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Deciding Where to Live in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 5, 2021 9:05:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, East Puget Sound

The Pacific Northwest has experienced a boom in population over the last several years as a growing number of people have been flocking to the region to call it their new home. The appeal is no surprise to locals—after all, this unique region offers gorgeous natural splendor, an incredible climate, friendly and laid-back people, and lively, fun-filled cities.

If you’re considering purchasing a new home in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to consider East Puget Sound. This welcoming area is popular with both Pacific Northwest locals and transplants. East Puget Sound includes everything from quaint small towns to bustling cities, all set against a backdrop of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. To the west is the sparkling blue sound, and to the east lie towering mountain peaks and serene forests.

The two main counties located in East Puget Sound, King County and Pierce County, are both experiencing increased home prices. However, because more open property is available in the counties, many residents find success by building a custom home on property they purchase (or, in some cases, on property they already own). This option frees them up to live exactly where they want, whether in a lively suburb of Tacoma or on an idyllic country lot outside of Snoqualmie. It also allows them to customize a home to have the exact features they want.

Of course, in such a beautiful part of the world, it can be challenging to find the right property. Today, we’ll take a closer look at King and Pierce counties to see if they would be a good fit for a homebuyer like you.

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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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5 Popular Custom Home Plans in Southern Oregon

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 10, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, Value, Manufactured Homes, Investment Home

If you’re building your new home in Southern Oregon, you’re looking forward to some good things. Some very good things.

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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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Deciding Where to Live in Central Washington

Posted by Kari Montoya on Oct 8, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Topics: Central Washington

Whether you are looking to spend more time in nature, advance your career, or start a family (or even a combination of all three!), Washington state is one of the best places in the country to consider living.

It touts several opportunities for outdoor recreation, incredibly beautiful scenery, and bodies of water all over the state. There are also ample employment opportunities, both in some of the major cities in the state and in the smaller towns. Statewide, residents have a strong local focus in their support of farmers markets and mom-and-pop shops. 

Washington is also very invested in its education systems and environmental stewardship. In fact, it is continuously named one of the greenest states with one of the best education systems in the country.

In addition to these many benefits, there’s one more: Central Washington has plenty of land to build on. So, if you are interested in breaking ground in Central Washington but aren’t quite sure where you would like to settle down, here are the top four cities you should consider.

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Popular Custom House Plans in MID COLUMBIA VALLEY

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Mid Columbia Valley

The Mid Columbia Valley is a magical place to live. Full of meandering walking trails through lush greenery, picturesque waterfalls, and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation—it’s clear why they’ve dubbed this area the Pacific Northwest Wonderland. It’s well worth a pinch just to know it’s real. Clearly, living here isn’t the question. The question is: which Adair Homes plan should you choose to build?

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Deciding Where to Live on the Oregon Coast

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 20, 2021 9:48:48 AM

Topics: Central Oregon, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon

From the most northern town of Astoria to the most southern area of Brookings-Harbor, the entire Oregon coast is filled with beautiful sights of the ocean and diverse landscapes. It’s no wonder why more than a million tourists visit the 363-mile stretch every year! 

Visiting the coastal towns provides endless opportunities for relaxation, yet deciding on the best place to build your forever home takes some consideration. Oregon is becoming one of the most popular states to live in for current residents interested in escaping the city as well as those relocating out of state—and there are plenty of good reasons.

In this blog post, we discuss the best towns to build your home along the coast of Oregon. By the time you are finished reading, we hope you have a better understanding of which town you would like to live in.

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Deciding Where to Live in East Valley

Posted by Kari Montoya on Sep 13, 2021 2:51:30 PM

Topics: East Valley

The East Valley of Arizona is perfect for those interested in building a custom home in the larger urban setting of Tempe or in one of the city’s many quieter suburbs. Either way, the East Valley provides access for those interested in all the excitement of a city as well as the beauty of the outdoors, which Arizona has a lot of.

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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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