Custom Home vs Production Home: What's the Difference?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 8, 2019 5:54:23 AM

Topics: Custom Home Design, Build a Custom Home

You have a lot of choices when you decide to build a new home. There is no single best path, and no matter what you choose, your experience is going to be unique. Understanding the difference between custom homes and production homes is a good first step in narrowing down your options because these are two of the most common building methods for single-family homes.

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Choosing Your Kitchen Features and Products in an Adair Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 12, 2018 7:22:26 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips, Build a Custom Home

There’s no denying that the kitchen is one of the top considerations for most home buyers. After all, it’s where meals are prepared and often enjoyed; where people gather to chat, do homework, and entertain; and where daily life always seems to circulate.

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’re probably already dreaming of your ideal kitchen. And if you build a custom home with Adair Homes, you’ll have the flexibility to make your new kitchen truly yours, from deciding on its size and layout to selecting finishes such as cabinetry, countertops, and hardware. Because Adair homes are highly customizable, you’ll have the chance to build exactly the kitchen you want—one that will fit your needs and the way your family lives for years to come.

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What It Feels Like to Build Your First Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jul 2, 2018 7:20:23 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Anyone who has ever purchased a home understands that it’s an exciting, emotional experience. Not only are you making a substantial investment; you’re also putting down roots for yourself and your family. You’re buying a house that you will make your home in the coming months and years.

That feeling is even more intense when you go through the process of building your first home. Finding your ideal piece of land, making all the necessary design decisions, helping with site development, watching your home being built from scratch, and then waiting eagerly for construction to be finished—it’s an incredible process, from start to finish.

Our customers can attest that building your first home is so different than simply buying a pre-built one. There are several unique aspects of building a home that make custom homebuilding unforgettable.

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Home Packages: What Are My Options?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 18, 2018 9:36:26 AM

Topics: homebuilding tips, Build a Custom Home

If you’re planning to build a new home, you might hire an architect and select a builder to construct the house based on your plans. Although this is a common approach, it’s not the best fit for every homeowner, especially those who are working with a budget and need predictable pricing. For this type of homeowner, home packages are an excellent alternative because most of the costs are lumped together.

There are multiple types of home packages available in all types of styles and locations. The type that makes the most sense for you will depend on whether you already have land, the floor plan you’re looking for, and the types of features you want. As you are considering which approach you should take, consider these options.

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Modular vs. Stick-Built Homes for Narrow Lots: Pros and Cons

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 13, 2018 8:41:27 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

If you have a narrow lot and are building a new home, there are some limitations to what you can do. The dimensions of the lot, especially when setbacks are taken into consideration, affect the design of the home. For example, you probably can’t build a sprawling ranch with an attached two-car garage. However, with smart design, you can build a new home with the features you desire, including single-floor living and ample parking and storage space.

Of course, you can also view a narrow lot as an opportunity for creativity. For example, even though your home might be limited to a width of 25 to 35 feet, with an open floor plan a limited width can still feel spacious and airy, especially if you can see the entire length of the house.

As with any other type of lot, you can build a new home using modular or stick-built construction methods. As you explore your options for modular vs stick-built homes, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each approach.

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What to Watch for When Choosing Your Custom Home Location

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 18, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Land

One of the key elements in any custom homebuilding process is choosing the location. In addition to the school district, neighborhood dynamics, and proximity to your favorite places, there are also some technical details to evaluate when considering various lots.

The spectrum is large, and it runs from easy to difficult when buying and then developing property. On one end is an existing flat city lot with all the utilities at the street and no grading required. At the other end is a rural piece of sloped-acreage property with no existing access road or utilities. Of course, most properties will fall somewhere in between these extremes, so it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the land before you buy.  

Some of the factors to consider when evaluating properties for custom homebuilding include:

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6 Things Millennial Home Buyers Want in a Property

Posted by Greg Geilman on Apr 26, 2018 10:37:16 AM

Topics: Live Smart, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Tips, Land

Asking millions of people what they want in a home may well yield millions of unique answers. This fact makes it more difficult to categorize a group as large as the Millennial generation based on their home buying preferences. However this generation is viewed by its predecessors, Millennials’ general expectations have a fair overlap with other home buying groups. What they look for when they start to search for homes is bound by their finances and where they are in life.

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4 Reasons Why Building A Custom Home Can Actually Save You Money

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 14, 2018 8:33:46 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

It started with This Old House and continues today with Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, and countless other home-renovation shows: the trend of romanticizing big DIY projects that seek to transform aging homes into contemporary showplaces that are loaded with history and charm.

There’s no doubt that with enough time, money, and expertise, an older property could become the updated home of your dreams. But in the process, you may actually wind up spending more money than you were planning—and, in some cases, even more than you would have spent if you opted to build a custom home from the start.

How is that possible? Let’s take a look at the top four reasons why building a custom home can actually save you money:

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Millennial Home Buying Trends

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2018 6:59:17 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Buying a first home

A couple years ago, millennials surpassed baby boomers to become the largest living generation. Now that this generation is solidly in their 20s and 30s, they have become a major influence in many markets, including real estate, as they now also represent the largest share of home buyers. The National Association of Realtors compiled a report that outlines the trends that are impacting the industry and the housing market as a whole.

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Advantages of Building Custom: 5 Reasons to Build Instead of Buy

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Over the next several years, the dream of building a home will be within reach for many Americans. In fact, research by Zillow recently found that nearly 70 percent of U.S. households earn enough, in theory, to purchase a newly-built home that costs around $300,000. That’s exciting news if you’re looking to upgrade to a new home in 2018.

Several forces are guiding this trend. First, the economy in many parts of the country has rebounded from the recession, which is strengthening people’s purchasing power. Meanwhile, affordable yet high-quality home builders like Adair help to make the dream of building a new home more achievable than it was for previous generations.

But how does building a new custom home compare to buying a pre-built one? If you’re like most homeowners, you want to make sure that your next choice is a smart investment. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of building a custom home so you can decide if it is right for you.

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