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 Southwest Washington/Northwest Oregon

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

Topics: Southwest Washington

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: Spokane (Inland Northwest), 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, West Puget Sound

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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Deciding Where to Live in Mid-Columbia Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:17:59 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Mid Columbia Valley

Spanning counties in both Washington and Oregon, the Mid-Columbia Valley is named for the mighty Columbia River, which cuts through it from north to south. Connecting to both the Snake River and the Yakima River in Kennewick, the area was historically a hub for steamboats and railroads. The fertile valley gives life to orchards, vineyards, and strawberry farms throughout the area.

Generally considered a politically conservative region, the Mid-Columbia Valley has an overall rural feel and a rich history in the agriculture and food-processing industries. As more manufacturing is coming to the area, job opportunities are increasing, and more people are moving to the small cities in the region to support this growth. There is often plenty of land in eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, so if you are considering building a new custom home, this area presents a good opportunity to find a property that matches your needs.

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Deciding Where to Live in Northwest Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:03:46 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Northwest Washington

Northwest Washington has something for everybody: glistening coastal waters, majestic peaks, lush forests, and bustling cities brimming with culture. Whether you have a growing family or are looking to downsize into a smaller home in a tight-knit community, this region has many options for every lifestyle. If you are thinking of building a new custom home in the Pacific Northwest, consider the four counties north of Seattle as you explore possibilities for your new community.

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Deciding Where to Live in Southern Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 6:51:13 AM

Topics: Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is known for its world-class wines, whitewater rapids, and gorgeous sweeping views. Friendly communities make this an ideal region for setting down some roots and building a new custom home. Whether you want to be in bustling Medford or a smaller town with more land, the southern part of the state has much to offer both young families and people looking for the perfect place to retire. Most of the area has a rural feel, and even the larger cities have a small-town spirit with tight-knit communities and plenty of local character.

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Deciding Where to Live in North Willamette Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 17, 2018 10:49:09 AM

Topics: North Willamette Valley

With Portland in the north and Salem in the south, North Willamette Valley is known for its lush landscape, scenic mountain views, and a strong sense of community connection. The region is home to the majority of the population of the state of Oregon and some of its largest cities. However, there are also plenty of new custom home opportunities for those who want to be surrounded by open spaces, vineyards, and the many other agriculture ventures that benefit from the life-giving Willamette River and countless waterways.

The climate has been compared to that of the Mediterranean, with warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Mild winters in which the daytime temperature rarely drops below freezing make this region attractive to families and retirees who enjoy predictable weather year-round.

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Deciding Where to Live in Idaho

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 11, 2018 6:05:19 AM

Topics: Treasure Valley

Idaho is a large state, but not all of the land is densely populated. Most of the people in the state live in the southwest corner, also known as Treasure Valley, with Boise being the largest metropolitan area. The mighty Snake River that flows through the region attracted early settlers and continues to be a natural resource for wildlife, industry, and recreation. The various counties in the region each have something to offer families who are considering building a new home in Idaho, whether it’s sweeping vistas, award-winning schools, or outdoor adventures.  

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Living in Central Oregon: Popular Custom Floorplans

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 27, 2018 6:45:17 AM

Topics: Homebuilding Tips, Central Oregon

For home buyers searching in Central Oregon, finding the ideal home can be challenging. The market is on the upswing, and the inventory of prebuilt homes is often limited. No wonder so many Oregonians are opting instead to build a custom home—one that will ensure they wind up with exactly what they want and need.

Throughout the natural splendor of Central Oregon, cities and towns of all sizes offer incredible places to call home. The vast majority of residents here love spending time outside—and they want their homes to reflect their many interests and hobbies. Here, we take a closer look at some of our most popular floor plans for Central Oregon and tell you why the locals love them.

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7 Hiking Trails in Arizona with Incredible Picturesque Views

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Nov 7, 2018 1:21:02 PM

Topics: North Valley

Throughout the picturesque state of Arizona—from the majestic Grand Canyon to the hauntingly beautiful Saguaro National Park—one-of-a-kind hiking trails beckon to nature lovers of all ages. There’s no denying that the Grand Canyon State has an abundance of scenic beauty to offer. All you have to do is find the trails that will take you to the best views possible.

Here we count down seven of our favorite Arizona hiking trails that offer the very best views and are only a short drive from Phoenix or Tucson:

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