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.
The months of inventory, or absorption rate, in Saratoga, CA reveals that the market is not too unhealthy in this high-end community. While much of Silicon Valley is struggling with long months of inventory, the condominium and townhouse market & single family home market in Saratoga both remain ...
How's the real estate market in Willow Glen? This classy district of San Jose is faring better than most of Silicon Valley in terms of the single family home market, but it's been fairly rough among townhomes and condos, where the market has been more volatile.Below, please find a graph I created...
Studying the months of inventory, or absorption rate, is a great way of seeing how the market is doing. It's a ratio of the active listings to the solds that month (or week or year). Today I took a look at a larger area of real estate than I normally study. Instead of looking at just Cambrian Par...
The housing market in Santa Clara, CA, is showing some signs of improvement. Let's first look at the monthly absorption rate, which is a ratio between current inventory and closed sales during the month. It's a way of understanding the health of the market and is a hypothetical figure of how fast...
One of the most sought-after areas among first time Los Gatos homebuyers is Blossom Hill Manor, also known as Blossom Manor or simply The Manor. What's the draw? Often it's the award winning Los Gatos schools, two of which are within a mile: the newly remodeled and renovated Blossom Hill School ...
Surrey Farms, offically called Surrey Farm on the county records, is a highly sought after neighborhood in the Kennedy Road area of east Los Gatos.   A comforably sprawling enclave (it looks to be gated, but the gate never closes) of low-key but spacious homes reside on large, quarter to half-acr...
Prices are getting pushed down in virtually all parts of Silicon Valley and in San Jose particularly. Even so, the downward pressure is not uniform among all home types and price points. The San Jose real estate scene is varied by region, home type, condition, school district, and many more facto...
The Oak Canyon neighborhood of the Almaden Valley district in San Jose is an upscale area with good-sized homes and lots on well kept, meandering streets near the base of the coastal foothills. It's near to Los Gatos and Cambrian Park, so is a very convenient area for commuters.Additionally, Oak ...
For many homesellers in Los Gatos (and Silicon Valley generally), and for their Realtors, the real estate market is extremely challenging right now. Buyers have been wary for many months already, but now they're concerned about a recession and job losses, not just the possibility of a real estate...
The Los Gatos real estate market for houses, duet homes, condos and townhomes is much better now compared to a year ago.  Generally, it is close to balanced for the 95030 and 95032 zip codes, but within the boundaries of the town of Los Gatos (please note that it is not a city, but a town), there...

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