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Encore in Columbia City gets new sales team

By June 7, 2021


Encore, the 96-unit new condo going up in Columbia City switched out its sales team this year. With a new sales team from Polaris Pacific in place, they’ve put 7 units under contract since the end of April. It is unclear how many units that the first sales and marketing team had put under reservation are sticking with it since some of those reservations were from 2018 when the world looked a lot different than it does today. So we don’t know how many units have been spoken for or not.

Encore’s challenge is going to be that two-thirds of their units are studios and open one bedrooms at a time when many buyers are looking for one bedrooms with dens. But perhaps we’ll see a surge in demand for pied-a-terres as people work from their cabin and only come into the office a few times a month.

Here’s a few photos from our visit to the sales center:

“1st release launch pricing”

Unit typeSquare footage rangePrice range
Studio / 1 bath366 to 396 sq. ft.$299,000 to $369,000
Urban 1 bed / 1 bath530 to 594 sq. ft.$399,000 to $457,000
1 bed / 1 bath618 sq. ft.$467,000
1 bed / 1 bath + den746 to 765 sq. ft.$502,000 to $520,000
2 bed / 2 bath889 to 1,002 sq. ft.$605,000 to $670,000

Sample pricing

ResidencePlanPlan TypeSizePriceParking
215A4Studio / 1 bath391 sq. ft.$299,000n/a
202B8Urban 1 bed / 1 bath542 sq. ft.$399,000Optional
306C31 bed / 1 bath618 sq. ft.$467,000Included
322D41 bed / 1 bath + den765 sq. ft.$520,000Included
223E72 bed / 2 bath1,002 sq. ft.$657,000Included

Parking, HOAs, etc

Obviously one of the big draws of Encore is its proximity to light rail, but that said there are 61 parking stalls which are priced at $35k or $45k for an EV spot.

The homeowner’s association is managed by CWD with dues of $0.78 a square foot a month.

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