Mary Pope-Handy's Silicon Valley Real Estate Commentary

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A discussion on the real estate market and practice, particularly in the greater area around San Jose, CA, which is at the so. end of the San Francisco Bay Area, especially. Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Almaden Valley, Cambrian Park.
Halloween and Oak Meadow Park go together like Halloween and candy! Years ago, it was "The Haunted Forest" of Los Gatos, but that took a respite and re-emerged as the Haunted Forest. From now through the end of the month, there will be (on most nights) a "Haunted Harvest Festival" at Oak Meadow P...
I only started working with Picnik a couple of weeks ago, so I have the enthusiasm of a new convert. I hope you will find a few of these tricks new and helpful.The first point I want to make is that it's easier to morph one photo than to take a dozen. So I love it when I can use a picture I've ta...
Recently I've been spending some time viewing old historic topographical maps of Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) that were created by the USGS more than 100 years ago. I've been viewing the areas near Los Gatos, Cambrian Park and Almaden in one map especially, as well as the Palo Alto, Cuerti...
Client presentations and interviews, whether with buyers or sellers, are a chance for consumers and agents to learn if working together is a good idea. It's a mutal interview. These appointments sometimes end with the buyer or seller letting the agent know that they have more real estate professi...
What to do, what to do? The markets are a mess! Here are some thoughts to help keep your cool in scary times. There's a lot for those of us in Silicon Valley to be feeling stressed out about lately. Between the stock market's wild ride and sinking home values in Santa Clara County (and around the...
The Campbell real estate market is levelling out and even improving in many regards but it does remain a buyers market there now. In this look at the real estate market in the city of Campbell, we'll use tools and data provided by two subscription services I have, Altos Research and The Real Esta...
There's a neat tool on Google that some of you may not know about: it enables you to search within your site for words and phrases and see when and where they show up (and how many times). I'm not convinced that it's 100% accurate, but I thought it was quite helpful, so wanted to share it with yo...
How're things in the Cambrian Park real estate market?  It's a bit of mixed bag, with some hints that the worst could be behind us. The months of inventory have been all over for Cambrian condos, but for houses, that number has mostly been under 6 months for most of 2008. The condo market has bee...
How's the market?  In the Almaden Valley area of San Jose, there are mixed signs. Let's have a look at the absorption rate to begin our analysis of the San Jose real estate market in the Almaden Valley area (zip code 95120). The absorption rate is the rate at which homes are selling. It factors i...
The St. Mary's Country Fair in downtown Los Gatos is back for another great weekend - starting in just a few minutes and running through Sunday afternoon. The fair includes carnival rides, arts & crafts, talent shows, raffles (a smart car is being raffled), food and drink as well as goodies to bu...

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A discussion on the real estate market and practice, particularly in Silicon Valley, CA.