Entries by Ken DeLeon

2017 Predictions for Silicon Valley’s Housing Market

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 […]

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 […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Circus Club Area of Atherton

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. […]

Supply-Side Economics in Action: How the lack of housing supply will prevent price declines in Bay Area housing

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, […]

A Study in Appreciation: Palo Alto’s High-End Neighborhoods

DeLeon Insight – January 1, 2016 Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Realty Founder While a rising tide may lift all boats, not all boats are suitable for a long-term voyage. Over the past few years Silicon Valley has enjoyed a rapidly appreciating real estate market. However, the ease at which some have made money in real estate may have made them complacent in what […]