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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Buying vs. Building a Custom Home in Phoenix

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 26, 2019 6:51:04 AM

Topics: North Valley

Owning a home is a key element of the American dream, but it goes beyond just ownership. Having exactly what you want in a home is also part of the equation. Whether you build it or buy it, you want your home to be a reflection of your values, lifestyle, and personality. Like when making any other type of big decision, it’s a good idea to consider the external factors that play a role and weigh the pros and cons.    

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The Best Areas to Build a New Home in Phoenix

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 16, 2019 7:27:21 AM

Topics: Finding Land

The North Valley area of Arizona, also known as the Valley of the Sun, has a lot to offer homeowners of all types. Whether you come for the year-round warm, sunny days; the top-of-the-line golf courses; or the family-friendly cultural attractions, it’s easy to see why the North Valley area is growing fast.

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

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 12, 2019 10:08:31 AM

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 much 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. If you already own a lot, there’s still some work to do. You must determine what you can and cannot do on the property and the costs associated with preparing the site for construction. If you’re just getting started on your homebuilding journey, here are a few tips for building on your own land in Arizona.  

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

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 8, 2019 10:28:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, East Puget Sound

Washington state is a popular place to live for a number of reasons. There are ample jobs in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, many places offer easy access to water views and recreation, there are countless outdoor activities, and there is no state income tax. Whether you already live here or are planning to move to the area, building your own home is an excellent way to put down some roots and have the type of living space you’ve always dreamed about.

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

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Topics: Central Oregon

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

It’s 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. Of course, building a custom home on your own land is a bit more involved than selecting a production home in a suburb or city.

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Local Land Listings: Northwest Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 7, 2019 8:47:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Northwest Washington, Finding Land

Living in Northwest Washington is a dream come true for many families. The fresh mountain air, easy access to the San Juan Islands, and proximity to so much natural beauty attracts homeowners of all types. Whether you want to retire with a view of majestic mountain peaks, have the ability to go for a daily paddle, or move into a family-friendly neighborhood where the kids will grow up, you can find it in this region.

Northwest Washington offers the opportunity to live in a larger city like Bellingham, a close-knit island village, or a small town with family-friendly values. We’ve rounded up six local land listings to help you in the search for the perfect lot for your new home.

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Local Land Listings: Oregon Coast

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 5, 2019 6:24:36 AM

Topics: Oregon Coast, Finding Land

The Oregon Coast is a special place; there’s no doubt about it. Living here means you get to explore miles of beaches all year long and, if you’re lucky, find the occasional glass float on the shore. Keep an eye out for whales and other wildlife—you never know what you’ll see! If you want a change of scenery, just head inland to be surrounded by old-growth trees and lush plant life.

Whether you’re retiring to a coastal village or raising a family in a quiet small town, the Oregon Coast is a place to make memories that will last a lifetime. Romantic sunsets, adventures on the water, and peaceful walks in the woods are just a few of the ways you can spend your time. Of course, every town has its own character, so you can always spend the day exploring the neighboring areas.

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Building vs Buying a Home in Portland, Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 5, 2019 6:21:17 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, North Willamette Valley

Owning your own home is an American rite of passage, but it’s becoming 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 almost 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 home ownership. Building a new custom home is not only possible, it’s 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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Family Friendly Outdoor Activities in West Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 4, 2019 6:28:32 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, West Puget Sound

West Puget Sound is a playground for people of all ages, especially for those who love the outdoors. Whether you’re splashing around in the sound, hiking in Olympic National Park, or exploring the islands, you can find an outdoor adventure any time of year. The Olympic Peninsula is truly a special place, with old-growth forests, historic towns radiating with charm, and, of course, beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure for a day or a weekend, consider some of these outdoor activities in West Puget Sound.

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Best of the West: 6 Cool Design Ideas For Your Arizona Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 13, 2019 11:39:15 AM

Topics: North Valley

Expanding into Arizona means we get to explore even more design possibilities for our customers. In addition to the features and options that are unique to the Arizona market, when you build new, you have the freedom to customize your new home as much as you want. Incorporate some of these cool design ideas as you plan your spaces, and you can make your home feel like a welcoming vacation space, even if it’s your full-time residence. As you’re making design decisions, think about how you want to feel in your Arizona home and choose the options that get you closer to your vision.

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