A resource for folks living in or moving to Los Gatos, by Mary Pope-Handy

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The Live in Los Gatos Blog is here to help you to better know the Los Gatos and Monte Sereno area, learn about the neighborhoods, homes, community events, businesses, parks, history, lifestyle, and more.  Many articles will feature photos or videos of our scenic town, once dubbed “The Gem City”.

Detailed real estate market stats:

Also covered is the real estate and housing market, with statistics and trends reported often for Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and the Los Gatos Mountains. Particular focus is on the Town of Los Gatos area, which is covered by the 95030 and 95032 zip codes.  There, we’ll include a special study offering the months of inventory by price point and high school district – info you will not find anywhere else.

About, in brief:

Logos for Sereno Group and for MPH's Valley of Heart's DelightMy name is Mary Pope-Handy, and I’ve written all of the articles here (unless otherwise noted) as well as on a few other sites of mine. I’m both a Realtor here in town, with Sereno Group, and I’ve been a resident of Los Gatos since 1999.  An area native, I fell in love with this place when I was sixteen years old, so am thrilled to call it home.  I hope that my enthusiasm is contagious!  Read more about MPH here. 

Got an idea for an article? Please let me know!  Want to buy or sell a home?  I’d love to hear from you!  (Sorry, I don’t handle rentals.)     mary@popehandy.com or 408 204-7673

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Articles on the local real estate market:

Town of Los Gatos (95030 & 95032) – price point & HSD

Town of Los Gatos (95030 & 95032) – general

City of Monte Sereno (95030 & 95032)  – general

Los Gatos Mountains (95033) – general

Saratoga (95070) on Valley of Heart’s Delight blog – by price point and high school district

Almaden area of San Jose on Valley of Heart’s Delight blog (95120) – general

Please visit the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog to view other nearby areas such as Cambrian, Campbell, Cupertino, Willow Glen, and most of Santa Clara County.

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Spring into Green in Los Gatos

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126 Charter Oaks Circle, Los Gatos

If you’ve been house hunting for a turnkey property with highly regarded Los Gatos schools, you’ll be happy to hear about my newest listing at 126 Charter Oaks Circle. This is a sunny, updated & remodeled 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with approximately 1574 SF in the beautiful Charter Oaks townhome community!   It is […]

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Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour

The annual home tour is back! Visit homes in the Almond Grove Historic District, which features a variety of architectural styles and eras dating back to the mid-1800s. No featured homes are listed as of yet, but last year’s tour showcased four homes and gardens as well as classic cars and vintage farm equipment. This […]

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JCC: We Stand With You

Bigotry is ugly. Hate crimes are intolerable. The fact that it happened in Los Gatos is unthinkable, but it did. Today the much beloved Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos was the target of a bomb threat.  This kind of hateful aggression has been unleashed throughout the country ever since the presidential election. (I usually avoid […]

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Los Gatos real estate market trends by price point and high school district

There are many factors impacting the Los Gatos real estate market, including the price point and the elementary or high school district. Today we’ll look at the Los Gatos realty market by pricing tiers and high school district using the months of inventory as a data point. The months of inventory, or MOI, is the […]

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Selling a Los Gatos home: how long will it take?

How long will it take to sell your Los Gatos home?  If you own a house in Los Gatos, 95030 or 95032, the answer is “it depends”. Naturally part of the formula will be the condition of the property and how aggressively it’s priced.  The pace also will be a function of schools and price […]

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Enjoy the Olive Oil Experience at We Olive!

Last Saturday we had family in town, so instead of hunkering-down at home to watch the Oscars, we enjoyed a night on the town to try someplace new to us: We Olive in downtown Los Gatos. We Olive focuses on California grown, artisan, gourmet wine and olive oil. Enter the shop and you will see […]

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Los Gatos real estate statistics and market trends

Each month, we update the Los Gatos real estate statistics and market trends with the latest information on closed sales for the prior month. We’ll review the Los Gatos inventory of homes for sale, the number of homes sold and under contract, and of course the median sale price and average sale price of sold properties. There’s […]

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Los Gatos Real Estate Market Snapshot

How’s the market in Los Gatos?  Houses well priced and in good shape with no major issues that are listed at or under $2 million are selling very nicely.  Many of the houses in the 95030 and 95032 zip code areas are more expensive, though, and that segment of the market – especially over $ […]

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Case study: online home valuation sites

Are you tempted to look at online, auto valuation websites to check Los Gatos real estate values?  Those online home valuation sites (including mine) can be very tempting.  After all, who wouldn’t want a real-time update on home sale prices? A few times, I’ve had clients or potential clients who relied very heavily on a well […]

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