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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

How do I get started?
Call or email us with your questions. If you know the home style you want, we’ll help you determine where best to build it!
What’s the process for buying a lot?

Choose your lot and submit a standard real estate contract to purchase to us. There is no need to hire a real estate broker but we are pleased to work with one if you prefer. Will you build? – You can choose a builder from our list of preferred builders or you can choose a builder of your own. If you choose a new builder, we would need to qualify them, but that’s a fairly simple process. The new builder needs to be familiar with LEED building and the LEED certification process. A new builder also needs to be aware of our pervious paving and agree to protect it and the surrounding lots during the building process. 

What if I want a rowhouse or attached house?
That’s great! If you’re interested in building a rowhouse or attached house, we’ll build the other part. Each rowhouse or attached house is a fee simple house, that is you own the house and the land under it. Shared walls are on the lot line.
Who are the preferred builders?
We have three preferred builders who are familiar with Pringle Creek Community, our pervious paving and geothermal system.
What is the Development Review Committee?
Also known as the Design Review Committee, these folks ensure homes and landscaping are consistent with the quality of homes throughout the community. They review new plans and siting of homes on lots to ensure view and light corridors are protected for both the new home and adjacent homes.
What if I want to build a custom home?
Fantastic! Select your own architect or designer to design your home. The architect will meet with the Development Review Committee during the design process to ensure the plans and lot layout are consistent with the quality of homes in Pringle Creek Community.
Do you have other plans?
There are conceptual designs and floor plans for additional home styles including live-work, carriage house, four house rowhouse, treehouse and single-family small lot homes. A designer would need to complete permit ready plans based on the conceptual designs.
Are there Home Owners Association fees?
Currently there are no Home Owners Association (HOA) fees. When Pringle Creek Community is approximately 50% built out, the HOA will assume the responsibility for common areas and amenities, and begin collecting monthly fees. HOA fees will be $100 per month. If you are in a rowhome or attached home, a small sub-association will care for maintenance of the building’s shared features such as the roof and siding. Presently, there is an assessment of $100 per year for centralized recycling and garbage. *The projections for when HOA fees would begin and how much they will cost are estimates and subject to change.
What are the community amenities?
Pringle Creek Community is proud to boast of: 12 acres of shared space that includes parks, gardens, orchards and groves of sequoia and fir trees; Pringle Creek runs through the property and benches along the creek provide a place to stop and enjoy the comforting sight and sound of the creek; Walking and bike trails throughout our 32 acre campus; The Guest Cottage is available at a reduced rate for residents when company is coming; Painters Hall is the community building and is available at no charge to residents for parties, receptions, meetings and classes; Community garden space at no charge; Glasshouse gardening space for year-round gardening at no charge; Edible landscaping – residents are able to pick apples, cherries, pears, peaches, plums, blueberries and strawberries from our orchards and berry patches
What if we have two cars?
Pringle Creek Community’s refinement plan calls for one off street parking place for each home. Some homes can have a tandem garage with parking for two vehicles one in front of the other. There is ample on street parking throughout the community. Future plans call for a shared community car and pickup truck!
Are animals allowed?
Yes, of course! Pringle Creek is animal friendly. Not all homes lend themselves to a fenced yard, especially ones that are adjacent to common space. Fence designs are approved by the Development Review Committee
What about commercial spaces?
Commercial spaces surround the Village Green, including three historic buildings that are or are in the process of being refurbished (Painters Hall, Carpentry, Root Cellar). There are a few additional commercial spaces for future building and live-work spaces for professional services. All commercial endeavors will harmonize with the principles and ideals of Pringle Creek Community.