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 […]
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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.
By: Ken DeLeon, ESQ | Founder The demand to purchase a lot and build a custom home in Silicon Valley is higher than ever before. The three main reasons for this, in declining order, are: The lack of new homes being offered by speculation builders, The large profits these builders make when they do build […]
By Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder Within real estate, there are few things more revered or more reviled than Zillow’s Zestimate, which instantly values homes across America. The Zestimate can be revered by those who love the ease of getting an instant valuation of homes in their neighborhood. Conversely, the Zestimate is often reviled by […]
The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue by Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” – Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics While prognosticating always has risks, doing so now feels particularly perilous in light of the recent presidential election result. Media pundits mostly got it wrong, and the […]
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 […]
Three words describe the posh Circus Club neighborhood of Atherton: exclusive, impressive, and luxurious. Historically, this neighborhood was a 600-acre private ranch of moneyed Massachusetts businessman, Faxon Dean Atherton. It has since grown into one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the country. Where Mr. Atherton’s home was once situated is now the Menlo Circus Club, a private country club for wealthy equestrian aficionados and socialites. […]
After seeing recent volatility and declines in the stock market, some are questioning whether a seven-year cycle of appreciation in Silicon Valley housing is ending and whether we are headed into a period of depreciation. These arguments have focused on the potential decline in demand as tech companies experience less growth, and even some layoffs, […]
Joseph Eichler built 2,700 homes in Palo Alto, more than in any other city in America. These beloved architectural gems have found themselves in the spotlight of a controversy in Palo Alto and surrounding cities. The debate is about whether homeowners should be allowed to build two-story homes in neighborhoods that, originally, were solely composed […]
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- 12 Ways to Find a Home Below Market Value with Ken DeLeonJanuary 14, 2019 - 12:28 pm
- Time to Revisit Your TrustJanuary 7, 2019 - 12:06 pm
- 2018: Year in ReviewJanuary 4, 2019 - 3:09 pm
- Seminar for Homeowners (2/16): How to Reach Buyers in a Slow MarketJanuary 3, 2019 - 10:51 am
- Palo Alto Preserves Historic Homes; Homeowners Benefit TooJanuary 2, 2019 - 11:41 am