Author: Mary Pope-Handy

Los Gatos real estate market trends

The Los Gatos real estate market trends are mildly in the seller’s favor “in town” (95030 and 95032, MLS area 16) and mildly in the buyer’s favor in the mountain areas (95033). As always, the homes selling fastest are in “turnkey” condition, have no location issues, and are priced a little low or right at

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Foster City, California Real Estate

Foster City, California real esate is popular for its short commute times and easy access to San Francisco. Additionally, many homes sit close to the San Francisco Bay and enjoy beautiful water views. The majority of residential real estate in Foster City is relatively young by local standards – you are unlikely to find a

Newark real estate market trends

Looking for a more affordable Silicon Valley community with good schools to call home? Newark is conveniently located near Fremont and not far from the Dumbarton Bridge (leading to the San Francisco Peninsula) or to the Santa Clara County border, with Milpitas and North San Jose area. Below I have a couple of links to

See the Valley of Heart’s Delight Blog

Dear Readers, I love to write and have a number of blogs – but most of my writing on the Silicon Valley real estate market, home buying and selling tips, negotiation strategies and more you can find at my Valley Of Heart’s Delight blog. Please check it out, as that one is updated on a

San Martin Real Estate

San Martin is a South County community which lies between Morgan Hill on the north and Gilroy on the south. It shares many characteristics with both, though it does not also have a downtown per se. Parcels are larger and it’s even more of an agricultural area than the Morgan Hill or Gilroy for that

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Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill: The Gateway to South County Slightly warmer and more inland than much of Santa Clara County, the “South County” communities of Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy exude the feel of peaceful country life, while maintaining plenty of urban resources. Morgan Hill is a newer community with a population of mostly middle class

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Cupertino 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 and condo markets have been hot for years, but with the prolonged seller’s market that’s

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Los Altos

Los Altos is one of Santa Clara County’s most prestigious towns (read “among the most expensive Silicon Valley real estate”). Prices for houses currently begin at about $2.5 million for a home that’s livable as is. Los Altos is located in the northern end of the county, just 10 minutes from Palo Alto and Stanford

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Campbell CA real estate market trends

An active community with a charming downtown, easy access to freeways and VTA lightrail systems, and back dropped by the lovely Santa Cruz mountains, it’s no wonder why Campbell is so popular. For years I’ve been writing about the Campbell real estate market updates on my Valley of Hearts Delight blog. Please hop over there to

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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 of Los Gatos and Monte Sereno along Highway 9, and like them, it sits at the

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