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What to Look for When Starting Your Land Search: Tips from Industry Experts

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Realtors, Homebuilding Tips, Site Development, Floor Plans, Financing, Homebuilding Process, Design, Finding Land, Real Estate, Sweat Equity, Value, Cost

When beginning down the path to your dream custom home, it's essential to find the right property. The characteristics of the land will influence the overall design of your home. The size of the lot will impact the size of your home, and which of our plans are the best options. If the lot is sloped, you may consider a daylight basement, or additional foundation. Are the utilities already connected, or do you need to account for those during site development? All of these considerations will be important during your search for the perfect parcel of land.

But how do you find that place?

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The Holcomb Family: Customizing the Perfect Farmhouse

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 24, 2020 9:05:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Southern Oregon, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Primary Suite, Real Estate, Value, Farmhouse, Outdoor Living

Jeff and Kelly Holcomb’s escape to the country found them overlooking 65-luscious acres of wide open spaces. The property was love at first sight—the perfect place to build their forever home.

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Planning for Your Custom Home & Tips for Selling Your Current Home

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 29, 2020 10:35:34 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Homebuilding Tips, Selling Your Home, Financing, Custom Homes, Real Estate, Value, Craftsman

For many of our customers, selling their current home is the one of the first steps of the home planning process. This allows them to decrease their debt to income ratio and maximize their budget for their new home. Selling the place you call home can feel overwhelming so we compiled this research as a helpful guide.

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Is Now The Time to Build Custom?

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jul 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Selling Your Home, Financing, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Real Estate, Craftsman, Farmhouse

Maybe you’ve dreamed of a custom home for years—but the timing never seemed right. And today, things just seem...complicated. Why would right now be the right time to start planning the build of your custom home? To start, did you know that available home inventory across the West—everywhere from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona—is currently lower than ever? January of 2020 saw a 14% drop in inventory, and that was before the pandemic. Even with the low inventory, sales numbers of single-family homes have only grown since the beginning of the year.

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Virtual Tours Create An Open House Experience... From Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 27, 2020 8:39:30 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Real Estate, Open House, Virtual Tour

Some people were born to tour new open houses—you know who you are. The thrilling smell of fresh wood floors has you Google Mapping your route to new listings the moment they hit RMLS. You tingle with appreciation at the clean baseboards. Spotless pantries! Sparkling new orb chandeliers with Edison bulbs! We get you. Home tours and house planning go hand-in-hand. Every walk-through is one step closer to your dream house becoming a reality. It’s one circumstance where seeing truly is, believing.

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