Are you interested in being an agent or following up on what your current agent is referring to?
The great thing about altos is they break up the reports by Zip Code which gives you a more accurate analysis of the area. Most real estate statistics are limited to city or area wide and are not as asccurate.
You can feel free to download the latest report for Santa Clara 95051 for single family or condos. I also write on market trends for Santa Clara on my Blog.
My membership dues of $540 year in my local MLS provides quarterly reports in depth on our local market sales,changes etc. This is the most statistical out of all of them.
My biggest expense is to my local board of Realtors(RSAR) for $650 per year and that gives me membership in National Assoc. Realtors (NAR), Nevada Assoc. of Realtors (NAR). They provide panels, newsletters, statistics websites etc. All of thos orgainizations have websites where we can do our own research. I spend about $1300 per year for everything.
Additional expenses would be luncheons with speakers and/or continuing education classes which are about $300 per year.