New Home Communities Bend Oregon
Who’s Building New Construction Homes in Bend?
We’ll take a look at FOUR Pahlisch Homes communitie in Bend. Pahlisch has been building homes in Oregon since 1983. They must have been at the head of the line to buy land after the last expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary in 2016, because they have the largest share of new developments in Bend right now.
1. Treeline development in NW Bend
Treeline is situated on 28 acres and was a part of the 2016 Urban Growth Expansion in 2016. It will be built in 3 phases: phase 1 (42 parcels), Phase 2 (9 parcels), and Phase 3 (14 parcels).
The community will include a mix of townhomes and single-family homes with three phases for a total of 63 lots. The northwest side of town offers a quiet mix of winding streets, tall pine trees, quaint shops and restaurants, trails, and nearby parks to add to the lifestyle of Bendites.
- Available floor plans: 1,800 – 3,000 sq. feet
- Homes Starting at: mid $600,000’s
- Architecture Style: Pacific Northwest craftsman with modern touches
- Location: Downtown Bend OR (3 miles), Old Mill District (4 miles), Mt. Bachelor (25 miles)
2. Petrosa development in NE Bend
Petrosa was created with an intentional blend of all the things you need to live, work, and play your very best: residences, retail, swimming pools, parks, green spaces, paths, neighborhood school, and much more. Areas for every element of this ideal mix have been specifically designated well before building ever begins to ensure that each piece of the community composition makes sense in relation to one another as it grows.
No pricing has been released yet, but based on pricing at Luderman Crossing and Purcell Landing which are under construction now, my guess is that townhomes will start in the high $300k’s or low $400ks and SF homes in the high $400k’s or low $500k’s.
3. Purcell Landing near St Charles Hospital in NE Bend
Purcell Landing began selling TOWNHOMES last year and continues to release one “block” (usually 4 or 5 townhomes) at a time with a price increase each time. The most recent release of the 3 bed/2 bath, 1,450sf townhomes are selling at $369,900 (base price). The HOA is currently $159/month and covers all maintenance of the exterior of the home and landscaping. This makes for a very low maintenance option for those who don’t need any outdoor space.
4. Luderman Crossing in SE Bend
The next Phase of Luderman Crossing will be coming sometime this year. Currently they are releasing ONE LOT at a time to their WAIT LIST of interested buyers and Relators. I’ve been notified of 2 lots (4 homes) of Townhomes come up for sale, but haven’t been notified of the next phase of Single-Family homes yet. Stay tuned! Prices in this community start in the mid $400k’s.
There are 2 styles of Townhomes planned and one is Single-level, which may appeal to those who want to retire here. The Orchard with 2 beds/2baths and about 1,000 sf and a Single-car garage is the Single-level TH.
The Sydney is the 2-story plan that has been offered at $449,900 recently and is larger at over 1,900sf, 3 bed/2bath and a 2-car garage. The HOA for Townhomes is in the range of $160-$170/mo.
For the Single Family homes, there is a small monthly HOA fee that covers maintaining the front landscaping, snow removal and common areas, but because there is a new 37 acre park coming this year just down the road (Alpenglow Park) they chose not to add any parks or other amenities inside this community.
5. TOP SECRET TIP….you must know this if looking at New Construction Homes!
So, it used to be you could drive around to different communities, tour the models and take your time deciding where you wanted to live. Then you would choose your lot and which floorplan you wanted on your lot and then, the most exciting part…going to the Design Center to choose all your finishes! Due to the lack of inventory of homes to sell, even new construction sales have changed. If you want to know when homes are going to come on the market, you’ll need the help of your Realtor SOONER in the process than you might imagine.
From my experience, here’s my BEST ADVICE:
- Do your research on all of the New Home Communities
- Choose a few that you think you want to live in
- Choose your Buyer’s Agent and tell them which communities interest you the most
- Your Realtor will sign both of you up on the community’s WAITING or INTEREST LIST and you’ll both be notified when homes come available. These homes will most likely NOT SHOW UP IN YOUR MLS search or on Zillow, Trulia, etc. You’ll need to GET IN LINE early if you want to have a chance at a new construction home in the current market.