New Home Construction in Portland, OR.

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Portland Central

New Construction Homes in Portland

New home construction and neighborhood development are the hottest real estate trends in Portland this summer. As you have probably noticed driving around, some neighborhoods have a new development project or two, with new homes under construction at various stages of completion.

Some places have price ranges advertised, such as "Starting in the low 300s", other building sites won't give out even that generic piece of information. As you drive away, you wonder about the new homes and their features, finishes, layout and size.

Search New Homes, Move-in Ready and Under Construction in Portland, OR

New construction home floor plans

A good place to start your research could be the builder's website, be it Lennar, Arbor or D.R. Horton. The national home builders will offer you an overwhelming amount of information, including details and specifics for their developments in Oregon and the Northwest.

Local builders in Portland and surrounding areas, like Pacific Lifestyle Homes, Renaissance and Legend Homes have a great web presence too. You can learn about their particular style of building homes that appeal to local buyers, awards or recent model homes in prestigious neighborhoods, such as Street of Dreams.

Street of Dreams Home

Another approach to the search for a new home would be to treat it like a regular home search, using a service that connects into the local Multiple Listing Service (RMLS, for Portland and Vancouver, WA). This way you'll be able to find all the new construction homes listed for sale in the area, from all builders.

Builder's new home construction sale process

Both local and national home builders will start the development process between 6 and 12 months before actually breaking ground. They will arrange for surveying the land, planning and engineering, choosing a few floor plans and finishes for the new neighborhood. The creation of a home owners association (HOA) might be required by the city in order to receive plan approval.

Once the actual construction work begins, the builder will decide to start marketing the new homes for sale. This is usually done by a team of real estate professionals that will represent and negotiate on behalf of the builder.

Click the image below to see all new construction homes in Portland area!

New home construction on map of Portland

The real estate team will post the homes on RMLS, the system that feeds most websites in Oregon, so the vast majority of buyers will find them using their preferred site.

A search for new construction homes in Portland on our page will return the most current homes for sale, based on your specific needs, like size, number of bedrooms and baths, price and $/sq.ft.

The results will show on a map of the area, as seen in the image (Click the image for the actual search results, a list of all current new home construction listings in Portland, OR.)

Biggest mistake made when buying a new construction home...

Is not getting proper representation and it happens all the time. Just as you wouldn't appear in court without your own attorney, you shouldn't approach buying a new construction without your buy-side real estate broker.

The sale agents in builder's office are not representing you, their work for the seller. Why would anyone assume they have the buyers best interest in mind? Find an agent with experience in representing new construction buyers or hire us to negotiate with the builder on your behalf.

Use the "Ask me a question" form to let us know you're looking for a new home construction

Just send us the name of builder, development or new neighborhood and we'll reply with the project's documentation, including Home Owner's Association bylaws, community guidelines, CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions), plat map, other recorded documents. We might have a builders information package on your specific location from working with a previous buyer, would be an easy email forward.

Thank you for visiting our page on new home construction, hope you found the information useful.

Comments (20)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Victor Bulbes everyone loves a new home..... and new construction sets the pace for the real estate market.....new homes are my team's niche.... we market for land and have new homes are our focus....nice first blog post....

Aug 17, 2015 08:25 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to ActiveRain....you'll enjoy marketing on this platform....it's a place to learn, share, market and network.... I hope you enjoy all of it as much as I have over the past 6 years.....keep those wonderful blog posts flowing....you did a great job on your first one, and I'd expect the rest to flow and nicely as this one....

Aug 17, 2015 08:27 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

A great presentation on your new construction - welcome to Active Rain. We are glad to have you here! We hope you contribute on a regular basis! 

Aug 17, 2015 09:27 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Welcome to ActiveRain. This is a useful overview of new home construction in Portland, OR.

Aug 17, 2015 10:13 PM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Barbara Todaro thank you for the kind words and encouragement! I'm looking forward to connecting and learning from other agents on ActiveRain. Good meeting you!!

Aug 18, 2015 03:17 AM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Thank you for the kind words Lise Howe!

Aug 18, 2015 03:19 AM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Thank you for the kind words Kat Palmiotti! Hope to make the new home construction a niche to specialize in here in Portland, OR.

Aug 18, 2015 03:22 AM
Michele Milic
Realty ONE Group ~ 702.419.5359 - Las Vegas, NV

Victor, very nice post with great info for buyers looking into new construction homes in Portland area.

Welcome to Active rain and congratulations on your first post. Wishing you much success with your future blogging.

Aug 18, 2015 08:35 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

wow.. with that many points, its not your first day here, but first post?? hhmm  great job on it . i love new homes:)

Aug 18, 2015 01:19 PM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Michele Milic thank you for the kind words!

Best wishes for you too in Las Vegas!

Aug 19, 2015 07:47 AM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

MIKE ROCK, new homes are the best! Thank you for the comment :))

Aug 19, 2015 07:49 AM
Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
Empire Network Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
The Rise of An Empire, Let's Build Yours!

Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

Aug 22, 2015 03:15 AM
Vick The Broker Olympus Executive Realty
Olympus Executive Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
Home Of The Top Producers

Welcome to AR, Congrats on your first blog, look forward to all your future blog post. Its a great place to share your Real Estate thoughts and experiences. 

Aug 22, 2015 04:11 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Victor,

A very impressive home!

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
Bob

Aug 23, 2015 03:50 PM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Managing Broker, thank you for the kind wishes!

Aug 24, 2015 09:39 AM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Vick Pacheco ~ Luxury Homes & Lifestyles, thank you! 

Aug 24, 2015 09:41 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Victor - Good information for buyers considering buying  new home construction in the Portland Oregon area.

Aug 24, 2015 02:53 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Victor - Congratulations on your first post here in the Rain, and welcome to the ActiveRain community.

Aug 24, 2015 02:53 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Please know that the ambassadors, those with orange badges, are here to help and answer questions.

Aug 24, 2015 02:53 PM
Victor Bulbes
Keller Williams Realty Portland Central - Portland, OR
Oregon Real Estate Broker

Christine Donovan, thank you for the kind words and warm welcome!

Aug 25, 2015 03:29 AM

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