Celadon in San Jose or Harmony in Milipitas? Which one will u choose or has better value?.

Asked by zxcv5168, San Jose, CA Fri Jan 25, 2013

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Tammy Sue, , Philadelphia, PA
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Hey there....I'm not an agent, but a fellow home buyer here in SJ. I can tell you that my husband and I looked at both of those developments. It was interesting because before we looked, Celadon was looking pretty good to me, until we saw the layouts. We are young, very early 30's and no kids yet, but within the next 2-3 years, yes.The only layout at Celadon that we considered had one room on each floor. I don't know your situation, but with little kids/babies, that's not ideal and was a deal breaker with us. I actually have Harmony's floor plans sitting right here in a huge stack beside me! We did not like Harmony because the models felt small to us when it came to the actual living room area. The major turnoffs for both was the "lottery" combined with floor plan. We also just looked at the Rows at Coyote Creek yesterday! It is in a very commercial area in Milpitas, but like the guy told us...on the weekends, we might as well be out in the country. There was no one around. They do not do a lottery system...it's first come, first served. The only con about it for us was no yard and they don't all come with the huge balconies you see on a couple of the models. The only thing that I did think about was how would it be with all the traffic on weekdays? Also, the hard part was, no one could give us a solid price, as the pricing they had was for "previous releases" and that the price will go up with each release. I can tell you for Harmony, they are saying the residence 2 and 3 floor plans are going to be over $600-650K and you can actually find a house in Milpitas for around that same price that will actually have a yard. To be honest, these places were telling us they had waiting lists of like 1200+ people and with the lottery system, good luck getting a house! Celadon is a better value, but then, your AC unit is RIGHT on your front porch. Does that matter to you when you have visitors? It bothered us. BUT, their floor plans are smaller than Harmony and depending on how much they raise their prices for the next release, Harmony could be the better value. But if I had to pick one, I'd go with either Harmony or The Rows. The guy at the Rows told us yesterday his wait list is only about 700 people...for now! Also, it's an out of the way location, so it's quieter, in general. You might want to look into it. My husband and I actually decided we no longer want a townhome/condo because we can get a single fam home for under $100K more.
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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Which floor plan and location better suits what you are looking for in a home?

Both communities are in high demand and I expect they will sell out quickly. If you haven't yet signed up on an interest list you should consider having your buyers agent register you right away, they may require a refundable hold of around $10,000. Keep in mind the advertised price will mostly likely not be the contract price when your lot becomes available. The builders will increase prices when they have a high demand. Also the purchase contracts on new constructions are weighted in the developers favor and having a professional knowledgeable Broker familiar with new home construction contracts who will help explain the risk involved can save you money.

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Grace Hanamo…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
My vote...

Harmony on the San Jose/Milpitas border.

The area along Trade Zone is slightly better in terms pf traffic/congestion/noise than the areas off of Capitol near Berryessa. Also, all things being equal, I have to go with DRHorton over Warmington as a builder. Finally, if you have time, I would wait for the two upcoming Trumark projects coming soon in this same area and which should be ready for sale this Spring.

Just my two cents.
Grace Morioka
Allison James Estates and Homes
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How are the new Trumark townhomes which are coming up on Capitol ?
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Travis Jacks…, Agent, Campbell, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
Year-over Year the average price for a condo in Berryessa has increased 30%. While Milpitas condos went up 28.8%.
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Travis Jacks…, Agent, Campbell, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
I think Celadon in San Jose would increase in price quicker. As an investment I would chose Celadon. If you have yet to find a Realtor, I would be more than happy to represent you as your buyers agent.

Travis Jackson
Century 21 M & M Associates
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home4kunal, Home Buyer, Dublin, CA
Tue Jun 18, 2013
How are the new Trumark townhomes coming up on Capitol ?
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Jlp470, Home Buyer, Milpitas, CA
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Another option here are the Rows at Coyote Creek. Any feedback on value on that compared with Celadon or Harmony?
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Jinaye Conley, , Saratoga, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
I would first like to predicate my response upon you and your family's specific needs. Please find a moment to email me so that I may understand your lifestyle, school requirements and several other items that will have sone bearing on your decision.The discussion of these items will advance your knowledge as it relates to your initial question of value and appreciation.

The two home sites are approximately 4 miles apart, and while initially the distance may not appear to be a great deal, the impact of 4 miles over the course of daily travel takes time. Therefore I would like assess you, your family, your wife and all parties needs to clearly define the best location for you to purchase. In defining your needs we will identify the pros and cons for each site and indirectly identify the answer to your initial question.

The distance may not have much impact on future prices but the political decisions and future development plans within each of the municipalities may have a direct impact on future value.

City policies can vary significantly between neighboring cities and those decisions can impact your future values.

My team and I can better assist you in identifying the best choice once we completely understand your needs, your anticipated length of ownership, schools etc. We can assist you in reviewing city council agendas and meeting minutes. Review the respective city zoning master plans, current development approvals and future growth plans within each municipality. We can initiate a portion of that work with the following websites:



With current listings and sales in both Milpitas and San Jose my staff and I have a thorough understanding of both locations. We have already studied the growth and development plans in both cities. For instance transit district and midtown plan for Milpitas etc. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your questions.

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Juliana Lee, Agent, Palo Alto, CA
Fri Jan 25, 2013
With the two home sites only about 4 miles apart, job locations won't have much impact on future prices.

You can see San Jose real estate statistics and Milpitas real estate statistics at:

City policies can vary significantly between adjacent cities. Many years ago Mountain View put in place plans to create plentiful high density housing. Los Altos and Palo Alto chose to keep a suburban single family house emphasis.

Think about what you want your home to be like. Search the city council agenda and meeting minutes. Search for city zoning master plans.



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