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

Surveying Our Customers: Our Commitment to Customer Experience

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 10, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

Your home-building experience matters to us. With every home we build, every family we meet, every loan we guide through financing—Adair Homes wants to exceed your expectations.

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Building a Custom Home: Combating Rising Material Costs

Posted by Kari Montoya on May 6, 2021 9:57:57 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

The real estate and construction industry is headline news in 2021. The rising cost of materials, and more specifically lumber, coupled with the high demand for housing has seen prices of single family housing skyrocket across the nation.

It’s an unprecedented cost escalation.

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3 popular plans for Building an Investment Home

Posted by Kari Montoya on Apr 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes, investment home

The demand for single-family rental homes is growing. As the migration from population-dense urban cities to suburban areas continues, rental prices are increasing—along with the demand for housing. Thanks in part to the pandemic, more employees are utilizing home offices than ever before. This has led to a nationwide shuffle wherein renters are ditching the big cities and looking for housing that coincides with their lifestyle preferences.

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Home Roofing Options: Are IKO Shingles a Good Choice?

Posted by Kari Montoya on Apr 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design

Although you might not think of the roof over your head every day, it plays an important role. In addition to providing shelter from the elements, home roofing also helps maintain a comfortable environment indoors. By regulating the temperature as the sun beats down or the wind blows past, a roof allows you to enjoy pleasant and consistent indoor conditions.

There are a lot of factors to consider when making decisions about home roofing, including aesthetics, cost, life span, maintenance, environment, and geographical location.

When choosing a roof for your custom home, you want to be confident that it will stand the test of time and protect your investment for years to come. Adair Homes has partnered with IKO to provide high-quality roofing at a competitive price.

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Construction Loan Options: Financing Your Dream Home with Adair

Posted by Kari Montoya on Apr 9, 2021 2:30:00 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes

For over 50 years, Adair Homes has built on-your-lot custom homes throughout the greater West.  Founded on the idea of helping people improve their quality of life through home ownership, Adair Homes’ unique home building process ensures that our home buyers receive tremendous value for every dollar they invest, making their new house a very wise financial investment.

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Buying a Front Door for Your Home: Is Therma-Tru a Good Option?

Posted by Kari Montoya on Apr 1, 2021 9:25:00 AM

 

The front door of a home serves dual purposes. It must be both welcoming to occupants and guests and protect from unwanted visitors and the elements. When choosing a front door for your new home, there are a lot of factors to consider, including aesthetics, security, privacy, and performance. Adair Homes uses Therma-Tru doors for all of our exterior design packages because they exceed all of our standards for style and performance in all categories.

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The 5 Best Floorplans for Entertaining in Arizona

Posted by Kari Montoya on Mar 30, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes

One of the most compelling reasons to build a custom home is the ability to design the house to meet your lifestyle. Room separation, hallway width, number of windows for natural light—all these home attributes can be addressed in the home design before a single stake hits the ground. The way you want to live in your dream home is foundational to the choice of floorplan. And if you like to entertain—well—there are certain elements we know you’ll find valuable in your new construction here in Arizona.

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Meet the Hersey Family: Building a Custom Oswego Plan in Southern Oregon

Posted by Kari Montoya on Mar 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value, manufactured homes

David and Anna Hersey are a fun couple who built a beautifully customized version of the Oswego plan on their fertile property in Rogue River, Oregon. We were able to sit down with them recently and reflect on their Adair Homes experience, the design process, and key takeaways for others who might be interested in building new construction.

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Zillow's Top 6 Reasons for Buying New Construction

Posted by Kari Montoya on Mar 8, 2021 10:38:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value

The Real Estate market is on fire right now. With low interests rates, it feels like the right time to get into the home of your dreams. When looking at the marketplace, you’ll have two choices: buy existing, or build new. While Adair Homes has always made the case for building new—now it appears we aren’t the only ones espousing the advantages of new construction. Real Estate authority Zillow recently released a report on the current state of homebuilding entitled ‘New Construction, Consumer Housing Trends Report’. Inside the report they’ve collated information from Realtors and Home Sellers on the why’s behind the new desire for custom construction.

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One-Story vs. Two-Story Homes: How to Decide on the Right Floor Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Mar 8, 2021 7:06:51 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle

When building a new custom home, you have to think about how you intend to use the space now and how that might evolve in the future. Whether you have a growing family, entertain frequently, or are you downsizing after adult children have left home will influence many of your decisions, including whether you build a home with one or two levels. No matter what option you choose, creative floor plans can help you maximize space and get all of the features you want and need in a home. 

When making this important decision for your new custom home, consider these factors:

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