Entries by Ken DeLeon

The Magic of the DeLeon Business Model—the Buyer’s Side

Silicon Valley thrives by disrupting and improving inefficient industries, and it has created many game-changing business models along the way. Yet in the epicenter of the world’s innovation, the practice of purchasing real estate had remained relatively unchanged since the Gold Rush days. DeLeon Realty was founded with the principles of optimizing real estate from […]

Neighborhood Spotlight – Los Altos Hills

The hills are alive with the sound of music, as well as multiple offers! After years of relatively slow growth lagging behind the communities in the flats, the affluent hillside communities of Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, and Woodside have rebounded strongly in the last year and are now attractive to many buyers who appreciate […]

Neighborhood Spotlight — Old Palo Alto

Unquestionably one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Silicon Valley, Old Palo Alto has a unique blend of spectacular architecture, large parcels, great public schools, and a central location that has made the neighborhood highly desirable to multiple generations of Silicon Valley’s most successful families. However, this area also feels like a sort of “New […]

Neighborhood Spotlight – Los Altos’ Country Club

Many buyers overlook one of the most beautiful areas of Los Altos—the Country Club neighborhood. Either because of the relatively hilly and windy streets or the area’s location on the west side of Foothill Expressway, this area does not always appear on everyone’s radar screen. It is definitely worth a look! The area is named […]

“Affordable” Housing Options

With housing prices at an astronomical high, many young Bay Area couples have found themselves “priced out” of the neighborhoods in which they would like to raise their families. Though a couple may have two strong salaries and are able to scrape together a down payment to purchase a home with a price tag between […]

Some Like It Hot

While summer temperatures are going up, what is rising more rapidly are local home prices. Even after 4 years of appreciation, this year’s market shows no signs of weakening with multiple offers for many homes resulting in double-digit appreciation for the majority of prime Silicon Valley cities in the first half of 2014. Historically, the […]

The Push and Pull of Pricing

While a rising tide raises all boats, the wave of appreciation that is hitting Silicon Valley housing is uneven and has ebbs and flows based on consistent trends in the marketplace. Overall, most prime cities in Silicon Valley have seen double digit growth in both 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014. However, this […]