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Same Address, New Home

If you’ve been thinking about a new home that offers the square footage, modern floor plan, and functional space you’ve been missing, there’s a cost-effective way you can have that and more—by staying right where you are. Build on Your Homesite makes it possible.


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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 transparent delivery timelines 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

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.


Bye-bye builder grade

There’s nothing standard about a Thomas James Home. Our included features, with an impressive suite of smart home technologies, leave most available new home product in the dust.

  • Brilliant all-in-one smart home control
  • Ring™ Video Doorbell
  • Wifi-ready programmable digital thermostat
  • Conduit and termination box for EV charging station
  • Emtek® Smart Lock entry door hardware
  • Minimum 9’ ceilings
  • Wide plank engineered hardwood flooring throughout, carpeted bedrooms; tiled baths
  • Quartz countertops with mitered edge and tile backsplash
  • Spacious walk-in pantry
  • Center island with pendant lighting

See All Included Features

Features may vary per plan and per region. See individual home listings and feature lists for included features.


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 guaranteed at the point of contract to avoid unwelcome surprises or hidden costs. Each plan’s price includes complete architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and installation, and closing services for the home. It also covers 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.

Industry-leading warranty

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.

Transparent timelines

Once permits are pulled, we are committed to completing your new home within 12 months or less. While the process may vary, an expected permitting time frame runs anywhere from 60 to 90 days.

During the build process, we provide weekly construction updates on the homeowner portal and milestone walk-throughs to ensure you always know the status of your home build.


Month 1
Select the best home plan for your homesite, lock-in your price, and execute contract
Months 2-3
Work with our in-house design team to make customizations and upgrades
Months 4-5
Secure required building permits and get your home’s transparent timeline
Months 6-13
Demolition, construction, milestone walkthroughs and punch outs
Month 14-15
Notice of completion, final walkthrough and welcome home
Program economics and taxes

Build on Your Homesite creates value for you by unleashing the equity in your home.

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.


Before you move or enter into extensive remodeling, connect with a Build on Your Homesite program representative. Learn more about the design and build process, your financing options, and home plans suited to your existing homesite.

*Preliminary architecture shown is subject to change based on the jurisdictional design and building review processes. Illustrative landscaping shown is generic and does not represent the landscaping proposed for this site. Floorplans are subject to change.

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