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 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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Los Gatos Dammit Run

The annual Los Gatos Dammit Run is this Saturday, August 5, 2017. This is the 44th annual run to benefit the Los Gatos High School Track Repair Fund. Beginning and ending at the track of Los Gatos High School, the 5 mile race takes participants through beautiful flatlands and hills. The treck includes the Los Gatos Creek […]

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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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The Monte Sereno real estate market

The City of Monte Sereno is quite small, with just about 4,000 residents, so the number of houses sold in any given month will always be extremely small. For that reason, the data may appear to jump around wildly compared to Los Gatos or Saratoga, which each have about 30,000 people living there. Please take […]

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Fiesta de Artes in Los Gatos

Saturday August 12th and Sunday August 13th mark the return of the Fiesta de Artes Los Gatos, Art & Wine Festival, the only Art & Wine Festival in town all year! This has been a Los Gatos tradition for decades, two in fact, with 2016 as the 20th anniversary of the event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. […]

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Los Gatos Celebrates July 4th, Independence Day, Join in the Fun!

It’s officially summer and Independence Day is fast approaching. What are your plans for the fourth? Downtown Los Gatos has plenty going on! First up, a block party: Between 10:30 am and 4 pm the Saturday before Independence Day, a portion of Downtown Los Gatos will be closed to traffic for a patriotic block party! […]

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Plein Art Show in Los Gatos

The Plein Art Show in Los Gatos returns Saturday June 17 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Los Gatos Town Plaza (free admission), with a special VIP event the evening before.  It’s both an art exhibit and art sale that benefits local charities, mostly youth. Events really begin on Tuesday the 13th with the arrival of […]

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Critically Low Inventory of Homes for Sale in Los Gatos

As of yesterday, May 1st 2017, the MLS shows just 67 houses for sale in Los Gatos, 95030 and 95032.  (Today it’s lower still at a mere 54 houses.) The chart below is based on the number of active listings in Los Gatos 95030 & 95032 (MLS Area 16) on the first of each month […]

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Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series: Music in the Park, Jazz on the Plazz and Vasona Vibrations Schedule of Events and Performers

Update 1: More schedule information available on the chart below! Update 2: All schedules for this summer are available and have been added to the chart below! Summer 2017 is just around the corner and we’re all revved up and ready for those free concerts around Los Gatos. Most artists and schedules have been announced and, knowing […]

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Drug Drop Off Event

Take back or expired or unused prescription medicines April 29 2017 from 10am to 2pm! Sponsored by the DEA, and locally in Los Gatos by CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse) and by the Town of Los Gatos, this is an opportunity to properly dispose of drugs so that they don’t end up in landfills or our water […]

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