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.

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2008 

Today I got an email from a buyer couple with a question about permits (and finals). I'd sent them information on a home I previewed in the Cambrian Park and Los Gatos border area near Alta Vista School. The house is in the Garcia tract and the MLS offers to the public the warning that "permits a...
08/30/2008
August is often a more "sleepy" month in Silicon Valley. In 2007, the August activity was better than September, since we had the mortgage meltdown occur then, and in 2001 August was better than September for sales. But most years, August is better for buyers than for sellers in terms of closing ...
08/30/2008
Los Gatos is a very picturesque town, both in terms of the natural beauty and the architecture. Located at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the town includes both hilly and forested areas as well as flat and more densely populated ones. Los Gatos is a gateway into San Jose and Silicon Valley...
08/30/2008
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is sponsoring a tour of a dozen Eichler homes in Palo Alto on Saturday, September 6 from 10am to 4pm. It's a self-guided tour with both remodeled and original condition Eichlers. The tax-deductible cost is $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased online....
08/30/2008
Los Gatos, California, like Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Almaden Valley, Cupertino and Los Altos, is an area which is well reputed within Silicon Valley (the San Jose area) for its great schools, low crime, and quality of life.People flock to Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto, and a few other areas for t...
08/29/2008
I don't "see dead people" but I do collect ghost stories, and a LOT of agents seem to have had experiences worth reading about! Do you have one to share? If so, I'd love to showcase it (and you) on my Haunted Real Estate blog!Yes, really. After all, it's almost Halloween!! Want to be included? Em...
08/27/2008
Today I went on the Broker's Tour in Silicon Valley's west valley areas of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Cambrian Park (part of San Jose), and Campbell. There's always a variety of homes available - big and small, elegant to simple. Most are well staged and prepared. But each  week, I see so...
08/27/2008
Isn't it interesting when the shoe is on the other foot?Right now, I'm just starting to look at real estate in the Westchester area of Los Angeles, California. Why? Because our son, Brian, is an entering freshman at Loyola Marymount University. He'll live on campus the first year, or maybe first ...
08/21/2008
A lot of great blog posts are inspired by questions that I get. Sometimes they are asked directly to me, and other times. I check VisiStat or SiteMeter to see how people have found my posts. At least one time in 50, it's a question that lands a Googler to my blogsite.After speaking at Bloggers Co...
08/18/2008
Santa Clara Valley homesellers know that in most parts of the region, it's a buyer's market. As they get ready to sell their homes, or perhaps have homes lingering on the market, a few questions arise: How many buyers will have to see your Silicon Valley home before it sells? How many days, weeks...
08/17/2008
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