Steps to Building a House Part 6: Building Begins

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 28, 2018 8:30:47 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips

By the time you get to the construction phase of building your new custom home, you’ve already gone through a lot of steps. When most people envision building a new home, they see construction vehicles, crews, and materials on their site. However, these are just a few of many components of the homebuilding process.

Before the Superintendent can begin work, you must finalize your budget, make decisions about the floor plan, submit permits, and coordinate the site development work. Once you’ve done all this, then what? The good news is that the construction crew does most of the work from this point on, but there are a few items you still need to pay attention to.

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Steps to Building a House Part 5: Drafting/Meeting the Team/Permit Approval

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 23, 2018 7:23:38 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips

At this point in the process, you are well on your way to building a new custom home. Even though you haven’t broken ground yet, important steps have been checked off the list. You still have a few more to get through before you see activity on the site, but every task that is completed brings you closer to move-in day. 

After you have completed the contract for your new house with Adair Homes, the next couple of months will involve a lot of planning. Before construction can begin, the drawings must be completed, the PreConstruction meeting must happen, and permits must be submitted. In addition, a visit to the local jurisdiction is key to your PreConstruction success. While you are probably eager to see work start happening on your site, these are important steps towards building your house that help ensure construction goes as smoothly as possible.

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Steps to Building a House Part 4: Completing the Contract

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 21, 2018 8:31:00 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips

As you’ve seen in our previous site development blogs, the custom homebuilding process involves a series of important steps that get you ever closer to your dream home. In our last blog, we discussed one of the most exciting stages, Stage 3, where the buyer gets to decide on a floorplan, make customizations, and select finishes, such as flooring and countertops. Making these choices helps to make your new house a home and is one of the biggest joys of going the custom homebuilding route.

But Stage 4 is just as important to the overall process. During this time, you’ll work with your builder to complete the contract for your new home. This is the stage that kicks off the actual construction process—and it’s a pivotal point for a homebuyer.

Let’s take a closer look at what Stage 4 entails, as well as your responsibilities during this time.

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Steps to Building a House Part 3: Designing and Finalizing The Layout

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 19, 2018 7:03:14 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips

Purchasing a home is a significant milestone in life, and sometimes it can be a stressful process. It’s no wonder that so many customers assume that building a custom home is even more chaotic. In actuality, we have the process down to a science and make it easy by breaking it down into manageable stages.

As we explored in our last blog, Stages 1 and 2 involve getting your financial information in order, determining your budget, completing your pre qualification paperwork, and working with the construction superintendent to evaluate your land. Now, you’re ready to move on to the actual design of your home—which, for many homebuyers, is the best part of the custom home building process.

Here we break down the next steps of building a house so you know what to expect:

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Steps to Building a House Part 2: Evaluating Location

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 15, 2018 7:19:17 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips

After you have received prequalification for financing, you and your construction Superintendent will schedule a site visit to evaluate your land. When building a new home, a site evaluation produces two important pieces of information. First, Adair Homes will provide you with options of where on your land it is possible to build a home. Second, the conditions of the land will inform the estimated costs for site development.

With this information, you can decide where on the site you want your home to be located and choose a floor plan that fits within your remaining budget.

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Steps to Building a House Part 1: Getting Started with Adair

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 14, 2018 12:59:35 PM

Topics: homebuilding tips

The idea of building a new home can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. You probably don’t know all of the steps that will be involved, and you may not even know where to start. This series of blog posts will take you through all of the steps in detail, so you will know what to expect when you decide to build with Adair Homes.

The more prepared you are in advance, the smoother the journey will be. This is important not only for your peace of mind, but also for your budget because a faster build is less expensive than a lengthy one. Building a new home is not as simple as picking a plan and letting the builder run with it. As a homeowner, you have opportunities to be actively involved throughout the process in ways that will help you build equity and keep the project on schedule. This includes making timely decisions and managing certain parts of the project.

We’ll cover more of those details in future posts, but for now, let’s cover the first steps to building a house.

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House Siding Options: Choosing the Right Materials for your Dream Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Exterior

Choosing from various house siding options is an important step in the design process. Your home’s exterior says a lot about you. Do you want to stand out from the neighbors, blend in with an established aesthetic, or do you have specific features in mind? Materials, styles, and colors all play a role in the overall look and feel of your home.

Different types of siding also require varying levels of maintenance and durability. At Adair Homes, we use low-maintenance, long-lasting materials, such as James Hardie fiber cement siding and weather-resistant cedar shingles, to create the look you desire without the hassle of cracking, bending, rusting, or fading that can occur with other types of siding materials.

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Making a House a Home: Interior Design and Finishing Touches

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 7, 2018 8:33:03 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design

The custom homebuilding process includes so many exciting moments, from finding the perfect piece of land to choosing the floorplan that you’ve always wanted. But for many of our clients, the best part of the entire process is getting to select their interior design elements and decide on finishing touches. That, they say, is what really starts to make a house a home.  

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Mt. Rainier Floor Plan: A Walk Through

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Today’s homebuyers don’t want to have to choose between form and function. That’s why we created floorplans like the Mt. Rainier, a popular design that offers an ideal blend of elegance and practicality.

The home includes four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths on two floors, totaling 3,217 square feet. Its spacious, open-concept design makes it extremely functional for young families, empty-nesters, multigenerational living, and everyone in between. Just like its namesake, the Mt. Rainier plan offers drama and beauty that never gets old.

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DIY "Smart Features" That Can Make Your Home Spectacular

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 22, 2018 7:37:51 AM

Topics: Live Smart

With modern devices that allow you to use voice control or wirelessly connect to appliances, outlets, and more, it’s easier than ever to implement smart features in your home without a significant investment. Many people want the peace of mind that these modern conveniences enable—better security, energy efficiency, home comfort, key-free locks, etc.—but don’t want to install a costly system.

If you want to make your home smarter, consider the following DIY ideas:

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