Mary Pope-Handy's Silicon Valley Real Estate Commentary

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A discussion on the real estate market and practice, particularly in the greater area around San Jose, CA, which is at the so. end of the San Francisco Bay Area, especially. Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Almaden Valley, Cambrian Park.
Los Gatos, California, is a town within Silicon Valley (largest city of which is San Jose), part of the San Francisco Bay Area and "gateway" to the tech hub from the coast.The Los Gatos real estate market trends vary tremendously based on many factors, such as proximity to downtown, school distri...
Looking for a remodeled home in Campbell CA with a guest suite or in-law unit? It's not that easy to find! Today there's a charming, expanded home on a big quarter acre lot that features a mother-in-law suite with its own private entrance but also is attached to to the main part of the home.4 bed...
The Vista del Monte neighborhood in east Los Gatos offers what many Silicon Valley home buyers want: the prized Los Gatos Union School District. But it features much more than that!  This tidy neighborhood of about 180 homes enjoys tree lined streets, a lovely 11 acre park with trails, sidewalks,...
The Gilroy Garlic Festival is happening now, the weekend of July 25-27, 2014.  If you are in Santa Clara County or anywhere in Silicon Valley, it is a worthwhile trip to "south county" for this amazing festival.  It's a little warmer in Gilroy  than in most of the San Francisco Bay Area, so pack ...
Looking for something to do?  Los Gatos has a lot going on this weekend, and much of it's free! From a Harry Potter party at Border's in Old Town to 4 free music concerts, you have your pick without spending a dime. Not constrained? There's even more.  If you'd like a list of offerings over the n...
The Almond Grove District sits adjacent to downtown Los Gatos and enjoys wide, tree-lined streets and lovely older homes with interesting architecture. The streets exude the flavor of yesteryear and are a great place to visit especially during the holiday season.Recently I posted a blog entry on ...
The whole arena of selling distressed properties feels like a quagmire to most people. We all know it's tricky, and difficult, and have heard that it's frustrating, but also that it's doable.People wanting to buy homes that are in foreclosure, or have been foreclosed on, or are in a short sale si...
I'm trying to read more blogs which are written by others in my part of the world, Silicon Valley. The variety is mind-boggling between those who clearly target their desired client base and those who don't. This concept is exceedingly well executed in Silicon Valley Lofts http://www.siliconvalle...
It seems that everyone in the San Jose area asks, "How's the Silicon Valley real estate market doing?"The answer is cagey, but true. It depends.Median prices are up in Campbell by 4% year over year. They're down in Los Gatos by 26%. They are up in Los Altos, but down in Los Altos Hills. Palo Alto...
The absorption rate is the amount of time it would take for the market to "absorb" or empty out the current inventory if homes continued selling at the same rate with no new homes coming on the market. It can be measured as days, weeks, or months of inventory. This is one of the most helpful ways...

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A discussion on the real estate market and practice, particularly in Silicon Valley, CA.