If you check the BBB for Taylor Morrison California, you'll see that they are rated A+ but that there have been 9 complaints filed (most in 2010). Three were resolved but six did not satisfy the customer. If you search other builders you will probably decide this is a good company. Outside of BBB there are complaints about their finance side by unhappy customers. Hopefully you took your real estate agent with you when Taylor Morrison first got your name.
A key factor for any common interest property is the HOA and who is buying the homes. I've seen nice developments become problems when the property was not maintained. This isn't really anything the builder has significant influence over (other than price and location).
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Depends what your goals are.
If your #1 priority is to get a brand new home that is close to employment centers, then 37 Degrees North is right for you. It is right there among the high-tech companies in northern Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. Also, it has convenient access to Lawrence Expressway and Highway 101.
If you want long, term appreciation, then 37 Degrees North will be pretty good, but it would be SAFER and probably get BETTER appreciation if you buy a modest, old house with a big lot size in a top neighborhood.
Location is the #1 factor for long term appreciation. I studied several properties that started off at the same price but then diverged in price over the years. The newer house in the decent neighborhood did ok, but the older houses in the excellent neighborhoods double and tripled in price during the same time frame.
Priya Viswa, MS
REALTORÂ®, Associate Broker
Mobile: (408) 707-8170
Taylor Morrison homes are very nice. Just as a general rule the newer the town home the less personal exterior space and less privacy you get, but the insides and structures tend to be nicer. Also, the locations of the newest homes are not as good as the locations of the older ones. This is because land cost get more expensive over time and since we are so built up in the Bay Area the only places left are areas that are re-zoned from commercial or industrial use.
All of that being said, if you win the lottery you will have a very nice home and the thought is that with so many new homes in that area being purchased by smart, educated buyers, this will spill over into the local schools which will see their scores increase, making the homes more valuable over time. This is just a theory, but I believe it.
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