Local Home Shows: Tough Questions to Ask Your Builder

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2018 7:21:35 AM

If you plan to attend local home shows in the Treasure Valley or Inland Northwest areas, be prepared with questions to ask prospective builders. In addition to finding the right floor plan and choosing the features that best suit your lifestyle, it’s also important to ensure your builder's experience and expertise in delivering a quality home on time and on budget.  

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

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

How to Look Through Reviews When Choosing a Home Builder

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 28, 2017 6:51:52 AM

Choosing a builder is a major decision. You already know this if you’ve seen the countless options when you search for a local builder. The company you select will be responsible for creating the home that you will live in for years to come. You want to be sure that you get the right balance of cost, speed, and quality so that the project is completed within budget, on time, and to the standards you expect.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

How to Find the Best Homebuilders in Idaho

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 27, 2017 11:59:18 AM

As we head into 2018, homeowners across the country are weighing their housing options for the coming year. Should you sell, buy, stay put?

Luckily, recent analysis indicates that while the U.S. economy is steadily expanding, we don’t seem to be headed for another housing bubble. That’s great news for homebuyers across the country—including those in Idaho, where the housing market is strong and growing.

If you’re considering building a new home, 2018 will be a great year to do it. Now is the time to start the process, before interest rates go up again and while many areas in the state still have open land from which to choose.

One of your first steps should be identifying the ideal builder. Here, we explore the top ways to find the best homebuilders in Idaho.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

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

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

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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Topics: Custom Home Builder, Custom Home Design

Red Flags to Watch For When Working with Homebuilders

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Decisions around home buying are a huge deal for most Americans. Consider the fact that total housing costs—including your rent or mortgage, home insurance, interest, and upkeep—will on average eat up about 30 percent of your gross income throughout your lifetime. Clearly, an investment in a new home should be made with eyes wide open.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

Adair's Tips for Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in the Pacific Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Trimming the Christmas tree is a holiday highlight for many families. The first step is selecting a tree, and if you are a family that chooses to cut one down, this can be a significant part of the tradition.

In the Pacific Northwest, there are many options for cutting down your own Christmas tree. Follow these tips to make this fun holiday tradition go as smoothly as possible.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder

What You Need to Do Before Visiting a Custom Homebuilder

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 27, 2017 7:57:57 AM

Making the decision to build a new custom home is exciting! You get to decide what the house looks like, add features that support your lifestyle, and create a home that matches your family’s needs. Selecting a custom homebuilder is one of the first steps in the process, but it’s not as simple as walking in the door and choosing a floor plan. There are a lot of factors to consider as you dive into the process. In order to make the most of your time, prepare in advance with these tips:

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Custom Homebuilding 101 for Realtors

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 24, 2017 7:38:52 AM

Nearly a quarter of all homes built in the U.S. are “custom,” a figure that speaks to how many homebuyers crave the chance to create a one-of-a-kind house that works for the way they live. From the realtor perspective, the growing popularity of custom homebuilding presents some exciting opportunities. After all, many customers who are building a custom home need additional guidance through the process—and a realtor can be the perfect partner at every stage.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder, Realtors

Why a Custom Home Is Better Than Home Renovations

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 31, 2017 9:30:17 AM

If you have decided that it’s time to upgrade to a home with more space, you might be weighing the options of adding an addition to your current home, purchasing an existing home that you can renovate, or building a new custom home. Many people opt for the renovation option, because it feels easier. Renovating an existing home must be a simpler process than building a new one, right? Not necessarily. In fact, there are several reasons why building a new custom home can actually be a smarter decision than renovating.

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Topics: Custom Home Builder