Entries by DeLeon Team

The Hidden Pitfalls to Reverse Mortgages

Alex Seroff, ESQ., Listing Specialist – March 9, 2017 Maybe your friend just booked a month-long cruise. Perhaps you want to help your favorite grandson pay for law school. Or, maybe you just want to eat out on University Avenue every day. If you have one or more of these intentions but limited monthly income and liquid […]

The Most Influential Women at DeLeon Realty

Since March is Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing women who have helped transform DeLeon Realty into one of the most prestigious real estate firms in the Silicon Valley area. As a young professional woman, I have heard and read about workplace gender inequality. Issues I hear […]

Good Fences Don’t Always Make Good Neighbors: How Strangers Can Claim An interest In Your Property

Sigrid Waggener, ESQ., Corporate Counsel – March 23, 2017 Most buyers assume that, when they purchase a property, their right to occupy and enjoy that property is exclusive. This is usually a reasonable assumption. However, there are instances when third parties (typically, adjoining landowners) can lawfully claim an interest in land owned by another. Here, we examine […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Heritage District of Sunnyvale

By Darrell Martin, Senior Buyer Specialist The Heritage District neighborhood of Sunnyvale has been thriving in recent years. This prosperity is thanks to the revitalized downtown area and the sustained popularity of Murphy St. with its many beloved restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Roughly defined as the area surrounded by Mathilda Ave. to the west, […]

Millennials, This is Your Time to Buy a Home

HUY VU – January 19, 2017 The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue Millennials were just graduating high school or college when the housing market collapsed and the economy entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Frustration over lack of jobs and stagnant wages forced many young men and women back into school, where rising school tuition […]

DeLeon Realty Announces Its Three-Year Home Maintenance Service

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue By Michael Repka, Esq., DeLeon Realty CEO When buying or selling a home, it has always been important to select the right Realtor®. However, the home itself usually remains the same, irrespective of which agent represented the property. That has all changed with the introduc­tion of the DeLeon Realty/HomeSmiles […]

Boost Your Home’s Efficiency

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue During the warm seasons, we tend to spend so much time outside we often ne­glect simple updates that can help make our homes more efficient. Here are a few suggestions for creating an energy-effi­cient home for the new year. We tend to notice air gaps and lack of insulation […]

Representing the Buyer and the Seller: Can the Practice Continue in California?

DeLeon Insight – November 2016 By Sigrid Waggener, Esq.  Although the practice of “dual representation”—representing the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction—is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent to zealously represent the disparate interests of the buyer and the seller, even when the situation […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Willows of Menlo Park

DeLeon Insight – November 2016 Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust The changing nature of Silicon Valley is illustrated in the new construction and redevelopment that is occurring in many residential neighborhoods. This transformation is quite apparent in […]