I like the Almaden Walk homes. I think the south end of Willow Glen is coming along well. I have seen the models and the pros to the homes are size, newness, contemporary styling and the Willow Glen address. In my opinion the down sides are; tri-level, views off the back side of the house is the next units garage, parking, and Guadalupe Creek.
The City of San Jose had plans to create a "river walk" trail along the Guadalupe but with the change in the economy, who knows when that will actually happen. Beautifying that side of the street would help the Almaden Walk area.
If California re-instates the $10K tax credit for the new developments, I believe the deal making could happen. Best to ask a lot of questions of the builder and what help they can offer with closing costs. I think the 5-10 year plan is a good one.
Unfortunately, I have had no personal experience with Olsen Homes to be able to comment on the quality of their development or their sales services.
The newer town homes near Oakhill are the only 3BR/3BA I am aware of in the 95125. Although called Willow Glen, I would not consider it the heart of Willow Glen and nor would I believe it will appreciate the same.
There are also new units on Old Almaden Road that I believe start in the $400s - and I believe those are a better value as they are closer to downtown Willow Glen.
If you do not need so much room - the unit on Delbarr Ct is a good deal.
I agree with Bill - Willow Glen is a very stable market when compared to other San Jose areas.
Buying a home in Willow Glen can be a very good investment. The resale of homes
in this area is very good and will get better as the market get better. Good Luck.
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