Everything you need to know about building a home in this San Jose neighborhood.

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With BUILD by TJH, building your dream home in Willow Glen is more accessible than you might imagine.

Everything you need to know about building a home in this San Jose neighborhood.

Visit Willow Glen, a family-friendly, community-oriented neighborhood located minutes from downtown San Jose, and you’ll understand why so many homeseekers want to live here. Named for the willow trees lining its picturesque residential streets, Willow Glen is the perfect neighborhood for families looking for a safe street for their children to play as well as proximity to great restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and outdoor activities. The South Bay neighborhood boasts great schools and is located close to Highway 280 and Highway 17 for easy commuting across Silicon Valley.

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The family-friendly neighborhood of Willow Glen is conveniently located near Silicon Valley employment centers.


Why build a new home in Willow Glen?

Building a new home provides a number of benefits over buying a resale home, such as being able to select a builder in which you feel confident, choosing layout and design options to create the ideal home for your family, and having a home that requires less maintenance and upgrades. 

Plus, building your new home could save you money, especially in Willow Glen, where the potential savings are staggering. 

According to a recent study by StorageCafe and Yardi, California is the second-best state in the U.S. for building a home, and homeseekers here could save an average of $205K by building instead of buying. Even more amazingly, those in Santa Clara County save the most of any county in California, enjoying an average savings of $1,101,032 when they build instead of buy. 

Of course, your savings depend on selecting a homebuilder that can provide outstanding value. BUILD by TJH is the most cost-effective, enjoyable path to building a new home in Willow Glen. 

As the nation’s largest, single-lot, new home replacement builder, our size and scale allow us to secure custom-quality materials for less. We lock in your price at contract and don’t pass on surprise overages or spikes in material costs to you. 

We also stand behind our people, product, and process with a warranty program to ensure your peace of mind. Your new TJH home in Willow Glen will have a 10-year warranty on structural defects or soils related issues, a 10-year warranty on damages caused by unintended water, a four-year warranty on failures in the covered systems, and a one-year warranty on deficiencies in the fit and finish components.

Plus, our end-to-end process takes the stress out of building a new home. We take care of every step of construction, all under one roof. You’ll have a dedicated project manager overseeing construction on your home, as well as a build experience specialist who’ll keep you informed throughout the process.

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From handing permitting to protecting your new home, our team brings you hassle-free homebuilding.


Finding a lot or homesite in Willow Glen

Because Willow Glen is a desirable neighborhood for families in the Bay Area with a competitive real estate market, it can be a challenge to find an available lot for your new construction home. 

Fortunately, if you don’t already have a homesite in Willow Glen, BUILD by TJH provides land concierge service to find an off-market property on which to build your home.

If, on the other hand, you already have a homesite and are considering renovating it, tearing down and rebuilding with BUILD by TJH might be a better option. Our new home solution gives you the added space, functionality, and great design you’ve been missing and provides many benefits over large-scale renovations.

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BUILD by TJH provides land concierge service to find the ideal homesite in Willow Glen for your new home.


What do I need to know about zoning?

Getting through the red tape of building a home in San Jose on your own can be a long and complicated process. The first step is applying for the right permit for your project from among the dozens of building permits available from the City of San Jose. Depending on the type of permit, you’ll need to apply online, virtually, or in person. However, the city also states that certain single-family building projects may require a Single-Family House Permit from the Planning Division, which necessitates administrative review or a public hearing process, before you can receive a building permit. 

When you build with us, we take care of every step of the process, including obtaining all required permits. We have extensive experience with single-family new construction homes in San Jose and understand the city’s building requirements inside and out.  

Our curated library of plans for Willow Glen are specially designed to conform to jurisdictional requirements. This streamlines approvals, greatly reducing, or even eliminating, the need for back-and-forth design changes and reviews by the city. 


How long until I can move into my new house?

Those living in the Bay Area may be wary of building a new home in large part because of the notoriously long construction process in this part of the country. If you try to manage your new home’s construction on your own by working with multiple contractors, or if you work with a builder who doesn’t build at scale or have an established reputation in Northern California, you’re likely to encounter delays. 

One of the benefits of working with TJH, especially in a place like Silicon Valley, is that we don’t leave you clueless about your completion date. We are experts at building every plan within our library and have developed a predictable, repeatable process for keeping construction on schedule. Because of these efficiencies, we guarantee that we’ll complete your new home within 12 months of the start of construction. 

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Our experts at the TJH Design Studio will help you find the right architectural style to fit your tastes.


What options do I have for a new TJH home in Willow Glen?

With BUILD by TJH, you’ll work with our expert team to select the right home plan from our curated library of thoughtfully-designed home plans. All of our homes feature an open-concept layout, spacious great room, gourmet kitchen with island bar seating, indoor/outdoor entertaining, grand suite with a luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet, and many more sought-after features and amenities. 

You’re also able to personalize many elements of your new home, from additional structural options to finishes such as appliances, cabinet colors, flooring, wall treatments, lighting, and more. 

You’ll have the unique opportunity of visiting the TJH Design Studio to select your architectural style, such as modern farmhouse, Cape Cod, or transitional, as well as layout, optional structural features, and many design elements, all before contract signing. 

If you prefer to buy a pre-construction or quick move-in home in Willow Glen, our sales team will help you find the perfect fit home for your family. View our available homes in Willow Glen.

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BUILD by TJH homes feature beautiful chef-inspired kitchens with ample space, elevated appliances, and personalizable finishes.


How do I get started?

To explore if building in Willow Glen with TJH is the right move for you, request a free BUILD Analysis from our team. This informative session includes a financial assessment, review of your site’s feasibility for one of our plans, and an overview of neighborhood comparables to help place your investment into market context. 

Ready to build your new home in Willow Glen?

Contact our Private Client Group for your free BUILD Analysis to find out if building your new home with TJH in Willow Glen is right for you.

Private Client Group
Thomas James Homes
(877) 381-4092

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