home, and in close-quarters with family. A quantum shift in the live-work balance has altered the way we live in our own homes: kitchens now double as school rooms and office spaces. Multi-functional outdoor areas are in high demand, and across the board, people are looking for ways to improve their financial standing, create multi-generational living arrangements, and build their investments through custom homes.

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Meet the Morgans: Review of a Custom Home Build

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 26, 2020 9:13:28 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Custom Home Design, Southern Oregon, Floor Plans, Homebuilding Process, Design, Custom Homes, Homeowner Testimonial, Customer Experience, sweat equity, Farmhouse

A custom home represents so much; hard work, savings, financial planning, and the culmination of dreams. It’s a space of restoration, growth, and the future of your family. At Adair Homes, we do not take building homes lightly. It’s a privilege to walk beside our clients and friends and help them realize dreams—one home at a time.

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Outdoor Living: Designing the Perfect Outdoor Space for Your Family

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 11, 2020 10:19:02 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Design, Custom Homes, Outdoor Living

If you’re interested in lowering your blood pressure, reducing stress, and living longer—guess what—the answer is just outside your door! In the past ten years, science backed research has uncovered a beautiful connection between outdoor spaces and our overall health. Improving your emotional and physical well-being could be as simple as—get this—sitting outside in nature.

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CUSTOMER REVIEW: MEET THE BLOOMS

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 4, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Custom Homes, virtual tour, sweat equity, value, Craftsman

There’s a reason that the hashtag #keyday is always trending on social media. Moving into your own home—whether it’s your first, or your last—is a momentous occasion; one worth celebrating in person, and online. And what about when you’re moving into a home you designed from the ground up? You can’t replicate that kind of pride in ownership. Adair key days are worth working for.

The Bloom family of Mt. Vernon, Washington, recently celebrated a key day of their own—and are excited to share their Adair experience building a customized Willamette plan.

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Planning for Your Custom Home & Tips for Selling Your Current Home

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 29, 2020 10:35:34 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips, Selling Your Home, Financing, Custom Homes, real estate, value, Craftsman

For many of our customers, selling their current home is the one of the first steps of the home planning process. This allows them to decrease their debt to income ratio and maximize their budget for their new home. Selling the place you call home can feel overwhelming so we compiled this research as a helpful guide.

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Lifecycle Cost of Materials: What to Prioritize for Your Budget

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Homebuilding Process, Design, Custom Homes, Master Suite, cost

If you’re like a lot of new home-to-be customers, you have a stack of House Beautiful magazines in the garage. You might have another box of Architectural Digests, Veranda’s and Town & Country’s in the closet. All earmarked. Dog-eared. Post-it Noted, and scribbled on. Or you might have a few Pinterest boards overflowing with ideas, we know we do! Your dream house is living between the pages of your favorite magazines and images you have saved online—and you can’t wait to start designing!

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Tour a Custom Lincoln Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 6, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Mid Willamette Valley, Custom Homes, Master Suite, open house, virtual tour, Craftsman, Farmhouse

Finding your homestead is a gift—and then, sometimes, it’s a GIFT. In the case of the Hardin Family from Monroe, Oregon, it is both. Their heritage property couldn’t be any more perfect; a six-acre homesite nestled into the pines. And out the back deck? Riverfront views. It was clear that such a special property deserved nothing less than a thoughtfully placed, well-designed home ready to collect memories and generations of Hardin’s to come.

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Is Now The Time to Build Custom?

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Selling Your Home, Financing, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, real estate, Craftsman, Farmhouse

Maybe you’ve dreamed of a custom home for years—but the timing never seemed right. And today, things just seem...complicated. Why would right now be the right time to start planning the build of your custom home? To start, did you know that available home inventory across the West—everywhere from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona—is currently lower than ever? January of 2020 saw a 14% drop in inventory, and that was before the pandemic. Even with the low inventory, sales numbers of single-family homes have only grown since the beginning of the year.

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