Deciding Where to Live in Mid-Columbia Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Dec 7, 2021 8:44:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Mid Columbia Valley

Spanning counties in both Washington and Oregon, the Mid-Columbia Valley is named for the mighty Columbia River, which cuts through the valley from north to south. Connecting to both the Snake River and the Yakima River in Kennewick, the area was historically a hub for steamboats and railroads. The fertile valley gives life to orchards, vineyards, strawberry farms, and land to build a home on


Generally considered a politically conservative region, the Mid-Columbia Valley has an overall rural feel and a rich history in the agriculture and food-processing industries. As more manufacturing is coming to the area, job opportunities are increasing, and more people are moving to the small cities in the region to support this growth. There is plenty of land in eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, so if you are considering building a new custom home, this area presents a good opportunity to find land that matches 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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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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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 Central Washington: Determining Total Project Cost

Posted by Kari Montoya on Nov 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Build a Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Realtors, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Site Development, Floor Plans, Financing, Homebuilding Process, Custom Homes, Finding Land, Central Washington, appointment, sweat equity, value, cost, Farmhouse

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 Central 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. 

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Building in Southwest Washington: Determining Total Project Cost

Posted by Kari Montoya on Oct 30, 2020 10:25:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Builder, Custom Home Design, Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, Site Development, Floor Plans, Homebuilding Process, Design, Finding Land, value, cost

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 Southwest 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.

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

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Apr 8, 2019 10:28:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Homebuilding Tips, East Puget Sound

Washington state is a popular place to live for a number of reasons. There are ample jobs in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area, many places offer easy access to water views and recreation, there are countless outdoor activities, and there is no state income tax. Whether you already live here or are planning to move to the area, building your own home is an excellent way to put down some roots and have the type of living space you’ve always dreamed about.

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Local Land Listings: Northwest Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 7, 2019 8:47:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Northwest Washington, Finding Land

Living in Northwest Washington is a dream come true for many families. The fresh mountain air, easy access to the San Juan Islands, and proximity to so much natural beauty attracts homeowners of all types. Whether you want to retire with a view of majestic mountain peaks, have the ability to go for a daily paddle, or move into a family-friendly neighborhood where the kids will grow up, you can find it in this region.

Northwest Washington offers the opportunity to live in a larger city like Bellingham, a close-knit island village, or a small town with family-friendly values. We’ve rounded up six local land listings to help you in the search for the perfect lot for your new home.

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Family Friendly Outdoor Activities in West Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Mar 4, 2019 6:28:32 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, West Puget Sound

West Puget Sound is a playground for people of all ages, especially for those who love the outdoors. Whether you’re splashing around in the sound, hiking in Olympic National Park, or exploring the islands, you can find an outdoor adventure any time of year. The Olympic Peninsula is truly a special place, with old-growth forests, historic towns radiating with charm, and, of course, beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure for a day or a weekend, consider some of these outdoor activities in West Puget Sound.

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