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divya.raghur…, Home Buyer in Sunnyvale, CA

We are planning to buy our first home at Taylor Morrison, Milpitas. Pl let us know your experience with this builder, any caveats to watch for?

Asked by divya.raghuram18, Sunnyvale, CA Tue Jul 1, 2014

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Hello Divya ,

I almost bought a unit in Taylor Morrison. Builder may be good but the management is very irresponsible and lethargic. Had a very bad experience with them.

- Manny
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 3, 2014
Hi divya.raghuram18

Congrats on your plan to purchase a new home at The Avenue in Milpitas! Given that you're a first time home buyer, I highly recommend that you work with a real estate agent. A lot of buyers purchase new homes directly from a developer such as Taylor Morrison, and they don't realize having a buyer agent is absolutely free to the buyer (since sellers always pay both the buyer and seller agents' commission fees). Your agent will represent your best interest, and guide you through the things you should look out for when purchasing a new development home. As you already know, buying a new development home is very different than buying a traditional previously owned homes.

Our company UpNest specializes in assisted Bay Area home buyers looking to purchase new development homes. We will rebate you 50% of the commission received from the developer. For a new home at The Avenue priced at $750,000, this rebate can be as high as $10,000. This is a very substantial amount under any circumstances. You can find out more on our site here - http://www.upnest.com/new_dev

In addition to the lucrative rebate, there are many other advantages to having an agent represent you throughout the buying process of a new home. Remember that the site agent represents Taylor Morrison. There is a listing contract in place that specifies the agent’s duties and the commission paid by Taylor Morrison. When an unrepresented buyer contracts a home, the commission agreed upon does not change, it is simply reflects the listing broker (site agent) receiving both sides of the commission.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 9, 2014
I am hearing that the move-in date for almost all of the homes in Avenue Milpitas are delayed by several months than original estimated move-in date as city is not approving them. It seems they had bad planning on building the block of homes, Some of the homes completed the construction but they are just waiting for adjacent blocks to finish. One of my friend bought home with initial estimated move-in as December but looks like they won't start construction until Dec. Please inquire in detail.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 9, 2014
How much price you are getting the home for?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 8, 2014
Taylor Morrison has had a long track record around the South Bay. Their new project in Milpitas is no exception. They offer exceptional value for what they deliver and have been selling at record speed.

They're selling so fast that the city of Milpitas hasn't caught up with their paperwork in letting them release more homes. My team has sold 8 homes in this project and have several additional buyers in position to get homes in the next release. Getting a home in such a hot market has been the biggest challenge.

Going through so many homes, my team has pretty much watched the entire project get built from the ground up. Their construction is solid as far as the structural materials used and general workmanship.

As for caveats, it all boils down to paying for the right things. Beyond the floor plans there are lot premiums and upgrades to consider. Some of them are more debatable.
Web Reference: http://www.archershomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 8, 2014
Great Question! If you just purchased the lot and home has not been constructed than great time to do weekly visits. Especially when the slab is poured and keep checking on it. Any cracks and you could have some major concerns. Once built get a home inspector to do a last minute walk thru. Cost little money but worth it in the long run. Will catch things you didnt think of or possibly they did not hook up right. Get those items fixed right away. Dont get put on the honey do list. As for that good luck and enjoy your newly built home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 1, 2014
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