With regards to what has sold in Sorrento in the past 6mos, I would like to add this: The properties with Lot Sizes between 4,900-6,000sqft have been selling from $770K-low $800's.
The sales that have been over $850k & as high as $950K (for a 3,600sqft home) were on the larger lot sizes of 6,500+sqft.
That is the defining factor I can see for why 2 homes with the close to the same building square footage sold for a $100K difference recently.
Others will be coming on the market in there soon. Owners ARE defaulting on their mortgages.
If you didn't end up going to Mountain View with your job transfer & are interested in Sorrento, shoot me an email. Also, if your price range is up to $1.7M, you may want to consider Rossmoor, there are some AWESOME brand new custom homes that surpass the size of what Sorrento can offer. Up to 5,400sqft.
Let me know if I can help