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?
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.
Learn more about what goes into building a custom home
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.
Navigating The Permitting Process
Top 5 Tips for Site Development When Building on Your Own Land
Do You Have Duplexes?
Yes! The Pines floor plan (the Arvada floor plan in Arizona), which features 2,424 square feet that includes two 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath homes in each unit. We also offer the Harmony floor plan (the Bayfield plan in Arizona), which is 2,548 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in each unit.
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.
Learn more about the quality products used at Adair.
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.
Top Benefits of Customizing Your Home With a Builder vs. DIY
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 primary suite 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.
Learn more about Custom Homes
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.
Will You Help Me Through the Process?
We’d love to! With nearly 22,000 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!
Download this guide to learn 7 things you should know before building a custom home.
Do you have developments?
Adair Homes is a true, on-your-lot custom builder, meaning that we do not have developments or communities. We build your dream home, at your dream location! If you do not currently own land, our Homeownership Counselors can help guide you through the steps of finding, purchasing, and preparing the land to build your dream home on.
Custom Homebuilding: Subdivisions vs Building on Your Own Land
How do I find land?
Many of our customers have never purchased land before they visit one of our sales office locations for the very first time. Lucky for you, we’ve developed an easy process, online tools, and a network of real estate professionals to help you find the perfect spot to build your dream home. Visit our blog links below to get started.
How To Find Land For Your Custom Home
Ask an Expert: Finding the Perfect Piece of Land
How to Pick the Best Land For Your New Custom Home
Realtor Marketing Blog: Realtor Advice for Finding Land
What is the Benefit of Using AFS?
Adair 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.
How to Finance Your New Custom Home Build
How to Finance Your Home When You Already Own Land
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 Adair Financial Services in 2016
Building Sweat Equity Into Your Custom Home
The Incredible Value of Sweat Equity