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Deciding Where to Live in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 15, 2021 3:05:00 PM

Topics: Central Oregon

For people who love the outdoors and appreciate a peaceful, laid-back lifestyle, Central Oregon is an area that offers something for everyone. Residents enjoy more than 160 days of sunshine every year, which gives them a chance to make the most of a beautiful landscape that includes towering mountains, serene rivers and lakes, and world-class hiking and biking trails. Even on those overcast days, the climate is desertlike, so the weather is often very favorable with crisp, clear, cool nights.

Locals to the area also love the small-town feel of most communities and the friendly, down-to-earth nature of the people. With everything Central Oregon has to offer, it’s no wonder that homebuyers from every corner of the country are starting to take notice.

Central Oregon is a wonderful place to call home, with lots of small and mid-sized towns, a steady economy, and abundant job opportunities. And if you’re in the market for a new home, the region also offers a variety of property settings, from small-town suburbs to quiet and remote country living. All you need to do is figure out which area of this gorgeous landscape you want to settle in.

To help you decide, let’s take a closer look at some of the best areas to find land within Central Oregon.

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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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Building on Your Own Land? What Oregon Homeowners Need To Know

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Sep 6, 2021 1:51:00 PM

Topics: Central Oregon

Oregon is consistently ranked among the best states to call home.

Oregon is consistently ranked among the best states to call home. This stunning state is frequently praised for having a high quality of living with beautiful natural scenery, low crime, happy and healthy residents, and plenty to see and do. It’s no wonder that many of our customers choose to build their custom homes in the Beaver State. 

Whether you want to be near the ocean, the mountains, or in one of the lively cities, building a custom home on your own land in Oregon is a bit more involved than selecting a production home. For one thing, there is far more involvement in the customization process than selecting from a boilerplate home design. 

You’ll also need to consider the logistical side as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you build:

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Popular Custom House Plans in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Central Oregon

With stunning mountain views, 300 days of sunshine, and a desert-like climate that will make you want to get outside and explore the natural beauty that surrounds you, Central Oregon is a great place to settle into a new custom home. Whether you want a clear budget from the outset or just don’t want to make every little decision, starting with custom house plans is a great way to kick off the homebuilding process. You can choose a layout based on your current lifestyle and future plans so you’ll get the most from your investment.

Among the many benefits to a partnership with Adair Homes is our involvement from start to finish. While Adair Homes doesn’t supply purchasable lots to customers, our Home Ownership Counselors have close professional relationships with those who do. 

Joe Zampko is one of these well-connected Home Ownership Counselors. In one of our virtual open houses, Zampko said, “We are a build-on-your-own-lot builder, which means that with our financing, we allow you to include the land, home, [and] site development all in one through our sister company, Alliance Financial Services.” 

Through Alliance, you can determine whether you’re prequalified to purchase a piece of land. As Zampko said, “We make sure you’re on track to building your dream home with Adair.” 

Part of keeping you on track to building your dream home means providing you with upgrades to create the home that’s right for you. However, where Adair Homes separates itself from the competition is in what we include in our base price that our competitors consider upgrades. For example, “All of our homes come with central A/C and [a] heat pump,” Zampko said. “Typically, that’s a $16,000-$18,000 upgrade [for other builders], so that’s a huge value Adair has to offer for our clients that’s built into the base price of the home.”

If you’re all set to check out some of our most popular customizable floor plans in Central Oregon, we have created a rundown of the highlights of each of these homes to help you decide on which one is right for you.

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Things to Know Before Building A Custom Home in Central Oregon

Posted by Kari Montoya on Jun 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Central Oregon

Central Oregon is a special destination. Visitors are surprised at the high desert climate—just hours from the lush valley floor. Tall Ponderosa pines line the golf links and point towards Mount Bachelor, a world-class ski hill a mere twenty minutes from downtown Bend. Add blue skies and three-hundred days of sunshine, and you’ve got the recipe for an outdoor recreational mecca. No wonder Bend and Redmond have seen steady growth—those that visit, want to stay.

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6 Places You Must Explore if You Live in Central Oregon

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 11, 2019 10:08:53 AM

Topics: Central Oregon

Golfing, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking—there are not many places where you could do all of this in one day. Central Oregon is one of these special places, which is why so many families choose to call this region home. If you’re considering moving to the area, check out some of these six fun adventures the next time you visit.

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Local Land Roundup: 12 Central Oregon Lots to Build your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 22, 2019 7:19:37 AM

Topics: Central Oregon

With more than 300 days of sunshine every year and the perfect climate for enjoying outdoor activities, living in Central Oregon in your own custom home is a dream come true for many types of families. Whether you’re retiring and want a new home that requires less maintenance or are ready to build a sprawling ranch on a large property so the kids can roam freely both indoors and outdoors, you can find the perfect property in Central Oregon.

When looking for land and deciding which property is best for you, there is a lot you have to consider. Site development costs, ongoing property maintenance, local taxes, and neighborhood amenities are just a few of the factors that could influence your decision. We have rounded up a dozen local land listings in Central Oregon for you to compare as you search for the perfect place to build your new home.

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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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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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