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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist – Tips for Winterizing Your Home

As temperatures begin to dip below freezing throughout the Pacific Northwest, now’s the time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. To help give you a head start, we’ve created this simple winter-ready checklist with tips on winterizing your home. Prevent Ice Damming Clear the roof and gutters of white slush after heavy … read more “Winter Home Maintenance Checklist – Tips for Winterizing Your Home”

Show Us Your Holiday Lights Contest 2020!

It’s that time of the year again! Show us your home’s interior or exterior holiday lighting display for a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card.* Submit your photo in the comments section of the Facebook post located on our company page here: Show Us Your Lights! Entry must be your home and located … read more “Show Us Your Holiday Lights Contest 2020!”

Tips for Finding Land for Your New Home

One of the first steps in your homebuilding journey is finding land for your dream home. Picking a location you love is key to the enjoyment of your home for many years. Here are some tips for finding land on which to build your new home. Determine What Characteristics Matter Most What location characteristics matter … read more “Tips for Finding Land for Your New Home”

Be Ready, Be Prepared – Natural Disaster Precautions & Preparations

With the recent Pacific Northwest wildfires still weighing heavy on our hearts, we wanted to provide tips on how to be prepared if the unthinkable happens again and you find yourself needing to safeguard or evacuate your home during a natural disaster. Important Documents Make sure your insurance policies are up-to-date and provide coverage for … read more “Be Ready, Be Prepared – Natural Disaster Precautions & Preparations”

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – Simple Tips to Care for Your Home This Fall

Regular home maintenance is vital to the longevity of your home. Being a long-term investment, you want to keep its appearance, structural integrity, and value up to par. By caring for your home now, it will cost you less money overall by reducing damage and repairs while increasing your home’s value. We’ve compiled a list … read more “Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – Simple Tips to Care for Your Home This Fall”

Sweat Equity in On-Your-Land Homebuilding

With on-your-land homebuilding, the industry-standard encourages customers to perform “sweat equity” with a goal of saving thousands of dollars and creating an instant equity home build. The pitch is by managing site development related tasks, including excavation contractors, physically cleaning your homesite during construction, final home cleaning, and home painting, you can save what your … read more “Sweat Equity in On-Your-Land Homebuilding”

Pacific Northwest Wildfire Resources

Our hearts are heavy seeing communities, homes, businesses, and lives lost from the devastating wildfires across Oregon, Washington and California.  Thank you to all the frontline hero’s – our firefighters, medical personnel, first responders and volunteers – for your bravery and service. We, like many of you, want to help however and wherever we can. We’ve … read more “Pacific Northwest Wildfire Resources”

Value Per Square Foot vs. Price Per Square Foot

When buying a new home, we’ve all been told to ask, “What’s the price per square foot?” But there’s a better way to find the perfect builder and the perfect home for your family. Let us explain and make comparison shopping easier for you when building a new home on-your-land. Improper Comparisons Because homes can … read more “Value Per Square Foot vs. Price Per Square Foot”

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist – Simple Tips to Care for Your Home

Regular home maintenance is vital to the longevity of your home. Being a long-term investment, you want to keep its appearance, structural integrity, and value up to par. By caring for your home now, it will cost you less money overall by reducing damage and repairs while increasing the value of your home. We hear … read more “Summer Home Maintenance Checklist – Simple Tips to Care for Your Home”

COBA Tour of Homes 2020

Visit our featured homes in the COBA Tour of Homes July 10-12 & July 17-19, 2020 Fridays: 12pm-6pm Saturdays & Sundays: 10am-5pm   1886 NE Bear Creek Rd. – Bend, Oregon 3 Bedroom  I  2 Bath  I  1,281 sq. ft. + 1 Bedroom  I  1 Bath  I  582 sq. ft. ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) COBA … read more “COBA Tour of Homes 2020”