Los Gatos, San Jose, and Silicon Valley Real Estate
Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor and real estate blogger covering Santa Clara County and adjacent areas
Welcome to popehandy.com, with info on Silicon Valley real estate
This site is part of a network of sites and blogs that I run, this one being the oldest and covering the broadest area (multiple counties in Silicon Valley / Bay Area), with a focus on home selling.
Please also visit my other sites:
- The Valley of Heart’s Delight blog – SanJoseRealEstateLosGatosHomes.com (main blog – the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog, focusing on Santa Clara County real estate market reports, neighborhood descriptions, info on trends in buying and selling, and more – over 1,000 articles on this site alone)
- Valley of Heart’s Delight website listings showcased, Santa Clara Valley info, real estate info
- Live in Los Gatos blog – info for people living in or moving to Los Gatos – Los Gatos real estate, neighborhoods, events, history, businesses, restaurant reviews, and loads more
- Move 2 Silicon Valley – relocation resource for the broader Silicon Valley area
- Belwood of Los Gatos and adjacent areas website – specific to one area in east Los Gatos
- popehandy.rereport.com – real estate statistics for 3 counties: Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Santa Cruz County – updated between the 5th and 10th of each month. (Sign up to receive this info by email.)
Silicon Valley encompasses a broad region, including Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and a little of Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties.
Santa Clara County, now sometimes called "lower Silicon Valley", was once known as The Valley of Heart's Delight. This is where I focus my work in helping nice folks to buy and sell homes, but I do have experience throughout these counties and beyond.
Looking for information? I have a number of blogs, and between them there are over 2,000 articles on Silicon Valley real estate, neighborhoods, homes, and related tips for consumers. This one, popehandy.com, will cover Silicon Valley more broadly than my other sites (which seldom go beyond Santa Clara County), but also will include San Jose, Los Gatos, and nearby areas.
Of course, no website (no matter how comprehensive) can take the place of personal guidance and advice. I'd welcome the opportunity to connect with you, discuss your home buying or selling plans, and see if we might be able to work together.
Realtor, ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES
Sereno Group (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 01153805
Recent articles on popehandy.com
What can you as a Silicon Valley home seller do to elicit that buyer frenzy which results in many more offers than is normal, and thus a far higher sale price than you might otherwise expect? Simple: make your home irresistible!
Are you looking for a very successful, knowledgeable Los Gatos real estate agent? In the town of Los Gatos alone, there are about 1000 Realtors hanging their licenses at one brokerage office or another. Many of them don't live in town, and many don't sell here at...
Since March, every industry in the US has been impacted in some way by the novel coronavirus. Here in California, the shelter-in-place and social distancing orders certainly gummed up the cogs in the real estate market, but it hasn’t stopped the market entirely. Since...
The Los Gatos real estate market trends are cooling as we have a "Shelter in Place" order with only very limited showings of homes permitted. As of this writing, June 22nd, open houses are still on-hold but all listed properties may now be shown by appointment and...
Cupertino is world-renowned for the quality of its schools, as their students score very well in standardized testing. Many of this city's public schools have won state and national recognition for academic excellence. Computer education is outstanding in this...
Looking to buy a Silicon Valley home? There are some important loan do's and don'ts to be aware of. I'll go over them briefly here: Do: Tell the loan officer everything; disclose all potential problems with regard to credit, employment, and source of funds. Disclose...
Interested in selling your Silicon Valley home? The home selling process has changed dramatically in recent months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and Shelter in Place orders (which have been lightened a little, but not fully, and with cases rising may roll back...
As a Silicon Valley home seller, what do you need to know about pricing your property ? At any point in time, there are several other homes for sale competing with yours. The first thing to work toward understand is the market conditions for your home. Pricing and...
What is the difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor? Many people use the words Realtor and real estate agent interchangeably, including some real estate licensees! Have you ever seen the phrase "licensed Realtor" online or on a business card? If so, you...
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further...