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Posted by Kari Montoya on Mar 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve been looking for fresh air and mild winters in an outdoor enthusiasts’ dreamland, you’ve been looking for Northwest Washington. Nestled between three prominent national parks of unparalleled natural beauty, Northwest Washington boasts a robust economic center, a significant art and culture scene, and coffee. Lots of coffee. You’ll also find caring communities and hands-on civic discourse. So grab your mountain bike and a local brew, a laptop and a smile; you belong here. This is a special place to live.



Total Project Cost

If you’re wondering how much it costs to build a custom home in Northwest Washington, you’re not alone. It’s a common question with a complicated answer. There are seemingly thousands of line items from site costs and materials to permits and fees—it’s no wonder so many people hesitate in pursuing building a custom home! 

For this purpose, Adair Homes has created a pathway to understanding your total project costs in Northwest Washington. Our online tools and helpful guidance break down the numbers so you can feel confident in moving forward with a custom home built by Adair. No outrageous surprises, no oopsies, no overlooked utility costs. Today, calculating the cost of your new home is easier than ever before. 

Check out Adair’s Home Cost Estimator to get started!

Location, Location, Location

It’s a common phrase—the most important attribute of a home whether you are buying or selling is: Location, Location, Location. It’s absolutely true. Your property’s location is foundational to your total project cost. Consider the price of the land itself, the cost of building permits in your jurisdiction, and the basic utilities you’ll pay in perpetuity. Location is everything.

Your local Northwest Washington Adair Homes branch office offers great resources to help you in your land search. We have a vast network of Realtors who specialize in land acquisition, and can guide you through the sales process from identifying the perfect lot to closing.


Moving Dirt

Every piece of property will ‘hold’ a house differently. Thus, your site development costs will vary from lot to lot. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry. Adair offers a free site evaluation. One of our local Northwest Washington construction superintendents will personally walk your intended property to determine development costs. Is the lot steep? Will it require more foundation work? Are there trees to be avoided or moved? What kind of excavation will be required? This is also the time where the cost of permits, utilities, and provisional access is calculated. 


Pro Tip: If your land already has utilities set up, you’ll save a lot of money! If you’re purchasing acreage, plan on spending a little more in utilities to bring power, water (and sometimes sewer) to your homesite. 

Blue Prints

We’ve come a long way—but we still haven’t talked about the home itself; the meat and potatoes of your total project cost. Choosing a floorplan will determine the overall size of your home. Remember, every square foot of home space adds to every line item in your calculated cost—whether that’s flooring, plumbing lines, or electrical wiring—the bigger your home, the greater the cost of each category.

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You can browse Adair’s home plans online—we’ve included a great pricing guide alongside each floorplan. These prices reflect the cost of the home from foundation to completion, our standard finishes included. Remember, you can add upgraded finishes to any of our home plans. Customize anything and everything, but only pay for what you want. 

Equity in Your Pocket

Adair cares about your financial position after you move into your brand new home in the Northwest Washington. We want you to not just feel good—but be in a better financial position than when you started. Thanks in part to our unique sweat equity program, the majority of our customers move into their new Adair home with a solid equity position.

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According to our in-house lender, Alliance Financial Services, the average equity position of our customers who finance through us, in Northwest Washington is 25%.

With over fifty years in the home building business, Adair Homes understands how to help you plan for the best financial decision you’ll ever make: owning your own home. If you’re looking to build a home in 2021 and beyond, it pays to work with a company that knows how to navigate the ever-changing building and development landscape. We are experts at helping you finance your build job, develop workable site proposals, and determine a reasonable total project cost. At Adair Homes, it’s our goal to help you meet your budget and move-in to a brand new house with equity on Day 1. 

Top 5 Places to Live


A small town with big charm, Bellingham boasts many great schools, restaurants and gorgeous sites. Stoll the boardwalk between Marine Park and Fairhaven, while enjoying the local fare. 

Mount Vernon

Perfect for raising a family, Mount Vernon is known for it's picturesque downtown. Known worldwide for their colorful tulips and temperate climate, it’s no surprise this area attracts visitors from all over the United States.


A great town to grow up in, Anacortes is family-oriented and surrounded by natural beauty. There are tons of local events, and being on an island means water-fun for the whole family! 


The largest city in Snohomish County, Everett is nestled on the east side of the Puget Sound. There are plenty of parks, museums, and annual events for the entire family to enjoy. 

Whidbey Island

A small, yet diverse community, Whidbey Island is a beautiful place to raise a family. They offer good public school options, as well as 7 private schooling opportunities. With the backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, you'll never want to miss the gorgeous sunsets in this beautiful place. 

Moving to Northwest Washington means you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty, a vibrant arts and music culture, and active, caring communities. This is a great place to live; you’ll love it.

What’s your dream? Let’s get started!

Disclaimer: Equity position averages include customers who already own land, and who purchased land using their construction loan. Equity position varies, and is not a guarantee.

About Adair Homes

With 51-plus years in the industry, Adair’s long term commitment to treating each customer with honesty, integrity, and respect has paid off, 22,000 customers strong and counting. 

At Adair Homes, our mission states: it is our privilege to build our customers the home they have always dreamed of. We believe in providing the greatest value for our customer’s dollar and finding innovative ways to value engineer homes. We believe that we can offer an outstanding customer experience that is both enjoyable and rewarding—and offer this one-of-a-kind customer experience as the largest on-your-lot builder in the West. For more info, get in touch with us here or call 1-844-518-7072.