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 (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 01153805
Recent articles on popehandy.com
Willow Glen is a charming area of San Jose not far from downtown San Jose. There’s a vibrant “downtown Willow Glen” on Lincoln Avenue between Minnesota and Pine with shops, restaurants, cafes, and more. Before it was annexed in the 1920s it had already developed an identity of its own, which residents feel strongly tied to today. Willow Glen has some of the most scenic neighborhoods in Santa Clara County, with older homes boasting a variety of architecture, such as Spanish, Tudor, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern (Eichlers especially), and more. It’s a uniquely charming area of Silicon Valley.
UPDATE (4/16/2021): This post was originally published way back in June 2015. Santa Clara County was in a seller's market, just finishing it's spring peak, but the market wasn't as hot as it is today. But even in a crazy market like we have today the best strategies...
Located in the north east end of Santa Clara County, Milpitas offers an excellent commute to locations throughout Silicon Valley. This, coupled with the fact that Milpitas is a great family town with highly regarded schools, makes this city one of the county’s most...
The Blossom Valley area of San Jose borders Cambrian Park on one side, Willow Glen on another, Santa Teresa on the third, and the beautiful Santa Teresa Foothills on the forth. While Blossom Valley is mostly a quiet suburban district in Silicon Valley and it has no...
The Los Gatos real estate market trends are are red hot in most all price points for worry free properties (in good shape, good location, no major issues). I'm hearing of multiple offers and strong overbids across town, and in some cases the sale price is as much as...
San Mateo County sits between Santa Clara County to the south and San Francisco to the north, with the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The coastal mountain range runs between the bodies of water and further south toward Santa Cruz...
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...
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...
Both Buyers & Sellers Find A Home By Map Los Gatos & Monte Sereno real estate for sale. Search Homes By Map! Community Silicon Valley Relocation A blog dedicated to relocation to or from Silicon Valley, written by Mary Pope-Handy. Listed Homes for Sale in...
Santa Clara County Neighborhoods The neighborhoods listed below are all within Santa Clara County except for Menlo Park, which is in San Mateo County. Please note that the City of San Jose is quite large, with more than 1 million people, and it includes many...