Author: Mary Pope-Handy

Los Gatos real estate market trends

The Los Gatos real estate market trends are strongly in the seller’s favor in the more affordable price points, and more balanced, to the benefit of the buyer, in the luxury bracket of the market. Let’s take a quick view of

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Cuperino California Real Estate Market

Cupertino has been a hot ticket item for a long while. With plenty of business, major employers like Apple, great public education and parks, it’s no surprise this is a highly desirable place to call home. Both the single family

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Campbell CA real estate market trends

You see it in the newspaper headlines, you hear it from your friends and neighbors – Silicon Valley real estate is a hot commodity. If you’re a home owner or shopping for your first Silicon Valley home, you’re probably making

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South San Jose

South San Jose is one of the more affordable areas in Silicon Valley. It enjoys convenient freeway and transit access, running alongside Highway 101 and Highway 87 at points, and coming quite close to Highway 85, also. The Tamien light rail

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Saratoga, CA

Once a logging town known as Bank Mills, the Saratoga, CA, is now considered an upscale suburb of Silicon Valley and San Jose with a very high quality of life. Where is the city of Saratoga? You’ll find it just north

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San Jose – East Valley

Often known simply as East San Jose or the Eastside, the East Valley was once a city of its own, annexed by San Jose, its name sake, in 1911. (Today, the East Valley encompasses more than just the former city

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Menlo Commons

I recently had the pleasure of closing on a listing in Menlo Commons, a senior community, located at 2140 Santa Cruz Ave in the lovely city of Menlo Park! Menlo Commons is a 55+ community, meaning that at least one resident must

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Buyer closing costs and property taxes

One of the more confusing elements for home buyers attempting to anticipate their closing costs is the property tax prorations, which are referenced in the purchase agreement or contract, but not explained. As most Silicon Valley real estate consumers know,

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Los Gatos neighborhood videos

As readers of this site may know, I host a number of Silicon Valley area blogs, including one called Live in Los Gatos.  Over time, I created Los Gatos neighborhood videos to showcase many of the communities within the town. 

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The Role of the Internet

Given the revolution in technology that we’ve experienced over the last few years we must look  at what technology can  and  cannot do.  This  differentiation is especially crucial when dealing with real estate, an  environment where online companies clutter the bandwidth

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