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 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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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 2, 2018 6:51:53 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Central Oregon

Central Oregon is an ideal place to raise an active family or retire with a peaceful mountain view. For people who love to get outdoors, the region offers hiking, skiing, fishing, and many other activities—all practically at your back door. With an average of 300 sun-filled days a year, Central Oregon is a perfect escape from the notoriously rainy climates of other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Families are attracted to towns with world-class hospitals and excellent school systems, and rural residents enjoy ample space to keep horses, chickens, sheep, and other livestock. These are just a few of the reasons land sells so quickly in this area.

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Deciding Where to Live in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 27, 2018 9:06:12 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 spendor, an incredible climate, friendly and laid-back people, and lively, fun-filled cities.

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Tax Implications To Know Before Building A Home In Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Washington State is among the most sought-after states to live in in the nation, offering residents an attractive cost of living; gorgeous natural scenery; beautiful weather; and warm, genuine people. In fact, Washington ranked fifth for states adding the most new residents in 2016—proof that there’s something special about the Evergreen State.

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Environmental Homebuilding Regulations in Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 4, 2017 8:25:58 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Every state has different building codes and environmental regulations that must be considered when building a new home. Failure to understand and follow these regulations can result in major construction delays, penalties, and higher costs as the construction timeline stretches. Fortunately, you can avoid these problems by working with an experienced builder that has navigated the Washington environmental regulations before.

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

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

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

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What the Hirst Decision Means for Spokane County Homebuilders

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

If you live in Spokane County, you might have heard about a recent Washington Supreme Court decision that affects how counties decide to approve or deny building permits that use wells for a water source. If you are in the process of building a home or plan to build one in the future, the Hirst decision could affect your project, so it’s important to understand the changes.

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