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

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 29, 2021 1:03:00 PM

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 a lot 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. Doing so requires: 

  1. Obtaining pre-approval for financing
  2. Performing due diligence to understand restrictions of land use
  3. Understanding lot restrictions, building restrictions, and the permitting process
  4. Getting your land surveyed and utilities connected to the site
  5. Completing site development tasks 

And if you already own a lot, there’s still some work to do, including learning what you can and cannot do on the property and planning for the costs associated with preparing the site for construction.

To help you get started on your homebuilding journey, here are some tips for securing your own land in Arizona.

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What Washington Homeowners Need to Know Before Building

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Aug 25, 2021 1:43:00 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home

Whether you want to be near the ocean, the mountains, or in the center of one of the country’s largest tech hubs, Washington is an excellent place to build a new home. 

Just like in any other state, you have choices in Washington when opting for new construction. You can choose from a limited selection of styles in a preplanned development—which are typically boilerplate designs with little to no option for customization—or you can build a custom home on your own lot. 

If you already own land or are looking for property in Washington, there are a few things to keep in mind before you build:

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Cost to Build a New Custom Home in Northwest Washington

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

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Mid Columbia Valley, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value

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.

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Cost to Build a New Custom Home in Mid Columbia Valley

Posted by Kari Montoya on Feb 15, 2021 12:36:49 PM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Mid Columbia Valley, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Homeowner Testimonial, FAQs, value

The fertile land to either side of the mighty Columbia River has been a destination long before the housing boom of the past few years. This area, crossing through both Oregon and Washington State, boasts stunning natural views up and down the Gorge, bountiful harvests, mild winters, and world-class recreational opportunities. All that, and the housing is still reasonably priced.

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Building in Treasure Valley: Answers to Common Questions and Where to Live

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jan 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Topics: Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Homebuilding Tips, Treasure Valley, Floor Plans, Design, Custom Homes, Finding Land, FAQs, sweat equity, value, manufactured homes

If you’ve been dreaming of living in Idaho—you’re not alone! Caldwell, Idaho and the entirety of the Treasure Valley has seen a fantastic revitalization in the past two years. Today, Caldwell is a community transformed—a boom town of sorts! And why? According to the City of Caldwell, part of the growth can be attributed to their focus on small business: “Our Economic Development team is committed to supporting the creation, sustainability and growth of both small and large businesses and entrepreneurs.” With many new businesses flocking to the urban areas, the Treasure Valley has experienced unprecedented growth.

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Replacing the manufactured home on your property with a new custom home in Mid Columbia Valley

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jan 5, 2021 9:30:00 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

As an on-your-lot builder, Adair Homes has the privilege of working with landowners all across the Mid Columbia Valley, determining the best layout and placement for new custom homes. Many of our clients have newly acquired properties that already contain structures, like manufactured homes. These properties can often be purchased at a ‘reduced’ price in comparison to like-properties with stick-built homes, and create an opportunity to live on property while a new home is being constructed. Talk about a two-for-one! Due note, however, that this live-onsite option is not available in all jurisdictions, so be sure to talk to an Adair Home Ownership Counselor about the process.

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Building in Southern Oregon: Determining Total Project Cost

Posted by Kari Montoya on Dec 30, 2020 11:13:41 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Realtors, Homebuilding Tips, Site Development, Southern Oregon, Floor Plans, Financing, Homebuilding Process, Custom Homes, Finding Land, appointment, sweat equity, value, cost, Farmhouse, custom home oregon

If you’re wondering how much it costs to build a custom home, 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! Well, hesitate no more. Adair Homes has created a pathway to understanding your total project costs in Southern Oregon. 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. 

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