Author: Mary Pope-Handy

The Role of the Internet

Given the revolution in technology that we’ve experienced over the last few years we must look  at what technology can  and  cannot do.  This  differentiation is especially crucial when dealing with real estate, an  environment where online companies clutter the bandwidth and your inbox with schemes to save incredible amounts of money and time by using

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Loma Vista, El Gato, Rancho Padre subdivisions

The Loma Vista, El Gato, Rancho Padre subdivisions in Los Gatos together make up a unique east Los Gatos neighborhood featuring a little bit of everything. Formally, this area is made up of three distinct subdivisions, developed from the 1940s through the mid 1950s. These are: El Gato Terrace Loma Vista Tract Rancho Padre (adjacent to

Campbell CA Real Estate

Campbell CA real estate is among the most desirable in Silicon Valley.  This popular town is known for being self contained with a vibrant, walk-able downtown, lots of parks (including a dog park, shared with neighboring Los Gatos), the Los Gatos Creek Trail, movie theaters, a nice variety of restaurants, great shopping (both downtown, at

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List of Mary Pope-Handy’s blogs

Can you really have too much of a good thing? Perhaps, but not when it’s in depth real estate information! Below please find a list of my blogs and a description on each one. Live in Los Gatos  was my first successful blog. Original description: “A blog about Los Gatos real estate, homes, houses, condos,

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Boulder Creek, California Real Estate

If you love the idea of living under a scenic canopy of redwoods within easy access of the coast, Boulder Creek is a place to consider. It offers a more rural way of life. It also provides a relatively affordable housing market as compared to Silicon Valley. The trade off for Santa Clara County workers

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Low flow toilets will be required soon

As of January 1, 2017, all single-family homes in California built before 1994 will be required to have only low flow toilets and certain other water saving fixtures installed. What constitutes a low flow toilet? Low flow toilets will be designed to use no more than 1.6 gallons on average per flush. Some water conserving

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Earthquake Insurance

Do you need earthquake insurance?  If you live in Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose, or anywhere in Silicon Valley, you are probably aware that it is very likely that we’ll experience a violent quake within the next 30 years.  The San Francisco Bay Area is woven with a number of different faults, some very active, others quiet

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San Mateo County listings of homes for sale on the MLS

Foster City, California Real Estate

Hillsborough, California Real Estate