You Have Questions
And We Have Answers
At Adair Homes, we believe that informed customers are confident customers. We know that building your dream home is one of the most important investments you’ll make for your family. An exceptional building experience begins with the right builder.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions (and answers) from our customers.
What is a Site Visit?
A Site Visit is a complimentary service that we offer to help you plan your budget and make the most of your location. Once you’ve selected an Adair Homes floor plan and found the land you want to build on, an Adair Homes Pro Team member will walk your lot with you to discuss any work that will need to be done to the land prior to building, how to place your home on the land to maximize sun exposure and views, and more. You’ll even receive a plot plan that shows the proposed location of your home on your land… free!
How Long Will it Take to Build My Home?
On average, your home will be completed 125 days after foundation is poured. Your actual build time may be subject to weather delays depending on the location of your home and the time of year. Some of the other factors that can impact the timeline include: strains on the local jurisdiction, homeowner participation, availability of qualified trade partners, and the complexity of your build. The Home Ownership Counselor in your local Design Center will be able to advise you on what you can expect.
What is Site Development?
Every successful custom home build begins with land that is properly prepared for construction. Depending on the land this may include grading, clearing, sewer excavation, permitting and other items. At Adair Homes, we work with you to complete these items at a minimal cost with no markups through our unique homeowner participation process.
Do You Have Duplexes?
Yes! The Pines floor plan features 2,424 square feet that includes two 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath homes.
Do You Build Shells or Super Shells?
We do not build shells or super shells. Instead, we work with each customer to find a floor plan that fits within their budget and that can be customized to meet their needs.
Can I Provide My Own Finish Materials?
At Adair Homes we offer one of the most competitive home warranties in the industry. We stand behind our work because we use only the highest quality materials and the most experienced trade partners. This gives our customers greater peace of mind. For this reason, we limit customer participation.
Can I Do Work on My Home to Save Money?
At Adair Homes we have a trusted team of professionals to keep your home on time and on budget. In some cases, we may be able to offer flexibility to invest “sweat equity” in your home. Visit a Design Center and talk to a Home Ownership Counselor to learn more.
Can I Make My Home Bigger or Change the Layout?
Absolutely! Every Adair Homes custom home floor plan is just a starting point. Make rooms bigger, move walls, add a dual master and more. That’s the fun of building a custom home! For more information about specific customizations, visit a Design Center and talk to a Home Ownership Counselor.
In the rare case that one of our many custom home floor plans doesn’t meet your needs we can also design and build your home from scratch. Simply bring us your ideas to a Design Center and our friendly team is happy to help.
Do You Have Basements or Daylight Basements?
Yes. In fact, we’ll go one step further. Since every customer has a different vision for their basement, and every lot has unique considerations when building a basement, we’ll provide you with upfront pricing for your basement addition based on your location.
Can You Build a Plan from Another Builder?
While we cannot build another builder’s floor plan, we will work with you to include your wants and needs into your new Adair home. We encourage you to gather photos, ideas, and inspiration to share with your Home Ownership Counselor to design a home that’s picture perfect for you.
What is turn-key?
In our Aurora and Woodland office when you select the Adair Homes Turn Key service, we will manage your Custom Adair Home from vision to handing you your keys. This includes site development, permitting and the construction of your new home. Ideal for the customer whose time is the most valuable commodity, so they are not interested in the standard Adair Homes Participation program.
All Adair locations have options that can create a more turn key experience, just ask for more details at your local branch.
Will You Help Me Through the Process?
We’d love to! With nearly 20,000 custom homes built to date, many of them for customers who had never built a custom home before, we love helping our customers through the process. In fact, there’s a reason why many of the experts you’ll be working with are so knowledgeable - many of them are Adair Homes customers, too!
What is the Benefit of Using AFS?
Alliance Financial Services is a sister company of Adair Homes and provides construction financing for our customers. While you are free to work with any lender you choose, working with AFS does offer several significant advantages. Each year, AFS is the trusted construction financing team for hundreds of Adair Home customers. This experience means AFS can offer competitive financing programs and a more seamless and stress-free building experience for you.
Can AFS Do VA Loans?
Yes! We love our veterans. AFS offers a convenient two-step process for construction loan financing. The second step, your permanent financing, can be set up as a VA loan. For more information contact an AFS representative.
How Much Equity Will I Have When I Move In?
In 2016, Adair Homes customers experienced an average of 26% equity in their home by the time they moved in*. However, past experience is no indication of future performance. Factors such as market conditions, selected upgrades, and price of land (just to name a few) can impact home values.
*Based on customers who obtained financing through Alliance Financial Services in 2016
How Long Will it Take to Build My Home?
Our average build time from foundation poured is approximately 4-6 months. Your actual build time may be subject to weather delays, strains on the local jurisdiction, homeowner participation, availability of qualified trade partners, and the complexity of your build. The Home Ownership Counselor in your local Design Center will be able to advise you on what you can expect.
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