I've looked at other new condo communities (not in Milpitas) but this actually used higher quality materials than other places for comparable prices. For me, it was either this or an overpriced fixer upper elsewhere. I ended up using their lender to get down payment and closing cost assistance plus one year free HOA. I couldn't pass that deal up.
The HOA is on the higher end but you have to factor that in to your budget. It ranges from ~350 to 500 depending on the unit size you are looking for.
If you are serious about purchasing then we should sync up and I would split the $5000 referal fee with you per http://www.drhorton.com/corp/GetPromotions.do?dv=Y9 … $2500 is worth the hour drive for me to show up.
From what I was told, the parking garage is structured so that people that bought on the 4th floor get parking spaces on the 4th floor (99% of the time). I'm on the first floor with my parking on the first level. The sales folks even stated this during a previous walk through. But its always good to re-confirm this prior to choosing a place. They have already preallocated the parking spaces for each unit so should be able to tell you.
Also, that person noted that sometime one might have to park far away from their unit, i.e. they live on the 4th floor but was assigned a space on the first floor ... that's quite inconvenient ...
I saw it and did not like the cramped feeling, shotty workmanship, and the hotel feel.
Having to walk down the corridor to your home a la hotel style is just weird.
And the parking structure is built into the middle of the building with OPEN ACCESS TO EVERYONE!
Did I mention the HOA is about $500!!!??!!!?? WTFBBQ????