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:
- 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
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!
Sereno (Los Gatos office)
DRE License # 02153633
Recent articles on popehandy.com
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...
Alviso, San Jose's community on the water Alviso is a small community on the marshy, southern tip of the San Francisco Bay. Originally it was its own city, incorporated in 1852. Ever since 1968, though, it’s been part of the 10th largest city in the United States, San...
What's my home worth? Whether you're thinking of selling or just curious about your property's equity, the question of current market value is always of interest to home owners. If you are a Silicon Valley home owner, please request an online or in person valuation of...
Home sellers, it’s very important that you check the MLS for errors since you know the property best. Ideally, see it before it’s published, if possible.
Since March, every industry in the US has been impacted in some way by the novel coronavirus. Here in California, the shelter-in-place and social distancing orders certainly gummed up the cogs in the real estate market, but it hasn’t stopped the market entirely. Since...
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...
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...
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...