Mary Pope-Handy's Silicon Valley Real Estate Commentary

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Real Estate Agent - Sereno Group Real Estate - 01153805
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.



This week I was so busy with my real estate practice here in Silicon Valley that I'm just glad I got in a daily post on my blog, Live in Los Gatos. Most days were long, with multiple appointments.  I had a couple of sales, and it was another week without a full day off.  I tell myself that it's l...
Yesterday, Fran and I had a long talk by phone and we reviewed our game plan a bit, discussed some upcoming options (formatting and other things - I'm behind on the formatting), and I got some homework to do. Fran was ecstatic about the "Good Press" that I received last Sunday on The Los Gatos Ob...
This morning I logged on to Active Rain and a good soul posted a reminder that today is Administrative Assistant Day and we should say a kind word or do something to acknowledge the folks who help us at the office with our real estate practice.I wish I had bookmarked that blog - but didn't think ...
Finish the phrase: "Fighting fire with...." The standard answer, "fire",  might seem like an "out of the box" solution, since fire and water are opposites.But how about something even stranger?  Fighting fire with wine!  In my Live in Los Gatos blog today, I discuss how that's been done in the hi...
Yesterday I got a very nice email from a fellow Rainer asking me how I come up with so many blog topics.  I sent him a couple of emails on the subject and thought perhaps others would like to know what I do and chime in too.  How do you come up with your topics?  I keep a nice, tiny notebook for ...
 The plague of gardeners everywhere is anything that destroys the garden.  In the beautiful Santa Clara Valley (the San Jose area), a major pest in orchards, farms, and flower gardens is the gopher.Once I watched, in horror, as a lovely and delicate flower I had nurtured and loved shook violently...
I've been writing away as part of Project Blogger and have been adding content daily to my blog, . A local historian who runs an online newspaper in Los Gatos really appreciated my depth of information and did a very favorable article on me today.  He did not mentio...
Week two is almost over, and I wanted to check in with everyone on what's been going on at my Live in Los Gatos! blog.  There's been some progress. Writing is something I truly enjoy doing, and my biggest challenge is being brief. (Yes, I have been to the Blarney Stone in County Cork, Ireland, bu...
Downtown Los Gatos, Califoria, featurtures many historic buildings with architectural importance and charm.One of them is an 1891 Victorian home, turned  mortuary (in 1917), turned  restaurant (1976 to the present).Would you be surprised to hear that in the past, many have asserted that it's haun...
New listing this week - Open House Sat/Sun 1:30 - 4:30, please stop by!4933 Bel Estos Drive, San Jose (off Carlton/Rosswood)Offered at $749,950   Located in a lovely pocket of the Cambrian Park area of San Jose, a stone's throw to Los Gatos, this home enjoys the best elementary school in the dist...

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