Getting to Know Your New Community After a Move

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Custom Homes

Relocating can be tough for you and your family. Even if you’re only moving a few miles away, it’s hard to deal with so much change. Not only are you facing different commutes to work, school, and grocery stores, you’re also contending with joining a new community.

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Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates to Get More Home for Less

Posted by Becca Thomas on May 18, 2019 8:50:00 AM

Topics: Financing, Homebuilding Process, Custom Homes

 You’ve probably heard that now’s the time for buyers to get into the market. The main reason for this is interest rates - that is, historically low interest rates.

 

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Custom Home Contractors: What to Look for When Evaluating Builders

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 11, 2019 9:42:55 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Homebuilding Tips, Custom Homes

Choosing a contractor to build your new custom home is a big decision, and it can be an intimidating one if you have never done it before. Like with any other major moment in life, it makes sense to evaluate a few different options before you choose the path ahead. Comparing multiple builders will give you the perspective you need to decide which one is the best fit for your project.

You have to consider many factors when building a custom house: what you want in a home, what responsibilities are yours during the building process, and—of course—how much you have available to spend. There’s a lot to juggle, and the process can be stressful at times, even in the smoothest of building projects. So the better your contractor is, the more enjoyable your experience will be. Working with a knowledgeable, reliable builder helps ensure that you get a quality home built on a predictable timeline and within your budget.

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The Lifetime Value of Building an Adair Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 26, 2019 9:55:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Homes, Company News

For most families, building a new home is a major investment, and you want to be sure you’re getting the most from it.

When you build a new custom home with Adair Homes, you get more than just a quality house. You get value both right away and for a lifetime, which starts the day you first talk to a Home Ownership Counselor.

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

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

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Homes

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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Buyer Beware: The Downsides of Buying a Spec Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 18, 2018 6:52:38 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Custom Homes

If you are thinking about building a new custom home, you might be tempted to buy a spec home instead. After all, the design is already done, the decisions are already made, and the home is either already built or on a construction schedule that matches your timeline. This might sound appealing, but it’s not the whole picture. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these downsides to buying a spec home.

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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, Custom Homes

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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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, Custom Homes

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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Common Myths of Building Your Own Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2018 6:47:02 AM

Topics: Custom Homes

For many people, building a dream home feels like an unattainable goal. The prospect of finding the right design, the right builder, and the right lender just seems too daunting. The belief in common myths about new construction doesn’t help dispel the fear of building a custom home. However, when those myths are debunked, the journey of building your own home suddenly seems possible.  

Do any of the following statements sound familiar to you? If so, take a moment to learn why they’re not always true. You may find that the path to your dream home is a lot easier than you think.

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Top Benefits of Customizing Your Home with a Builder vs. DIY

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 14, 2017 7:14:42 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Custom Home Design, Custom Homes

When building a new home, there are a lot of elements you can customize, and many people choose the DIY approach because they think it will save money. However, there are some significant benefits to customizing your home with a builder. Unless you are a professional contractor or have done substantial DIY work on other houses, chances are there is a strong argument for having your builder do most of the work.

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