Build vs Buy Timeline: How Long Will You Wait for a New Home?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

You know you’re ready to upgrade to a new home; now you just have to decide whether to buy an existing house or build a new one. Although it might seem easier and faster to purchase an existing house, it’s worth considering building a custom home if you want to invest in a home that truly matches your needs. If time is of the essence, compare these two timelines to help you make a decision.

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Working With Limitations on Your Lot

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 16, 2017 7:33:06 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Site Development, Floor Plans

 

 

Sometimes the perfect location for your new home does not have ideal building conditions. For example, you might choose a neighborhood for its schools, tax rates, or other reasons, but the only lot you can purchase has size limitations. You might even prefer a narrow lot if you want to have a smaller footprint or do not want to maintain a larger property. Whatever your reasons for purchasing the land you selected, there are plenty of ways to build on all types of lots, including narrow ones.

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Expanding vs. Building a New Home: What’s Right for Me?

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2017 8:15:35 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

It happens all the time: For one reason or another, people simply outgrow their current homes.

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4 Ways to Build an Energy-Efficient Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 24, 2017 8:37:32 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Design

When you build a new custom home, you have the opportunity to get exactly what you want in terms of the kitchen layout, finishes, and other features that will surround you on a daily basis. You also have the chance to optimize something you can’t see: energy efficiency. Building an energy-efficient custom home doesn’t just benefit the environment; it also creates long-term savings and comfort for you as a homeowner. Being smart about how your home is built will allow you to enjoy lower utility bills for the life of the home and fewer drafts so that you can stay cozy.  

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Build on Your Own Land: How to Start the Homebuilding Process

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 29, 2016 8:00:28 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

Building a new home on land your own is the ultimate dream for many people. If you’re one of them, this goal may be more attainable than you think. By participating in the site development and construction process, you can save money and build equity, even if you don’t have any prior experience. You can start the homebuilding process today by finding suitable land and learning more about what needs to happen at the site before a construction crew arrives.  

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Looking To Upgrade? Why Building A Custom Home Is The Right Fit

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 22, 2016 9:17:38 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home

There’s no denying that families grow and change over the years. Any number of life events—from a new family member to a newly empty nest to a big job promotion—can suddenly cause you to realize that your current home just isn’t fitting your family’s needs. When a big change happens, it may be time to upgrade.

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Check Out This Video Testimonial: Building with Adair Homes

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 27, 2016 1:16:29 PM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Process

Do you wonder what it’s truly like to build your own custom home? Perhaps no one you know has built a custom home, and you’re considering it, but you’d like to get a little more advice first.

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Don’t Get Left in the Cold: Build Your Home This Winter

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 28, 2016 1:50:41 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips, Homebuilding Process

When the autumn rains hit, folks in the Pacific Northwest rejoice. It’s part of our culture. The rain signals our habitual return to galoshes, steaming coffee, and the well-worn fleece jacket kept hanging on the kitchen hook, even on the hot days. When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you learn to live with the rain, not around it.

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Think Renovating is Less Expensive that Custom? Think Again.

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 9, 2016 8:00:09 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home

It’s a nice idea. Buy an older home with lots of “charm” and restore it to its former glory. Add some modern touches, update the appliances, add some good old-fashioned elbow grease and voila! Dream home. Plus, the money you’ll save by buying a “fixer” means you’ll be able to create the home of your dreams practically for a song, right?

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You’re Invited: Find an Upcoming Workshop Near You

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 29, 2016 10:06:59 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips

Adair Homes offers a range of free custom home building workshops through Idaho, Washington and Oregon. These workshops are the perfect opportunity for you to learn just how easy and affordable it can be to build a custom home in just about any size, shape and layout you want.

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