How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Central Oregon?

The Average Cost to Build a House in Oregon

In 2023, the average cost to build a house in Oregon is $125 to $160 per square foot, but it’s easy to exceed that average range. When choosing to build a home, there are many factors that must be considered. What size & type of home are you looking for?  The number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and fixtures can quickly raise the price of your custom home. Based on’s estimates, the typical cost to build a house in 2022 ranges from $110,995 – $451,111. In Bend, Oregon the average is $250,000.

About Bend & Central Oregon

Central Oregon has some of the most scenic areas, not only on the west coast, but in the entire country.  Consisting of three counties: Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook, this area experiences huge tourism due to mild temperatures and activities such as fishing, hiking, rock climbing, and pretty much any other outdoor activity you can imagine.  

These factors play into the fact that the population of Bend is growing at a rate of 2.7% annually and reached its highest population of 106,023 in 2021.  This also means that there are fewer and fewer options for pre-built homes available for people looking to move to Bend.

What is the Median Cost of a Pre-built House in Central Oregon?

According to, in September 2021 the median listing price for a home in Bend was $689,000 with a price/sq ft of $366.  In Deschutes County, where Bend is located, the median listing price was $597,000 and had a price of $342 per square foot.  These numbers also reflect a “sellers market” which means there are more people looking to buy than there are homes available.

The Cost of a Custom Built House with New Era Homes

With four different categories of homes and multiple floor plan options to choose from, the price can vary when you decide what type of custom home build best fits your needs & budget.  

These prices are for the home only built on the customer’s land. While our price per square foot is very compelling, it is one of 3 costs that make up the entire budget of your custom home.  The other two are the land costs and development costs of the land.

Every New Era Home also features over 152 high quality standard features that other builders call options.  These features will help to make your new custom built home the perfect fit for you and your family.

Choose New Era Homes to Build Your Semi-Custom House in Oregon

We are here to help guide you through the meaningful and important process of building a new home in Central Oregon. Please let us know how we can best serve you by contacting us directly.

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