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.
Monte Sereno is a small city next to Los Gatos and Saratoga, Ca, a nice part of Silicon Valley against the coastal foothills. It's completely residential except for the city office and the post office. With just 4000 residents, it is sometimes overlooked or treated like a suburb of Los Gatos, wit...
With the real estate market in a bad slump, many San Jose homeowners are wondering what their home is now worth. Are you one of them?I will tell you where to get no-cost, no-obligation, online and automatic valuations of your San Jose house, condo or townhouse, several without registering anywher...
Are prices holding their value in Los Gatos? The answer really depends on what segment of the real estate market you're viewing.                                               List prices are generally faring pretty well among condominiums and townhomes on the market in Los Gatos. There remains va...
In subtropical Silicon Valley, we think it's really cold when the day's high temps are only in the 40s. This morning started off quite chilly here, with frost gracing cars and houses all along my Los Gatos street. Rain was forecast so we were watching the nearby hills to see if they would get sno...
How is the real estate market doing in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose? We can look at a few key indicators to get a pulse on the current market in the San Jose, 95120, area.  Today on my Silicon Valley Real Estate Blog, I pulled the numbers out for the median list price, average days on mark...
The Silicon Valley is an area mostly comprised of Santa Clara County, with a little bit slipping into adjoining counties (Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Alameda most of all). Within Santa Clara County, population 1.8 million, the largest city by far is San Jose, which has nearly 1 million residents. ...
The Los Gatos real estate market varies between zip code, price point, and home type (condo vs single family home). Today I studied the newest reports from Altos Research and shared them on my Live in Los Gatos blog. These stats and trends reflect list prices of homes currently for sale (not sold...
Most autumns, I hear the same question from sellers: should I list my home now, or wait until spring? When is the right time to sell a home in Silicon Valley? This month is no different from last November in that regard.Timing the real estate market is as challenging as timing the stock market. W...
Selling your home in a sellers' market can be almost euphoric. Selling your home in a buyers' market can be very difficult and discouraging. In Silicon Valley, as in much of the country, most homes aren't selling. They sit on the market but either get low offers or no offers. In the town of Los G...
A very tidy neighborhood tucked behind Union Avenue and Blossom Hill Road in east Los Gatos, the Strathmore neighborhood consists of nicely built homes on tree lined streets and shares a common pool or cabana. In the shadow of the foothills, it's very scenic, but also convenient for shops, school...

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