Archive for the 'Gilroy'

Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the World – things to do, homes for sale, the real estate market

Gilroy is a scenic area well known for wineries, farmland and fruit stands.  More than anything,  it’s most iconic produce is garlic, which is celebrated late each July with the annual Garlic Festival, which begins today and continues through the...
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Kids in Silicon Valley: Fun Places to Go!

What’s Are The Fun Places for Kids In and Near San Jose? There are oodles of fun things for kids and the young-at-heart to do in San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley area. Here are a few of the more dramatic highlights! In San Jose, Santa...
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Santa Clara County, San Jose, median sales price statistics year over year 2011 – 2010

The annual market report is out at popehandy.REReport.com and we can now learn how 2011 compared to 2010.  The median sales price for houses in Santa Clara County was off 5.3% overall.  But from one part of the valley to the next it varied wildly with...
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What is the Williamson Act? Will it be eliminated?

The Williamson Act, also known as the California Land Conservation Act, was passed by our California Legislature in 1965 in order to encourage rural & agricultural lands to remain undeveloped longer. When land owners enter into a contract under the...
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The Silicon Valley Luxury Home Market

What makes a Silicon Valley house a luxury home? How is high end real estate different from the rest of the market? When is a property not just a home with land, but an estate?  In other parts of the U.S., spending $700,000 may fetch a 4000 square...
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