Q. Is there an HOA and what does it cost?
Q. When do HOA fees start?
Q. What do HOA fees cover?
Q. Where are the Common Areas for Highlands?
Q. What is the process to purchase a lot?
Q. What does the addendum cover and why do we need it?
Q. Are there future phases planned?
Q. Is this property in the tsunami inundation zone or flood plain and are there wetlands on the property?
Q. Do I have to use one of your partner builders to build my home?
Q. May I use my own real estate agent or broker?
Q. Are your prices negotiable?
Q. Is there a model home we can see?
Q: Is there an HOA and what does it cost?
A: Yes, it’s a one time charge of $300 at escrow and $80/mo, paid quarterly through an ACH.
Q: When do HOA fees start?
A: At the close of escrow on your lot OR home purchase.
Q: What do HOA fees cover?
A: The streets and retention pond are owned and maintained by the city. The HOA manages all Common Areas.
Q: Where are the Common Areas for Highlands?
A: The entrance at Highlands Dr and Classic St; all road sides and open areas; the hillside above Classic St; the 4+ acre green space between SeaView and Meadows neighborhoods; all trails as they’re installed.
Q: What is the process to purchase a lot?
A: If the neighborhood is platted, it’s a standard purchase as is any open land purchase. If the neighborhood is under construction, you may purchase and open escrow, but not close until the plat is recorded. We use the same contract as if it were platted, but add an addendum to cover the unplatted status.
Q: What does the addendum cover and why do we need it?
A: A lot cannot be sold if it’s not platted. The addendum allows escrow to open, but not close until after plat recording by Tillamook County. It also commits Encore to a date to complete the development for platting, so escrow is not open ended and you have Encore’s commitment to complete the work.
Q: Are there future phases planned?
A: Highlands is planned to cover the northwest corner of the 70 acre parcel. This will be approximately 20 acres. Development will continue on the “driving range” property to the south and downhill from Highlands. The balance of the property on the east is under consideration.
Q: Is this property in the tsunami inundation zone or flood plain and are there wetlands on the property?
A: The entire 70 acres is above the tsunami inundation zone., out of the flood plain and there are no wetlands on the property.
Q: Do I have to use one of your partner builders to build my home?
A: While we recommend our partners, you are not obliged to use them. All house plans, however, must be submitted to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) of the HOA for approval. See the ARC Guidelines under the “Resources” tab on our website.
Q: May I use my own real estate agent or broker?
A: Yes, all agents and brokers are welcome and will be paid a 2.5% commission. Should you choose to go direct, Encore provides a broker to help you through the process.
Q: Are your prices negotiable?
A: No, lots purchased directly from Encore aren’t negotiable. All lots are priced and lists may be found under the Resources tab on the website. Lots are sold on a first come, first serve basis only at the posted price.
Q: Is there a model home we can see?
A: The original intent of the development was to have model homes, but the demand is so strong we have been selling homes before the foundation is completed and lots prior to excavation. We post photos, renderings and floor plans of partner models and homes built by independent builders as they provide them to Encore. See our website under the individual neighborhoods.