Cascade West Builders Celebrating 25 Years

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Custom Homes

 Cascade West have developed time trusted systems and tools to make the homebuilding process efficient and manageable for you. We have a huge amount of choice selections available for each home plan. We have seasoned staff that assists with all facets of the homebuilding process from land acquisition to permitting, to financing to plan customization. 

- WHERE DO I START???

First step is finding the right piece of property. Cascade West owns different communities throughout SW Washington and Portland, OR. Our seasoned and trained staff can also help pick out available lots to purchase in your chosen area.  

Second is picking a home plan that meets your needs and hits your budget. Cascade West has 100's of floor plans from 1,700 to 4,500 sq. ft. - thoughtfully designed to appeal to a number of different communities, lifestyles and living situations.

- I’VE PICKED OUT MY PLAN AND I FOUND MY PROPERTY BUT I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO COST BEFORE I MOVE FORWARD.

Because of Cascade West Developments highly trained staff we can go through home plans and structural options,  and once the plan and property are identified, almost ninety-five (95%) percent of the total price can be estimated at that point.

There are six price components in an acreage build with Cascade West.

1. Land

2. Site Development and Permits

3. Base Price of Home

4. Structural Options

5. Personal Choices

6. Special Price Requests (Plan Customization and Custom Options)

If you are purchasing a home on land that Cascade West Development already owns, the three components of the build (Land, site development, base price of home) have already been determined and are available to the customer.

For land you are purchasing, we will provide an estimate for the required permits and site development costs to get the property “foundation ready”.

After selecting your desired structural options with your Cascade West Project Manager and identifying any Special Price Requests, the only outstanding component for your final price are your Personal Choices from the Design Studio.

- HOW DO I TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO FINALIZE MY PRICE AND START THE PROJECT?

You enter into a Construction Deposit Agreement and put down a deposit (of the total price). Many customers choose to submit for building permits at this stage, which can shave over a month off the process. At this point, the purchase of your home and your deposit is contingent upon two things:

1) Loan Approval – You already would have a pre-approval at this stage but you would apply for full loan approval with confirmed income, assets, and credit.

2) Site Development Feasibility – Cascade West Developments land and construction specialists will visit the site, review the permitting fees, zoning regulations, private restrictions (easements, CCRs, etc.), and confirm the feasibility and cost of getting your property “foundation ready”. If the site development costs come in higher than the previous estimate, then you have no obligation to move forward.

While Cascade West's Team is “proofing” the cost and feasibility of building on your property, you will have your customization appointment. At your appointment with our in house specialist, which takes a couple of hours at our office, you will have confirmed all the interior finishes to your home including appliances, cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, and hard and soft surfaces. After your appointment, the final cost component of your project is defined and its time to finalize the paperwork and start building!!!!.

- HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN MOVE IN?

Home construction takes around 120 days from breaking ground to move-in. Permitting can take anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks, which is why is a good idea to authorize the permit submittal early in the process. Prior to construction starting, a preconstruction conference is held where you review your site specific building plans to ensure all selected structural options and personal choices are shown. During the 120 build period you will have several scheduled appointments with your project manager and on-site superintendent to walk the home and evaluate the progress.

At completion, you will have an orientation on the care of your home and all warranties will be explained. Now there’s nothing left except the ever exciting– MOVING DAY!!