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

5 Reasons Why New Home Builds Are Delayed

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jan 25, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips

You’ve decided that you would like to build a house. That’s great news! Selecting a custom home provides nearly endless possibilities when it comes to personalizing your dream home.

As you might have learned at some point, buying a preconstruction home can be stressful, especially when the date of completion keeps getting pushed further and further back. Not knowing when you will be in your new home is a frustrating situation that many people run into.

Knowing common reasons for delays is half the battle, and by gaining a better understanding of what might cause them, you will know what to do if they happen.

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Introducing Adair's New Base Home: More for Your Money

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jan 11, 2022 1:54:47 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, investment home

Adair Homes is known for quality craftsmanship at a price you can afford throughout the Western United States. We’ve built our business around the premise that home ownership provides financial freedom—and when we work with our customers—we help them build wealth. With this in mind, Adair has always built homes a bit differently than the rest of the Homebuilders out there… We’ve invited our homeowners to roll up their sleeves and work alongside our contractors, thereby earning sweat equity throughout the building process. As a result, Adair homeowners have realized more equity at closing than the typical new home buyer.

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Popular Floorplans: 2021 Customer Favorites

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jan 4, 2022 5:37:06 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips

When you imagine your dream home, you want it to be perfect. That’s probably the No. 1 reason you decided to look into building a home. From the overall style of the home to the individual features, you want your home to reflect your personality and style. 

At the start of every year, we release a catalog that features our newest floor plans. At the end of the year, we check in to see which floor plans are the most popular. In 2021, our most popular floor plans included Mt. Rainier, Gallatin, Cashmere, Douglas, and Winchester. With a unique look, each plan is designed for certain family sizes, keeping both your taste and comfort in mind. 

In this blog post, learn all about this year’s most popular floor plans so that you can move farther down the path toward your dream home.

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Adair Homes Holiday Decorating Contest 2021

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 29, 2021 7:00:00 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, investment home

Snow or no snow, it’s time to start feeling jolly, and Adair is ready to celebrate. We believe there’s no better way to usher in cheer than a tall fir tree, twinkly lights, candles, cookies, wreaths, and hot cocoa with marshmallows. Each year, we enjoy a virtual tour of holiday homes and choose two of our favorites to win prizes.

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The Benefits of Building a Single-Story Custom Home for Your Family

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 17, 2021 7:30:00 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

Call it a single story, a one-level, or a first-floor only home—any way you say it, it’s the most popular and highly desired floorplan on the market. Plus, single story homes keep their value as they are always in demand. Perfect for both the new family and the folks aging-in-place, single story homes are the hottest trend around.

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Building an Investment Home: A Customer's Journey Building the Everett Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 15, 2021 10:00:00 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, investment home

Adair Homes is no stranger to the investment build. In fact, we regularly partner with land owners looking to build equity into their land through home construction. Property owners sell land and home for an increased profit when construction is completed. After all, improved land is worth more money than bare land.

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Virtual Open House: Touring a Custom Cashmere Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 12, 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, investment home

Do you love Real Estate? Are you curious about building a custom home? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you are going to want to tune into one of Adair’s Virtual Open Houses. It’s easier than ever to see the latest custom homes—all across the Western United States—thanks to Adair’s personal online walk-throughs. And, you can do it all from the comfort of your favorite chair.

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Deciding Where to Live in Mid-Willamette Valley

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 29, 2021 3:04:07 PM

Topics: Mid Willamette Valley

For those who love the outdoors and seek a peaceful way of living, Mid-Willamette Valley Oregon has something for everyone. With 300 days of sunshine every year and a crispness to the air, residents enjoy the beautiful landscape that includes the Willamette River that courses through the entire valley and three mountain ranges: the Cascade Range to the east, the Oregon Coast Range to the west, and the Calapooya Mountains to the south. 

While several of the counties of Mid-Willamette Valley are in close proximity to cities, including Portland and Salem, many of the communities have a relaxed, small-town feel with friendly, down-to-earth residents. With a welcoming population and plenty of scenic activities, it’s no wonder that homebuyers are taking notice of Mid-Willamette Valley. 

If you are considering calling Mid-Willamette Valley home, you’ll also have plenty to do in terms of leisure activities. Nicknamed "Oregon Wine Country,” this region has 19,000 acres of vineyards and 500+ wineries, providing both pleasure and employment to many in Polk, Marion, Linn, and Benton counties. 

The region also offers many different property settings. Whether you are interested in a small-town suburb or a quiet, remote county, Mid-Willamette Valley has both. 

To help you decide where you would like to live in this gorgeous landscape, let’s take a closer look at some of the best areas to find land within Mid-Willamette Valley.

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Meet the Hankel Family: Building a Custom Mt. Rainier Plan

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 25, 2021 8:00:00 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, investment home

There are many ‘something specials’ about the Pacific Northwest: lush valley living, outdoor recreation, community gardens, woodsy trails, and hidden waterfalls that surprise and delight. Raising a family in Washington State is a gift—and one that the Hankel Family wanted to take full advantage of.

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The Value of Attending a Building 101 Seminar

Posted by Kari Montoya on Aug 24, 2021 11:30:00 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

For years, Adair Homes has hosted a popular in-person Building 101 workshop for those exploring the ins and outs of custom home construction. It’s the perfect place to ask experts anything and everything about new home construction, including: how to finance a build, how to work with a Home Ownership Counselor to design and execute a construction plan, and how to create equity through our unique homeowner-inclusive building process. 

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