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Los Gatos, San Jose, and Silicon Valley Real Estate

Mary Pope-Handy and Clair Handy, Realtors and real estate bloggers 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 we 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 our other sites:

Mary Pope-Handy, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1993Mary Pope-Handy

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  (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 01153805
408-204-7673
mary@popehandy.com

 

Clair Handy, Realtor, 2021Clair Handy

I'm delighted to announce that my daughter and long-time real estate assistant, Clair Handy, became a real estate licensee and Realtor in 2021 and is working with me and clients directly now.

Clair has been researching and contributing to my blog content for many years, and has a seriously deep knowledge about the real estate market, home styles, red flags (she has a very keen eye), and housing trends. With a special affection for both historic homes and green homes, she is a tremendous asset to me and my / our clients. 

With a bachelor's from LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts with honors, and a background of working in museums and historic homes, she brings a lot of value to our clients. 

Watch for her by line on our many sites!

Clair Handy
Realtor, blogger
Sereno  (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 02153633
clairhandy@sereno.com

 

 

Recent articles on popehandy.com

Willow Glen

Willow Glen

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.

Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County

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...

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...