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How to Get a Custom Home Loan

Sep 18th, 2019 How to Get a Custom Home Loan

First, it’s important to remember that custom home loans are different than home-buying loans: You’re essentially taking out a construction loan on something that doesn’t yet exist, whose final value won’t be known for months or years, and that will take a longer period of time to build. This means there’s a much higher risk […]

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Port Angeles Home Delivers Epic Views

Jun 14th, 2019 Port Angeles Home Delivers Epic Views

When you ask the Lesleys what they sought most for their new custom home, their answer is simple: Maximize the views. And rightfully so: The 5-acre property, perched on the side of the Olympic Mountains, offers a sweeping panorama of Port Angeles, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria, and Mount Baker. To ensure the […]

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Buying Land on Bainbridge Island

May 28th, 2019 Buying Land on Bainbridge Island

Island living brings a lot of perks—from safe seclusion to stunning views—but also unique challenges. Buying land on Bainbridge Island involves a few hurdles, first in finding a great parcel and then navigating regulations and requirements. Here are a few things to consider when buying property and how it can impact your timeline and budget: […]

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Estes Builders Completes 500th Home

May 25th, 2019 Estes Builders Completes 500th Home

On May 24, Estes Builders handed over the keys to its 500th custom home. Perched on the side of the Olympic Mountains outside of Port Angeles, Wash., the 2,650-square-foot Northwest Contemporary offers panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, British Columbia, and Mount Baker from nearly every room. Other highlights include a sweeping […]

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