Exploring the Inland Northwest: 5 Adventures to Take with your Family

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 11, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

Anchored by the cultural hub of Spokane, the Inland Northwest region has something for everybody, but most people come here for the spectacular outdoor adventures. Canyons, waterfalls, and calming lakes are just some of the many types of landscapes you will encounter in this eclectic area. If you’re thinking of moving to the Inland Northwest or just want to try something new with the family, explore these five special places.

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Best/Popular Floorplans in Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 8, 2019 9:34:15 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

When living in Puget Sound, it’s difficult to avoid a strong connection with the water. Whether you have a beautiful view of the sound, enjoy taking the kayak out for a paddle, or just enjoy the fresh sea air that permeates the region, water is a primary reason why many families choose to live in the area. Of course, the stunning mountain views and nearby majestic forests don’t hurt, either.

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Local Land Roundup: 7 South Puget Sound Lots to Build your Custom Home

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 30, 2019 8:40:32 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Land

With thriving cities like Tacoma and Olympia surrounded by spectacular national forests, it’s easy to see why people move to the South Puget Sound area. Whether you want to be near the hustle and bustle of the tech industry or enjoy the coastal life, the Pacific Northwest lifestyle is hard to beat.

If you’re looking to put down some roots in the region by building a new custom home, you’re going to need the perfect plot of land. We’ve gathered some local land listings to help you in your search. From tidy little lots near the sound in Hoodsport to a sprawling homestead by the sea in Port Angeles, you can envision your dream home on one of these properties.

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Affordable Home Pricing in King County? Try Building Custom

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 23, 2019 12:44:30 PM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

Whether you are considering buying a home in Seattle or one of the surrounding cities, if you have started your property search, you know that real estate prices are relatively high compared to other areas in the state. This can be discouraging if you want to fulfill the dream of owning your home, but purchasing an existing home is not necessarily your only option. Many people don’t consider building a new home because they assume it will cost more than buying an existing one. This isn’t always the case, especially in hot real estate markets where prices are continuing to go up.  

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Deciding Where to Live in Inland Northwest

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:34:33 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

With Spokane and Coeur d’Alene in the heart of the region, the Inland Northwest offers residents the option to live in a vibrant urban culture, a comfortable suburban environment, or the scenic countryside. No matter where you live, the possibilities for outdoor recreation are endless with rushing rivers, majestic mountains, and rolling hills to explore.

The Inland Northwest region spans counties in both Eastern Washington and the northern Idaho panhandle. The climate is drier than the area to the west, primarily because of the distance from the sea and the location east of the Cascade Mountains. However, the seasons are not as moderate, with colder winters and hotter summers.

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Deciding Where to Live in West Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:24:30 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

The West Puget Sound area has a mixed climate depending on where each community is located. Some areas have the typical Pacific Northwest heavy rainfall, while others sit in the rain shadow of the mountains and enjoy more moderate climates. However, regardless of the season, many people enjoy outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle in the coastal and mountainous communities in Northwest Washington.

Building a new custom home in West Puget Sound ensures a lifetime of beautiful views, fresh air, and access to the majestic mountains of Olympic National Park. Retirees are attracted to the areas with consistently moderate weather, families appreciate the welcoming communities, and young professionals can be close to larger cities without the higher cost of living.

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Deciding Where to Live in Mid-Columbia Valley

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:17:59 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

Spanning counties in both Washington and Oregon, the Mid-Columbia Valley is named for the mighty Columbia River, which cuts through it 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, and strawberry farms throughout the area.

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 often 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 a property that matches your needs.

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Deciding Where to Live in Northwest Washington

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Jan 4, 2019 7:03:46 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

Northwest Washington has something for everybody: glistening coastal waters, majestic peaks, lush forests, and bustling cities brimming with culture. Whether you have a growing family or are looking to downsize into a smaller home in a tight-knit community, this region has many options for every lifestyle. If you are thinking of building a new custom home in the Pacific Northwest, consider the four counties north of Seattle as you explore possibilities for your new community.

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Breaking Down the Homebuilding Process in East Puget Sound

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Oct 1, 2018 12:46:49 PM

Topics: Custom Home Washington, Custom Home Costs

With its rolling hills, lush mountains, and 300 days of green, East Puget Sound is a picturesque setting for building a new custom home. Whether you decide to move to the area because of its excellent schools, the abundance of jobs in the tech sector, proximity to Seattle, or access to sparkling rivers, you can enjoy it all from the comfort of your dream home.

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Moving Soon? 6 Washington Communities For the Outdoorsy Family

Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on May 29, 2018 8:55:46 AM

Topics: Custom Home Washington

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast who is looking to relocate soon, Washington state may be your heaven on earth. It’s known as the Evergreen State for a reason: Washington has more state parks than any other state, diverse recreational options, towering, old-growth forests, and beautiful beaches and lakes. Plus, we have a unique climate and geography that runs the spectrum from a west coast marine climate to snow-capped mountains to high desert.

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