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House-hunting in Silicon Valley's an ordeal

Median home value in the San Jose region is 5 times higher than that of the nation overall

GAME OF PEEKABOO: Mrs Templin (left) with property agent Ms DeFilippo, who was certain that the Templins would eventually find a home to buy. "They'll get in here," she said. "I know they will."

Los Gatos, California

IT'S Sunday, which means house-hunting for Barry and Katie Templin. They have been on the prowl for months and saving for years, looking for a place with reasonable commutes to their technology jobs and good public schools for their two young children. They hope that