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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 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:

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 on popehandy.com

Los Gatos real estate market trends

Los Gatos real estate market trends

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...

Loan Do’s & Don’ts

Loan Do’s & Don’ts

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...

Pricing Your Silicon Valley Home Competitively

Pricing Your Silicon Valley Home Competitively

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...

Realtor Real Estate License Difference

Realtor Real Estate License Difference

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...

Home inspection

Home inspection

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...