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Mary Pope-Handy



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Price decreased or several weeks on the market often means no multiple offers – and that’s an opportunity for weary home buyers

Discouraged home buyers should consider looking at overlooked properties, those which have been on the market for awhile and yet remain unsold. Most often, the difficulty with these Silicon Valley homes is that they are simply overpriced. Continue reading

What’s most important to home sellers: highest price, fast close, all cash, no contingencies, pre-approved loan or what?

What's most important to home sellers: highest price, fast close, all cash, no contingencies, pre-approved loan or what? 45 second video with surprising answers! Continue reading

The Cross-Cultural Real Estate Experience: Buying and Selling Homes in Silicon Valley vs Other Places

Buying and selling homes is stressful no matter who you are or what the occasion may be. It is even more difficult for those for whom English is not their native language and for whom the US is not their native land. First there's a language challenge (depending on English fluency). Even more, there's a cultural challenge in terms of how homes are bought and sold. Add the normal stress to the cross-cultural confusion and there's a recipe for misunderstanding, bafflement, surprises and upset. Continue reading

Homebuyer Tax Credit Good for “Move Down” Buyers Too

Recently I read an article on Realty Times about the tax credit for non-first time homebuyers. Did you know that it may be used for “move down” buyers as well as “move up” buyers?

There are some caveats – the home cannot cost more than $800,000 and a couple cannot… Continue reading

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor
ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408 204-7673
Mary (at) PopeHandy.com
License# 01153805


Selling homes in
Silicon Valley:
Santa Clara County,
San Mateo County, and
Santa Cruz County.
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Special focus on:
San Jose, Los Gatos,
Saratoga, Campbell,
Almaden Valley,
Cambrian Park.
Mary’s other sites & blogs
Valley Of Hearts Delight
Santa Clara County Real Estate,
with an interest in history

Move2SiliconValley.com
Silicon Valley relocation info

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Silicon Valley real estate,
focus on home selling
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