Duke Warner Realty

Bend, Oregon Guide to Building a Home

Do you have some land in Bend, Oregon? or maybe have your eye on some? Bend is the perfect place for building your dream home – however there are certain steps you need to know before you get started.

Site Selection

As they say, location is everything and in Central Oregon there is quite a bit of rock. Consider where the location is and the cost, as it may be less due to future building fees. Moreover, if you choose a flat area, the site costs may be lower but it’s likely said lot will be higher in price.

Additional items pertaining to location to consider are property taxes, HOA fees, and maintenance fees.

Local Requirements

Work with a builder who is familiar with the area. This way, you can be sure to remain compliant with things like SDCs (system development costs) or if you are building in a neighborhood with a HOA, you must also consider their requirements and fees.

Site Development Costs

Site development costs may include removing trees and stones, leveling the ground, grading, creating drainage systems, drilling a well, installing a septic system, and connecting utilities.

Permitting Fees

All new construction projects call for a building permit, along with various other requirements like environmental permits for building near rivers.

Home Costs

First, get an idea of what you want and need in your home. Choose a floor plan that best suits your preferences to create a reliable base cost. Other Costs The land and your home itself are just the beginning of the costs. You also must consider:

Pick a Contractor

There are plenty of quality contractors to choose from here in Central Oregon. Be sure to “shop around” to find the one you like the best. Take account of previous projects, current projects and talk about timelines, goals as well as expectations. It’s best to be comfortable with the other party as there will be quite of bit of decision making over the course of the build.

Ready to Build?

There are many details to consider when home building in Bend. We recommend double checking with local offices for codes and recommendations as well as working with a local builder to get the most out of your experience. If you’re ready to make the move on a piece of land, contact one of our many talented brokers!

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