8 Oregon Hiking Trails You Need to Explore This Spring

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 10, 2018 8:59:00 AM

Topics: Custom home Oregon

The snow in the mountains is finally melting, temperatures are rising, and the days are getting longer. For many people, that means it’s time to get out the hiking boots! Oregon hiking trails are some of the most beautiful in the country, and spring is the perfect time to explore them. Whether you are a seasoned hiker who seeks out the most rugged trails, or a weekend warrior who wants to take in the scenery on a short trail, Oregon has a hike for you.

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Trends in the PNW: Custom Home Features for Your Oregon Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 2, 2018 6:54:36 AM

Topics: Custom home Oregon

The real estate market in Oregon is healthy and growing, according to research by Zillow. The top areas for buyers are Portland, Bend, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, however, due to the popularity of these cities, inventory of existing homes can be low. No wonder custom homes are becoming more popular than ever in Oregon.

If you’re in the market for a new home, this year may be the perfect time for you to build custom. Not only will you get to build where you want—without being constrained by availability of pre-built homes—but you’ll also have a chance to incorporate all of the custom home features you’ve always wanted.

Let’s take a look at some of the top trends throughout Oregon for custom home features:

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Finding a Custom Home Builder in Portland: 5 Key Things to Look For

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 27, 2018 6:48:50 AM

Topics: Custom home Oregon

You have dozens, maybe even hundreds, of options when choosing a custom homebuilder in Portland, so how do you know which one will be the best fit for your project? It’s always a good idea to interview multiple builders before making such an important decision. As you talk to potential partners, make sure you cover all five of these key elements before you sign a contract:

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Washington Custom Homes Trends for 2018

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

According to PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018report, Washington remains a hot region, with Seattle ranked as the overall number one market to watch in terms of investment and development. For homebuilding prospects, Spokane is third, Seattle sits high on the list at number ten, and Tacoma remains in the middle at 44. Combined with a consistent increase in homeownership rates and demand for new homes, this makes Washington one of the most popular places to build a custom home.

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How to Find the Best Homebuilders in Idaho

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

Topics: Caldwell (Boise)

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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Fun Things You Can do With Your Family in the Spokane Area This Holiday Season

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 30, 2017 8:56:32 AM

Topics: Spokane (Inland Northwest)

The holidays are fast approaching, which for many people means spending quality time with family. Whether you have tried-and-true traditions or like to try something new every year, there is plenty to do in the Spokane area while everybody is together for a few days. These are just a few examples of the family-friendly fun you can have this holiday season:

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7 Inland Northwest Influencers in Home Design

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 18, 2017 8:57:30 AM

Topics: Spokane (Inland Northwest)

Whether you prefer the style of a cozy lodge, sunny contemporary, or crisp modern, there is an interior designer in the Inland Northwest area that can help you. Building a new home means making a lot of decisions.

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Local Home Shows You Shouldn't Miss in the Inland Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 20, 2017 8:57:50 AM

Topics: Spokane (Inland Northwest)

If you’re thinking about building your first custom home, the prospect can seem exciting—and, at times, a bit stressful. It’s true that you’ll have a lot of decisions to make in the coming months, but with the right resources, designing your custom home can be a smooth, very enjoyable process.

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Local Home Shows You Shouldn't Miss in the Boise Area

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 18, 2017 9:09:46 AM

Topics: Caldwell (Boise)

For many people who are considering building their first custom home, the overall project can seem a bit daunting at first. Many wonder where to even begin the process of transforming their ideas into a beautiful, finished home.

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What's New This Month in Pacific Northwest Homebuilding

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 5, 2017 8:19:52 AM

Topics: Pacific Northwest Real Estate

The Pacific Northwest homebuilding market is a unique and dynamic one, with a relaxed, welcoming style that feels like it suits our one-of-a-kind region. We enjoy some of the most beautiful areas of the U.S., as well as a diverse (and always-changing) climate, and many of our homes are built to mirror that. It’s no wonder that our homebuilding trends sometimes stray a bit from the rest of the nation.

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