Mary Pope-Handy's Silicon Valley Real Estate Commentary

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Real Estate Agent - Sereno Group Real Estate
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, esp. Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Almaden Valley, Cambrian Park.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
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,...
09/24/2014
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 ...
07/26/2014
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...
07/22/2014
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 ...
07/10/2014
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...
06/24/2014
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...
06/24/2014
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...
06/24/2014
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...
06/24/2014
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 ...
06/24/2014
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...
06/24/2014
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