by Ken DeLeon | Founder While a rising tide will lift all boats, in real estate these boats (or neighborhoods) will not all rise at the same velocity. Though there are some mega-trends driving the housing market in Silicon Valley, there are also micro-trends and dynamics that come into play with the cities relative to […]
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By Ken DeLeon | Founder While Atherton is internationally famous for its natural beauty and affluence, wise residents know that it is the idyllic charm of this community coupled with its great schools and high quality of life that makes it so attractive to Silicon Valley buyers. With nearly $400 million in 2017 sales solely […]
By Ken DeLeon, ESQ. and Michael Repka, ESQ. It started off with the area—and the nation as a whole—adjusting to the notion of a Trump presidency. During the latter half of 2016, the market was quite lethargic as voters remained cautious due to the uncertainty of the election. Generally, many buyers sat on the sidelines […]
By Ken DeLeon | Founder When Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market recently made headlines, I was reminded of my desire for a combination of the quality of Whole Foods with the pricing of Trader Joe’s. That wish may be granted due to the aforementioned acquisition. However, this desire for the best products at affordable […]
By Ken DeLeon | Founder A famous empirical study by Steven Levitt, one of the authors of the famed Freakonomics, discovered a fundamental difference between listing prices that real estate agents choose for the homes of their clients and their own properties. An economics professor at the University of Chicago, Levitt examined the Chicago real […]
By Ken DeLeon, ESQ | Founder I was invited to an international real estate conference in South America to discuss what factors led to Silicon Valley’s rise, and how it consistently reinvents itself through continual innovation. This article explores what unique factors led to Silicon Valley’s explosive growth. By identifying these, other regions can follow […]
By Ken DeLeon | Founder One of the fundamental reasons why I left the practice of law for real estate was because I felt that real estate as an investment asset class had not been optimized. While stocks and other assets can be good, profitable investments, there is no better asset class to purchase in […]
By Ken DeLeon, ESQ. | Founder Due to the very strong Silicon Valley housing market, I find that most first-time buyers cannot purchase their dream home immediately. Since it is likely they would have to settle to some degree when purchasing their first home, some buyers consider delaying their purchase and saving to eventually purchase […]
By Ken DeLeon, Founder Many buyers will wisely interview three or four potential buyer agents before selecting one to represent them with their purchase. Conversely, many buyers stumble into the lender they choose, often relying solely upon a single recommendation or perhaps using a familiar lender they worked with in the past. Most buyers underestimate […]
New York City is consistently viewed as the preeminent city in America, and arguably the world. However, the title of “Second City” has been more fluid, in flux from as early as 1890.
Chicago was originally dubbed the Second City to illustrate its status in America. When Los Angeles surpassed Chicago in population in 1984, the informal title of Second City transferred to Los Angeles.
News & Events
- An Important Announcement on Off-Market ListingsApril 17, 2020 - 7:00 am
- Disclosure of Real Estate Commissions Paid to Buyer’s AgentsDecember 30, 2019 - 4:58 pm
- Who is really your broker?December 30, 2019 - 4:50 pm
- Don’t Let Agents Use Your Home as Bait to Attract BuyersDecember 30, 2019 - 3:01 pm
- Holidays around the WorldDecember 20, 2019 - 5:20 pm