Melissa Lynn Galland

My passion for homebuilding dates back to early childhood when my father and uncle started up a construction company in California. After nearly two decades of marketing experience, I was honored to join the Adair Homes team in 2015. I am proud to promote our message of affordable quality homes so that even more future homeowners can realize their dream. Rooted in the PNW; you are likely to find me hiking, volunteering in my daughter's theater group, or curled up with a good book when I am not when I am not coordinating our advertising efforts or dreaming up creative concepts that might make the customer experience a little more enjoyable.
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Your most important new home features are here

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Floor Plans, Custom Homes

The most important new home features - according to YOU

You asked, and we listened! We always ask our customers and homebuyers  which features are most important to them in a new home, and after hearing all of your feedback, the results are in. We have added some exciting new features to our list of included features and raising the bar for what is considered "standard" in a new build.

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How Much Does Building a Custom Home Cost?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 9, 2019 11:49:34 AM

Topics: Financing, Homebuilding Process

Not surprisingly, one of the most common questions people ask when considering building a custom home is, How much does it cost? The answer, of course: It depends. There are so many factors that go into calculating the cost of building a custom home that it can be difficult to predict the total price until the project is finished. However, by understanding all of the associated costs, and by working with an experienced builder, you are better able to predict the total price tag and ensure that you stay within your budget.

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How to Finance Your New Custom Home Build

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 29, 2019 6:37:00 AM

Topics: Financing

For most people, a new custom home build requires outside financing. Much like getting a mortgage for an existing home, unless you can pay with cash, you will need to source other funding. There are several options for financing the construction of a new home. The one you choose will depend on your individual financial situation and personal preferences.

The two primary sources of funding a custom home build are a new-construction loan and builder financing. You might also be able to save with new-construction tax credits.

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5 Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Their Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 29, 2019 6:32:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Selling Your Home

Selling a house comes with a range of emotions, logistical challenges, and unwanted expenses. Whether you are excited about the future or sad to be leaving a place you called home, putting your property on the market is an intense process. At Adair Homes, we have worked with thousands of families who have sold their old homes to move into new custom homes. Along the way we have seen some avoidable mistakes that can keep the process from going smoothly. We hope you can learn from these lessons as you embark on the journey to sell your home and build a new one.

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Realtor Marketing Blog: Realtor Advice for Finding Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 26, 2019 6:35:00 AM

Topics: Finding Land

We asked some of our Realtor partners two important questions about finding and buying land to build a new custom home. These folks have seen it all, including what might go wrong, and some of the answers may surprise you, especially if you have never purchased land before. 

So as you search for land for your custom home, make sure to keep these tips in mind:

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Featured Floorplan: The Humbolt

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 12, 2019 8:48:40 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

With five bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms in 3,136 square feet, the Humboldt is a large family home with plenty of gathering spaces that will help you stay connected. Two master suites, including one on the first floor, make this the perfect multigenerational home. Read on to learn more about why this floor plan could be the best option for your new custom home

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The Before, During, and After of Building with Adair

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 2, 2019 7:12:28 AM

It’s fun to dream about building a new home. You can easily picture the end result—enjoying family dinners on the back patio, planting flowers in front of the porch, and retreating to your master suite at the end of the day. What you might not be able to clearly envision is the process it takes to get there, especially if you have never built a new home before. 

Working with a trusted partner is critical when building a new custom home. You want to feel supported throughout the process and know that your budget is being respected. You want to know that somebody is available to answer your questions and put your mind at ease when you have doubts. After building more than 20,000 homes in over 50 years, we can confidently say that the Adair Homes process works. Here’s a little bit more about the before, during, and after of building with Adair.

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Finding Quality Tenants for your Investment Property

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 15, 2019 11:03:19 AM

Topics: Selling Your Home

Building an investment property is a smart move for the future. With the right mortgage and rental price, you can make money each month with little effort. Unlike when you purchase an existing property, a new custom home ensures minimal maintenance because all of the materials, fixtures, and appliances are new. Having a quality home also allows you to charge at the higher end of the rental range in your area.

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Featured Floorplan: The Marion

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 9, 2019 7:05:31 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

The Marion is a traditional floor plan that you can customize to match your family’s lifestyle. With classic lines and a simple form, this design blends seamlessly into any neighborhood. The common spaces are clustered on the main level with a layout that combines an open-concept great room and kitchen with a separate dining area and private den, giving you the best of both worlds. Upstairs, you’ll find four bedrooms, including the spacious master suite.

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Featured Floorplan: The Liberty

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 27, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Topics: Floor Plans

As its name suggests, the Liberty floor plan is all about freedom. When you choose this layout, you have the freedom to customize it to match your family’s lifestyle. With a master bedroom on the main level, you have the freedom to stay in your home forever. With a large bonus room upstairs, you have the freedom to use it as a playroom when the kids are little, a media room for the teen years, and whatever type of space suits you when the kids are older. The Liberty might evolve with your family, but it will always be home.

Take a look at the features this 2,659-square-foot layout offers or browse the interactive floorplan here!

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