The annual Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Tour Of Homes is set to take place this weekend and next…
July 12th-14th and July 19th-21st
Fridays: 12-6pm | Saturdays & Sundays: 10-5pm
As I type this the first 10 homes have been uploaded to the online guide. I expect the rest will up later today or tomorrow.
As I wrote last month, the tour is a fantastic opportunity to see new homes throughout central Oregon – potentially including some areas that are normally gated. It’s also a great way to see what different builders are doing. I’ve been going on the tour since 2004 (when I was working as an architect – long before I was ever a real estate broker). In those days, I was going simply to see the latest design trends. But I also got to discover places that I wouldn’t normally have had access to – like Brasada Ranch and Ranch At The Canyons.
The tour is completely FREE and self-guided. Simply show up to any of the homes when they are open on days/times listed above to check them out. See as many (or as few) as you like!
The printed guide should be included with tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) Bend Bulletin newspaper. They are also available for free at the COBA office, 1051 NE 4th St, Bend, OR 97702. I am intending to drop by that office later this afternoon to pick up some copies – which I will make available at our Bend office, 404 SW Columbia St #110, Bend, OR 97702. Most of the homes on the tour should have complimentary copies of the guide as well.
I really can’t recommend the tour enough. It’s a great way to see what local builders are doing – both from production and custom standpoints. And if you are new to central Oregon, it’s a fantastic way familiarize yourself with the area.
Chefs On Tour
TOMORROW – Wednesday evening, July 10th
Additionally, there is a limited preview of six of the homes on this year’s tour via the 2019 COBA Chefs On Tour. This is a ticketed (paid) event that offers the “first look at six of the beautiful homes featured on the Tour of Homes! In each home, a local chef will be showcased offering a tasty bite of their choice paired with beer and wine. It’s a fun evening around town that you won’t want to miss!”
Hope to see you on the tour!