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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Los Gatos Downtown Holiday Shopping Stroll

December 05, 2017 Downtown Los Gatos has much to offer, particularly during the holidays, but now we can add one more thing for which to be grateful – downtown Los Gatos is working to bring the holiday joy into your shopping experience! This Sunday, December 10, from 11am – 4pm Los Gatos encourages you to […]

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The Holiday Season in Los Gatos: So Much To Do!

December is upon us, and with it are all kinds of holiday wonders in beautiful Los Gatos. Lots is happening in and around our quaint corner of Silicon Valley, and keeping up is half the battle. To make your holidays a little less stressful and a little more jolly, I have organized a list of events […]

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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. We’re late this month, but 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 […]

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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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What do you need to know before buying a house in Los Gatos?

  What do you need to know before buying a house in Los Gatos? Particularly for people relocating to Los Gatos (or generally to Silicon Valley) from other areas, or from parts of Santa Clara County not close to the hills, there are a few home buying tips you’ll want to know before purchasing a […]

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Los Gatos Mountains 95033 Real Estate Market

Looking for great schools, more space, and a less suburban environment? Just beyond the borders of the Town of Los Gatos lies a collection of rural communities situated in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, or Coastal Range and together there are known as “The Los Gatos Mountains.” This large region sits above Almaden Valley, Los […]

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Pumpkin Train at Oak Meadow Park

The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad is getting into the Halloween Spirit!  Costumes are encouraged!  Get all the details at http://bjwrr.org/pumpkin-train-at-oak-meadow/ Or, find information on the BJWRR calender page.

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Sereno Group Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

6th annual Sereno Group Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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St. Mary’s Country Fair in Los Gatos

St. Mary’s Country Fair in Los Gatos is a fun, annual community event that always occurs the second weekend of October. This year, it’s October Oct 6th – 8th, 2017. Open to everyone, and with no admission fee, the three day fundraiser is a great place to enjoy so many cool things, including: carnival rides […]

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Los Gatos, Saratoga fall events

Hello fabulous Live in Los Gatos Blog readers!  Here’s a quick update on a few Los Gatos, Saratoga events coming up in early fall: Sat, Sept 23 Eat Drink Los Gatos (expands upon the Fall Wine Walk) Sept 30 – Oct 1st Russian Festival – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Saratoga Oct 1st 1-4pm Saratoga […]

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