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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5 Floor Plans with Dual Master Suites

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 15, 2019 11:32:10 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Finding Land

What’s better than one luxurious master suite? How about 2 master suites? It sounds decadent, but the truth is that dual master suites are gaining popularity because they can be super practical for families of every size and shape.

A dual master suite can be used for:

  •     An in-law suite
  •     A guest suite
  •     A teen room
  •     A home office
  •     A man cave
  •    So much more!

Here are 5 gorgeous plans that feature a dual master suite option (see all custom home floor plans).

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How to Find Land For Your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 20, 2019 5:02:00 PM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Finding Land

Dreaming of building your own custom home but overwhelmed by the idea of buying land? You’re not alone. Most of our customers have never purchased land before they visit one of our sales office locations for the very first time. Lucky for you, we’ve developed an easy process, online tools, and a network of real estate professionals to help you find the perfect spot to build your dream home.

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Ask An Expert: Finding the Perfect Piece of Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 4, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Finding Land

An essential part of the process of building a new custom home is finding the perfect property. The location of your home determines your property taxes, school districts, neighborhood amenities, HOA regulations, and local permitting requirements. The characteristics of the land will also influence the design of the home based on the size of the lot, setbacks, connections to utilities, and other considerations. Whether you want to live in an urban neighborhood with close neighbors or on a secluded wooded lot, there is a lot to think about when looking for land.  

Lynn Tribon, our Director of Market Development, has some advice for people who are searching for the right location to build a new home. With 20 years of experience at Adair Homes, Lynn has seen it all. Here’s what she has to say about finding the perfect lot for your new custom home:

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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, Finding 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, Homebuilding Tips, Lifestyle, Finding 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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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, Finding Land

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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Custom Homebuilding: Subdivisions vs Building on Your Own Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 24, 2018 7:35:04 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Finding Land

Building a custom home can easily be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. It’s a unique opportunity to create exactly the home you’ve always wanted—one that will meet your family’s needs, suits your style, and is located in the ideal place.


Of course, going through the custom home building process also means making a lot of very important decisions, from finding the right builder to selecting countertops, paint colors, and cabinetry. One of the first big decisions is whether to build your custom home within a subdivision or on a piece of land that you own. In this blog, we’ll take a look at both options to help you determine which would work best for you.

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Preapproved for a Home Loan? Here's How You Can Find Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 23, 2018 7:57:09 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Finding Land

If you have decided that you want to build a new home but you do not yet own land, one of the first steps is finding a suitable lot. While it’s true that you can start planning your home design while you are in the process of looking for land, it can be difficult to make any final decisions because of unknown factors. For example, the price of land might influence your home budget, or you could decide to buy a narrow lot that will limit the size of the floor plan.

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4 Things to Talk to Your Realtor About When Buying a House

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 20, 2017 7:26:19 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Homebuilding Process, Finding Land

Since the advent of websites like Zillow and RedFin, you might suspect that fewer homebuyers are using Realtors to find and purchase their homes. However, research shows that nearly 90 percent of all buyers still partner with a real estate agent—proof that even in our digital age, Realtors are extremely valuable to individuals looking for their next home.

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