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Silicon Valley real estate & homes for sale: helpful info, no forced registration

Many internet-savvy buyers and sellers begin their Silicon Valley real estate education on the web 18 months or more before they are ready to buy or sell. Most don’t really want to talk to a Realtor too early on and would prefer to investigate alone & anonymously.  You will find plenty of reading on this site as well as my others (please see list of my other blogs and websites at the bottom of each page). There are also multiple ways you can view listed homes for sale. The simplest way is to search listed homes by map. (Or you can browse the map of Silicon Valley homes for sale below!)  There’s no forced registration for reports or to browse the housing inventory. If you want to save a search and come back to it later, you can register – but you aren’t made to do that.

Sorting out neighborhoods? We’ve got that covered – just check under Communities in the menu bar, and also check my Valley Of Heart’s Delight blog, which has over 1,000 articles I’ve written, mainly on Santa Clara County real estate (neighborhoods, market conditions, and a lot more). Since this site is for Silicon Valley generally, includes are real estate and homes in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and a little of Alameda County.

If you are seeking real estate market statistics, you’ll find them on this site and also at my Real Estate Report for Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Santa Cruz County.

Mary Pope-Handy’s professional philosophy:

Buyers and sellers of Silicon Valley real estate & homes for sale want solid information that they can use to enable them to make good decisions regarding the sale or purchase of a property. This website is designed to assist you to learn about the local Santa Clara County residential real estate market, home types, neighborhoods & subdivisions, the process of buying & selling and more, whether you live here now or are relocating to the Los Gatos, Saratoga, San Jose area or elsewhere in the region. There are literally hundreds of pages of information on this website and my other sites especially geared to be a comprehensive resource for Silicon Valley home buyers and sellers – and home owners who want to stay put, too.

But don’t feel like you have to go it alone.  While the internet is a great source of information, it cannot guide you or interpret the data on your behalf. If you are looking to buy a home or sell a home in San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Campbell, San Jose’s Cambrian Park or Almaden Valley  (to name but a few), please contact me. I’m a full time, experienced, top producing Silicon Valley real estate agent (since 1993), am a second generation Realtor and Santa Clara County native.  I work with people buying & selling everything from luxurious estate properties to condos or lofts throughout the county.  Even if you think it’s early in the process to ask questions, please feel free to contact me. I respect your privacy, am not pushy, and would welcome the chance to assist you so that when you’re ready, I’ll be your Realtor of choice and to help you to sell or buy a home here in Silicon Valley, “The Valley of Heart’s Delight”.

Silicon Valley real estate & homes for sale between $750,000 and $2,500,000

The average price  of a house in Santa Clara County (home to San Jose, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Los Gatos and the rest of the southern part of Silicon Valley) is around $1.5 million. The median sale price is approximately $1.2 million. Want a house in an area with good schools but not a luxury market? You might be looking at 1250 square feet in Cambrian for about $1,300,000 or more. Starting price for Los Gatos real estate? Around $1,600,000 in most cases (and the average and median are both well past $2 million for Los Gatos 95030 and 95032).

The northern part of Silicon Valley can be found in San Mateo County (Menlo Park, San Mateo, Redwood Shores, Foster City, Belmont, etc.) and the average sale price for single family homes is running at a little under $2 million, while the median sale price is about $1.5 million.

Yes, you may be able to find a home for sale (condo, townhouse) for under $1,000,000, but it’s not easy if you need space and like-new condition.  And most properties can be bought for less than $2.5 million unless you’re in an upscale community like Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, or parts of Los Gatos.   But the range here is what I’d call “normal” condos, townhomes and townhouses in Silicon Valley.  They aren’t cheap but they aren’t estate properties in most cases, either.

Want to buy a home? Please contact me. I’d love to help. is a good way to reach me, or call my cell at 408-204-7673.