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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 the redesigned website, popehandy.com!

This site, popehandy.com, recently had a crash and the planned remodel became a priority. That work is nearly done, but the fine tuning will be ongoing. I hope you like the new look and feel (I designed it myself with the reader in mind!). This site’s focus is on the broader Silicon Valley area, which covers Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and nearby areas.

Please also visit my other sites:

Mary Pope-Handy in Chicago Walnut RoomBrief Intro

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.

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor, ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES
Sereno Group (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 01153805
408-204-7673
mary@popehandy.com

Recent articles

What nickname will your house get?

What nickname will your house get?

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Los Gatos real estate market trends

Los Gatos real estate market trends

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Relocation

Relocation

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Why buy a home in Silicon Valley?

Why buy a home in Silicon Valley?

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About Mary Pope-Handy

About Mary Pope-Handy

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Silicon Valley Real Estate’s Micro Markets

Silicon Valley Real Estate’s Micro Markets

Many nation-wide websites would have you believe that you can understand the real estate market by simply plotting trends by city, zip code, or by tracking sales activity within 1 mile of any given property.  While this qualifies as a popular and an easy answer, it's...

Realtor Real Estate License Difference

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