Pro Team: Who You'll Work With During the Homebuying Process

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 25, 2018 7:43:54 AM

When you build a new home with Adair Homes, you get the benefit of a specialized and experienced team that is dedicated to delivering on time and on budget. The journey starts with meeting a Home Ownership Counselor and ends with keys in your hand. Along the way, you’ll work with a variety of experts who are committed to helping you build your dream home.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

Custom Home Building: Subdivisions vs Building on Your Own Land

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

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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Topics: Build a Custom Home

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

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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Topics: Build a Custom Home, Land

How to Finance Your Home When You Already Own Land

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 18, 2018 6:25:43 AM

Construction loans can be structured in a number of ways, depending on whether you also need to purchase land or already own a lot. If you already own land and want to build on it, you can finance your home in a variety of ways. Every lender is different, so it’s always a good idea to discuss your options with various providers to find the solution that works best for you.

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Topics: Finance Your Home

Millennial Home Buying Myths Exposed

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Every few months, a new high-profile news piece will declare a startling statistic about Millenials and homebuying. The message often repeats itself. “They can’t afford to own a home.” “They only want to live in the city.” “They don’t like the idea of being tied down by a mortgage.”

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Topics: Custom Home Tips

Adair Homes Customers Build $30M in Equity in 2017

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Helping Owners Realize Their Dreams Is at the Core of What Pacific Northwest’s Premier Homebuilder Strives to Achieve

Adair Homes, Inc., a leading on-your-lot builder that specializes in affordable custom homes in the Pacific Northwest, is proud to announce that Adair customers built a collective $30 million in equity in 2017. This dollar figure represents a significant achievement for Adair and its employees, who are passionate about helping customers realize dreams of a custom home while also securing a solid investment in their financial futures.

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Topics: News Release

Smart Home Features to Know in the New Year

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Strong holiday sales of smart home devices such as Alexa, Echo, and Google Home are evidence that an increasing number of people are adopting these new technologies for both convenience and comfort. If you received one of these practical (and sometimes entertaining) devices or are planning to purchase one, it’s a good idea to learn all about the various smart home features available to you.

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Topics: Live Smart

What's The Difference? Custom vs. Manufactured Homes

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 9, 2018 6:45:23 AM

When it comes time to buy your next home, is it best to opt for new construction or pre-built? Custom, manufactured or “stick-built”? These days, there are so many options available to home buyers, it can be challenging to find the best path.

In our area, buyers’ preferences tend to be fairly evenly split when it comes to newly built versus pre-built homes. Recent research shows that home buyers in the western half of the United States are the most likely to consider purchasing a new home. In fact, 27 percent of all new homes sold in July 2017 were in the West, up from 24 percent a year prior. This trend holds true in and around the Pacific Northwest, where home buyers are increasingly drawn to newly built homes.

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Topics: Build a Custom Home

Featured Floorplan: 512 Studio

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Time and time again, one of the top reasons buyers give for selecting a custom home is the opportunity to customize their floor plan. And it’s no wonder: Your floor plan not only affects the overall style of your home, it also has a very real impact on its day-to-day functionality and comfort. Buyers truly want a home that will work for how they live, both today and in the coming years.

That’s why our 512 Suite has been instantly popular with homebuyers. It’s the perfect amount of flex space that can be added to the majority of our customizable floor plans. One of the best things about the 512 Suite is that it can meet a wide variety of needs—whether you’re anticipating your grown children or an aging parent coming to live with you, you need a bit more space for your large family, or you simply want to plan for the unknown.

Let’s take a closer look at the 512 Studio and the reasons behind its fast-growing popularity:

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Topics: Custom Home Floor Plan

5 Crucial Things to Look for When Choosing a Home Warranty

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2018 8:45:48 AM

A home warranty gives you the peace of mind that if your home has structural issues within a certain period of time, you will be covered financially. For example, soil settling can cause structural distress to a load-bearing element such as the foundation, floor framing, or columns. This is the type of event that is totally out of the builder’s control, but if you have a home warranty, you won’t have to pay out of pocket to cover the repair costs if something like this happens to you. A home warranty also typically covers defects in materials and systems for a certain period of time.

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Topics: Custom Home Costs, Custom Home Tips