location

Silicon Valley homes for sale

Graphic image of a magnifierIf you are searching for Silicon Valley real estate, or Silicon Valley homes for sale, you may discover that you get overwhelmed with choices and housing results.

The biggest problem is that the area is simply enormous.  Most agree that Silicon Valley is an area covering Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, part of Santa Cruz County (Scotts Valley) and part of Alameda County (Fremont – and some also add Union City and Newark). It’s a lot of territory – 1,854 square miles.  As of last year, this much territory was home to between just over 3 million people.

So if you are in house hunting mode, the very first thing you need to do is to understand your anchor point. The anchor point is the thing which you want to be near. For most people, that’s a work location (and in many cases, it may be 2 work locations). Sometimes it’s proximity to family members, a place of worship, a particular school or any number of things.  Most of the time, the main anchor point is the place of employment and desired commute time, tempered by things like good schools, shopping, parks, things to do, and quality of life.

Narrowing the home search geographically

Moving here to work in Scotts Valley?  Much of Santa Cruz County may work – but so could living in Los Gatos, Campbell or nearby, where you’d have a reverse commute.

Relocating for a job in Mountain View?  Most likely, you’ll eliminate Santa Cruz County due to distance and commute challenges with Highway 17 going over the Santa Cruz Mountains.

If good public schools matter, that will help to refine your search, as not all parts of the southern San Francisco Bay Area have equally good education.

Below I’ll post sample listings from communities noted for better public schools in Santa Clara County up to 1.2 million, which seems to be a very hot price point that many relocating home buyers can afford. I do also serve San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties, but most of my clients are looking at Santa Clara Co., so limiting this search here.  Unfortunately, Alameda County (Fremont, Union City, and Newark are there) has a totally different MLS so usually I don’t work there – but am happy to introduce you to a great Realtor who does (please just email me and I will connect  you).

Santa Clara County homes for sale with good schools up to $1,200,000

Palo Alto

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,239 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,316 sqft
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 885 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Palo Alto.
(all data current as of 5/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Los Altos

Sorry, but we couldn't find any results in the MLS that match the specified search criteria.

Cupertino

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,060 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,350 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,210 sq ft
    Lot size: 392 sqft
  3. 1 bed, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,209 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.57 ac
  5. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 786 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.03 ac

See all Real estate in the city of Cupertino.
(all data current as of 5/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Saratoga

Sorry, but we couldn't find any results in the MLS that match the specified search criteria.

Los Gatos

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,481 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,797 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 36,677 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.16 ac
  4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,266 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.94 ac
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Los Gatos.
(all data current as of 5/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Milpitas

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,100 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,488 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,097 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
  4. 7 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,233 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,011 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,706 sqft

See all Real estate in the city of Milpitas.
(all data current as of 5/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Almaden area of San Jose

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,628 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,785 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,602 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,739 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,219 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,035 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,835 sqft
  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,065 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,496 sqft

See all Real estate in the Almaden Valley community.
(all data current as of 5/23/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Want more areas? Please search below, or use the widget in the sidebar.

Silicon Valley Homebuying and Bidding Wars

Bidding Wars in Silicon Valley real estate salesWhat do you need to know if you are shopping for a home in Silicon Valley right now?

First, you need to understand that possibly more than in any other time, it’s a deep seller’s market, meaning you most likely will be competing against multiple offers. Homes for sale are not as abundant as normal, and there are a lot of buyers trying to purchase a house or condo in the San Jose area.  Not enough supply, too much demand equals multiple offers and rising prices.  (You can check the current Santa Clara County real estate market statistics at www.popehandy.rereport.com.)

Secondly,if you want a chance at buying a property in Santa Clara or San Mateo Counties, you must have a great “offer package”.  It is imperative that you have a solid down payment, 20% is a minimum but often it takes 25% or more to convince sellers that they should take your offer over the others.  Cash is king and you may get out bid by an all cash offer, especially if it’s also a non contingent offer.
If you include any contingencies for inspections, loan and appraisal, they will have to be fairly short to compete in multiple offers.  A 17 day loan contingency is a pretty sure fire way to get eliminated from multiple bids.

Continue reading on the Valley of Hearts Delight blog:
http://sanjoserealestatelosgatoshomes.com/homebuying-in-silicon-valley-today/

Mary Pope-Handy
Realtor,
CIPS, CRS, ABR, SRES
Sereno Group
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos CA 95030
[Silicon Valley, California, USA]
1-408-204-7673
mary (at) popehandy.com
CA BRE # 01153805

CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Helping nice folks to buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley since 1993. Mary Pope-Handy, Realtor, Silicon Valley
Mary’s Other Sites


popehandy.com
Silicon Valley Real Estate: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, and especially
Los Gatos real estate

ValleyOfHeartsDelight.com
Santa Clara County Real Estate


SanJoseRealEstate
LosGatosHomes.com

Real estate in Santa Clara County, focused on west side communities of San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell & nearby

Live in Los Gatos blog
Los Gatos neighborhoods, real estate, events, history, parks, businesses & more

Connect with Mary
Follow Mary on FacebookFollow Mary on TwitterFollow Mary on TwitterFollow Mary on YouTube

Please find many more icons for connecting socially at the very bottom of this page.

Listings by Price Range
Below please find a list of SOME of the popular Silicon Valley areas with listings offered by price range. This is not a complete list! Please use the "search" app to find ALL properties on the MLS.
Trends & Statistics

Click the link below to get real estate data for Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Santa Cruz County (together making up about 98% of "Silicon Valley").

Real Estate Market Statistics and Trends for Santa Clara County


Comps near any address in Santa Clara County
Listings and Sales Near Any Address in Santa Clara County

Site Statistics
  • Users online: 2 
  • Visitors today : 291
  • Page views today : 406