Local Land Roundup: 7 South Puget Sound Lots to Build your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2019 8:40:32 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Land

With thriving cities like Tacoma and Olympia surrounded by spectacular national forests, it’s easy to see why people move to the South Puget Sound area. Whether you want to be near the hustle and bustle of the tech industry or enjoy the coastal life, the Pacific Northwest lifestyle is hard to beat.

If you’re looking to put down some roots in the region by building a new custom home, you’re going to need the perfect plot of land. We’ve gathered some local land listings to help you in your search. From tidy little lots near the sound in Hoodsport to a sprawling homestead by the sea in Port Angeles, you can envision your dream home on one of these properties.

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Affordable Home Pricing in King County? Try Building Custom

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 23, 2019 12:44:30 PM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

Whether you are considering buying a home in Seattle or one of the surrounding cities, if you have started your property search, you know that real estate prices are relatively high compared to other areas in the state. This can be discouraging if you want to fulfill the dream of owning your home, but purchasing an existing home is not necessarily your only option. Many people don’t consider building a new home because they assume it will cost more than buying an existing one. This isn’t always the case, especially in hot real estate markets where prices are continuing to go up.  

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Local Land Roundup: 12 Central Oregon Lots to Build your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 22, 2019 7:19:37 AM

Topics: Custom home Oregon

With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and the perfect climate for enjoying outdoor activities, living in Central Oregon in your own custom home is a dream come true for many types of families. Whether you’re retiring and want a new home that requires less maintenance or are ready to build a sprawling ranch on a large property so the kids can roam freely both indoors and outdoors, you can find the perfect property in Central Oregon.

When looking for land and deciding which property is best for you, there is a lot you have to consider. Site development costs, ongoing property maintenance, local taxes, and neighborhood amenities are just a few of the factors that could influence your decision. We have rounded up a dozen local land listings in Central Oregon for you to compare as you search for the perfect place to build your new home.

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5 Interior Design Ideas to Create the Ultimate PNW Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 15, 2019 1:33:24 PM

Topics: Pacific Northwest Real Estate, Custom Home Design

No matter where you live, the interior design of your home can transport you to a different world. When you step through the front door, you can be instantly reminded of summer days at the lake, a cozy mountain retreat, or the lush tones of the vibrant forest. The Pacific Northwest is a vast area known for many types of landscapes. Large cities, small towns, and rural homesteads can be found throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, each with its own unique character and style.

Although there is no single Pacific Northwest aesthetic, we have highlighted five interior design ideas that will make you feel right at home in the region. Bringing the natural world indoors is a common theme in this area, where outdoor enthusiasts come to enjoy year-round beauty and world-class activities.

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Local Land Roundup: 7 North Willamette Valley Lots to Build your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 15, 2019 10:30:46 AM

If you are considering moving to the North Willamette Valley and building a new home, one of the most important steps is finding the right piece of land. Whether you want to be in or near a larger city such as Portland or Salem, or have vineyard views from the porch, Northwest Oregon has it all. If you’re actively looking for land, or even just browsing, consider these seven available lots in the North Willamette Valley.

You’ll find lots with easy access to coastal activities, private hiking trails, and mountain views. From small lots that require little maintenance to large expanses of land for you to work and play on, there are plenty of options for building a new home in Northwest Oregon.

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Getting to Know Puget Sound: The Best Trails and Activities to Explore

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 14, 2019 8:59:20 AM

The Puget Sound area is known for its natural beauty, charming coastal towns, and all of the big-city benefits Seattle has to offer. With hundreds of islands and miles of shoreline, it’s not surprising that many of the best local activities are water-based. Of course, there’s also plenty to see on land with several national parks and forests just a short drive away. Whether you like to spend your days taking in the fresh air on a mountain hike, exploring museums, or playing on the water, you’ll always find something to do in the Puget Sound region.

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5 Hidden Treasures to Explore in Treasure Valley, Idaho

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:58:46 AM

Topics: Idaho

Treasure Valley, Idaho, is full of gems; some are hidden, and others are shining brightly. Whether you’re a longtime resident, a tourist, or considering moving to the area, you won’t regret taking the time to explore some of southwestern Idaho’s family-friendly activities. No matter what the weather is, there is always an outdoor adventure waiting for you to try it.

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Deciding Where to Live in Southwest Washington/Northwest Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:48:29 AM

With the mighty Columbia River, the bustling city of Vancouver, and idyllic towns along the Pacific coast, the region that includes Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon is a beautiful place to call home. In the east, proximity to Portland offers all the amenities you could possibly need, including an airport for convenient travel. The farther west you go, the closer you can be to the water and the forested areas that offer ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. No matter where you live in the region, scenic views are not far—maybe even right outside your window.

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Deciding Where to Live in Inland Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:34:33 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

With Spokane and Coeur d’Alene in the heart of the region, the Inland Northwest offers residents the option to live in a vibrant urban culture, a comfortable suburban environment, or the scenic countryside. No matter where you live, the possibilities for outdoor recreation are endless with rushing rivers, majestic mountains, and rolling hills to explore.

The Inland Northwest region spans counties in both Eastern Washington and the northern Idaho panhandle. The climate is drier than the area to the west, primarily because of the distance from the sea and the location east of the Cascade Mountains. However, the seasons are not as moderate, with colder winters and hotter summers.

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Deciding Where to Live in West Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:24:30 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

The West Puget Sound area has a mixed climate depending on where each community is located. Some areas have the typical Pacific Northwest heavy rainfall, while others sit in the rain shadow of the mountains and enjoy more moderate climates. However, regardless of the season, many people enjoy outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle in the coastal and mountainous communities in Northwest Washington.

Building a new custom home in West Puget Sound ensures a lifetime of beautiful views, fresh air, and access to the majestic mountains of Olympic National Park. Retirees are attracted to the areas with consistently moderate weather, families appreciate the welcoming communities, and young professionals can be close to larger cities without the higher cost of living.

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