BUILD ON YOUR HOMESITE
A BETTER WAY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM
|1||Maximize the potential value of your existing homesite|
|2||Bypass a title transfer and tax reassessment|
|3||Minimize transaction costs with all-in-one, construction-to-permanent loan|
|4||Secure guaranteed pricing and delivery date on your new home|
|5||Enjoy up to 20% more value on the most luxurious materials and finishes by working with one of the country’s largest single-lot new home replacement builders|
Explore our architectural plans
Designed by architectural firms Bassenian Lagoni, Dahlin Group and KTGY, our curated collection of custom home plans feature distinctive architecture, functional spatial design, indoor/outdoor experiences, flexible use spaces, luxe materials, and sophisticated elevations that add to the character of any neighborhood.
Published pricing for each library plan reflects City of San Jose spec level and jurisdictional requirements and no extra site development costs. For a specific library plan on a particular homesite, pricing may vary based on spec level, jurisdictional requirements or any supplemental site costs necessary to address applicable site constraints.
So many ways
to make it yours
Each home plan comes with a foundational design package to complement the architecture of the home, but the sky’s the limit to what you can customize. Our in-house design team will work with you on personalized selections and upgrades, which may include paint and wall finishes, flooring, countertops, hardware, trim, moldings and millwork, built-ins, lighting plans and so much more.
HOW IT WORKS
Selecting a plan for your homesite
All of our plans were designed to work within city and county requirements. We understand the nuances of restrictions, codes and ordinances within each jurisdiction. Our library of plans maximize the size and functionality of our homes on the typical homesites in the neighborhoods in which we build. A TJH representative can help you determine exactly which plans will best fit on your homesite.
Guaranteed, all-inclusive pricing
Everything is included in the listed price and is guaranteed at the point of contract, so there are no unwelcome surprises or hidden costs. Each plan’s price includes complete architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and installation, and closing services for that home. It also includes, all demo, permit fees, new utilities fees and any additional city-related costs.
Upgrades and customizations
As you begin the design process with our in-house design team, your selected customizations and upgrades will be presented for review and approval in a Custom Design Budget prior to the start of construction. Full transparency of costs is just one of our promises to you.
Thomas James Homes is one of the few single-lot, new home replacement builders that stands behind its product with an industry-leading warranty. We proudly offer:
10-year warranty against structural and soils-related issues
10-year warranty against unintended water
4-year warranty against system failures
1-year warranty against fit and finish components
And because life is messy and issues don’t always arise at convenient times, we offer a 24/7 live answer helpline so you can speak to a TJH team member when you need them most.
Construction schedule and guaranteed delivery date
Once permits are pulled, we guarantee a 12-month build cycle. While the process may vary, an expected permitting time frame runs anywhere from 60 to 90 days.
During the build process, we make sure to provide regular construction updates, milestone walk-throughs, and timely punchouts so you have no unwelcome surprises on move-in day.
Program economics and taxes
Build on Your Homesite creates value for you by unleashing the equity in your home.
|NEW HOME||EXISTING HOME|
|Costs Per Square Foot||N/A||$323|
|Value Created for Homeowner4||N/A||$330,000|
1. Maximum new home square footage varies by city and depends on zoning restrictions
2. Home value is an estimate based on historical averages; actual “as-built” home value will vary
3. Based on a 3,000 square foot home; homeowner options and upgrades will increase construction costs
4. The difference between the new home value and construction costs
Build on Your Homesite is one of the most tax-efficient ways to a new, larger home. Because the value of your land is protected by Proposition 13 in California, your property taxes are estimated to increase based mainly on the new square footage added to your home. Unlike purchasing a new home in a new location, building on your existing homesite does not trigger a title transfer, which means there won’t be a tax reassessment of your home—potentially saving you thousands. The longer you’ve owned your home, the more you stand to benefit because of your considerably lower property tax base.
Special program financing
Offered through preferred lenders, Build on Your Homesite special financing takes your existing mortgage off the books and rolls your new construction loan into a permanent, long-term loan. You only pay a one-time close to minimize transaction costs. For more information, take the next step and request a call or meeting with a TJH representative.