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 the redesigned website, popehandy.com!
This site, popehandy.com, recently had a crash and the planned remodel became a priority. That work is nearly done, but the fine tuning will be ongoing. I hope you like the new look and feel (I designed it myself with the reader in mind!). This site’s focus is on the broader Silicon Valley area, which covers Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and nearby areas.
Please also visit my other sites:
- The Valley of Heart’s Delight blog – SanJoseRealEstateLosGatosHomes.com (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, businesses, restaurant reviews, and loads more
- Move 2 Silicon Valley – relocation resource
- 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 Group (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 01153805
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