Melissa Lynn Galland

My passion for homebuilding dates back to early childhood when my father and uncle started up a construction company in California. After nearly two decades of marketing experience, I was honored to join the Adair Homes team in 2015. I am proud to promote our message of affordable quality homes so that even more future homeowners can realize their dream. Rooted in the PNW; you are likely to find me hiking, volunteering in my daughter's theater group, or curled up with a good book when I am not when I am not coordinating our advertising efforts or dreaming up creative concepts that might make the customer experience a little more enjoyable.
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Deciding Where to Live in South Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 15, 2021 9:03:00 AM

Topics: South Puget Sound

Year by year, the Evergreen State continues to grow in population—and for good reason. The region has incredible natural scenery, endless recreational opportunities, a growing job market, and a friendly, laid-back vibe. 

Of course, all this growth can make it challenging to find the right home to buy. Luckily, the South Puget Sound area has a wealth of opportunities for homebuyers—particularly those looking to build a custom home.

The South Puget Sound region ranges from the coast all the way to Mount Rainier National Park. It hugs the southern end of Puget Sound and includes a wide variety of cities and towns. Homebuyers have their choice of picturesque oceanfront communities in Grays Harbor County, large bustling cities in Thurston County, and quaint, tight-knit towns or peaceful country properties in the remote foothills.

If any of those options sound good to you, let’s dive deeper into the six counties that make up South Puget Sound so that you can find the area that best fits your needs:

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Buying vs. Building a Custom Home in Phoenix

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 1, 2021 1:25:00 PM

Topics: North Valley

Every day, Americans wake up to work toward their version of the American Dream. For most, owning a home is a crucial part of accomplishing this goal, but having a home goes well beyond ownership. 

Your home is your home because it has everything you want in a home. Whether you build or buy, your home should reflect your tastes, values, lifestyle, and personality. As with all big decisions, you should know what external factors play a role in the homebuying process. From there, you can weigh the pros and cons.

For potential homebuyers in Phoenix, we have compiled a list of factors to consider before deciding. Ready to start taking steps toward finding your dream home?

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Building vs Buying a Home in Portland, Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 18, 2021 7:29:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, North Willamette Valley

Owning your own home is part of the American dream, yet this has become increasingly difficult in today’s real estate market, especially if you want to purchase an existing home in the Portland area. With limited inventory and prices that have been on an upward trend for more than a decade, the opportunities for purchasing a home are few and far between, especially if you’re working with a limited budget.

However, buying an existing home is not the only way to achieve your dream of homeownership. Building a new custom home is not only possible, but it’s also a way for you to build equity, get more of the features you want, and finally get your dream home. 

If you are weighing your options between building versus buying, or if you haven’t even thought about new construction, consider these reasons to explore building a new home.

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Building on Your Own Land? What Idaho Homeowners Need to Know

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 12, 2021 3:06:00 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

With beautiful national parks, stunning mountain ranges, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, Idaho is one of the best-kept secrets in the U.S. While the Gem State offers a true connection to nature that most Americans only dream of, residents also enjoy a friendly, small-town feel—even in the cities—which makes the state truly one of a kind.

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Building on Your Own Land? What Oregon Homeowners Need To Know

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 6, 2021 1:51:00 PM

Topics: Central Oregon

Oregon is consistently ranked among the best states to call home.

Oregon is consistently ranked among the best states to call home. This stunning state is frequently praised for having a high quality of living with beautiful natural scenery, low crime, happy and healthy residents, and plenty to see and do. It’s no wonder that many of our customers choose to build their custom homes in the Beaver State. 

Whether you want to be near the ocean, the mountains, or in one of the lively cities, building a custom home on your own land in Oregon is a bit more involved than selecting a production home. For one thing, there is far more involvement in the customization process than selecting from a boilerplate home design. 

You’ll also need to consider the logistical side as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you build:

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Building On Your Own Land? What Arizona Homeowners Need to Know

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 29, 2021 1:03:00 PM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Finding Land

Building the home of your dreams is an exciting life decision. Of course, there’s a lot to learn if you have never done it before, but with the help of an experienced builder, the process can go quite smoothly. 

If you’re thinking of building a new home in Arizona, one of the first steps is securing land. Doing so requires: 

  1. Obtaining pre-approval for financing
  2. Performing due diligence to understand restrictions of land use
  3. Understanding lot restrictions, building restrictions, and the permitting process
  4. Getting your land surveyed and utilities connected to the site
  5. Completing site development tasks 

And if you already own a lot, there’s still some work to do, including learning what you can and cannot do on the property and planning for the costs associated with preparing the site for construction.

To help you get started on your homebuilding journey, here are some tips for securing your own land in Arizona.

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What Washington Homeowners Need to Know Before Building

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 25, 2021 1:43:00 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Whether you want to be near the ocean, the mountains, or in the center of one of the country’s largest tech hubs, Washington is an excellent place to build a new home. 

Just like in any other state, you have choices in Washington when opting for new construction. You can choose from a limited selection of styles in a preplanned development—which are typically boilerplate designs with little to no option for customization—or you can build a custom home on your own lot. 

If you already own land or are looking for property in Washington, there are a few things to keep in mind before you build:

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Popular Custom House Plans in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Central Oregon

With stunning mountain views, 300 days of sunshine, and a desert-like climate that will make you want to get outside and explore the natural beauty that surrounds you, Central Oregon is a great place to settle into a new custom home. Whether you want a clear budget from the outset or just don’t want to make every little decision, starting with custom house plans is a great way to kick off the homebuilding process. You can choose a layout based on your current lifestyle and future plans so you’ll get the most from your investment.

Among the many benefits to a partnership with Adair Homes is our involvement from start to finish. While Adair Homes doesn’t supply purchasable lots to customers, our Home Ownership Counselors have close professional relationships with those who do. 

Joe Zampko is one of these well-connected Home Ownership Counselors. In one of our virtual open houses, Zampko said, “We are a build-on-your-own-lot builder, which means that with our financing, we allow you to include the land, home, [and] site development all in one through our sister company, Alliance Financial Services.” 

Through Alliance, you can determine whether you’re prequalified to purchase a piece of land. As Zampko said, “We make sure you’re on track to building your dream home with Adair.” 

Part of keeping you on track to building your dream home means providing you with upgrades to create the home that’s right for you. However, where Adair Homes separates itself from the competition is in what we include in our base price that our competitors consider upgrades. For example, “All of our homes come with central A/C and [a] heat pump,” Zampko said. “Typically, that’s a $16,000-$18,000 upgrade [for other builders], so that’s a huge value Adair has to offer for our clients that’s built into the base price of the home.”

If you’re all set to check out some of our most popular customizable floor plans in Central Oregon, we have created a rundown of the highlights of each of these homes to help you decide on which one is right for you.

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Building vs. Buying in Magic Valley, Idaho

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Are you considering buying a new home in Magic Valley, Idaho? With median home prices increasing and inventory shrinking, many home buyers are choosing to buy land instead of an existing home and building new.

Find out how affordable building new can be with Adair!

Are you considering buying a new home in Magic Valley, Idaho? We know the home search process may be frustrating. With median home prices increasing and inventory shrinking, it might feel like there's just not that much out there. You're not alone. "Affordability is becoming an issue across the state, and when faced with it, many home buyers are choosing to buy land instead of an existing home and building new.

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Favorite Custom Houseplans for Mid-Willamette Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jun 25, 2019 7:54:10 AM

Topics: Mid Willamette Valley

The Mid-Willamette Valley is a special place with tight communities, stunning landscapes, and the ability to live a comfortable and affordable lifestyle. Building a new home in this area is easier than you might think, especially if you start with custom house plans. Just choose the layout you like best and customize it to suit your needs.

These are some of our favorite customizable floor plans in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

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