Entries by DeLeon Team

Air Traffic Impact on Real Estate

By Michael Repka, Pilot As a licensed pilot and Silicon Valley’s most active real estate listing agent, I have a unique perspective on how air traffic impacts local real estate. From this vantage point, I can see and understand the concerns of both sides of the debate as to how we can keep aircraft noise […]

Expansion of Property Tax Transferability

By Michael Repka, Esq. (LL.M. (Taxation) — NYU School of Law) Since the passage of Prop 13 in 1978, California property tax on newly acquired property has been calculated based on the value of the property on the date of purchase. Although this value is adjusted every year, it can never increase more than 2% […]

Palo Alto Cultural History

By Michael Repka & Michelle Lee Palo Alto is often named among the best places in the country to live, and it’s easy to see why. The weather is near perfect, the city’s public schools rank among the top nationwide, and Palo Alto rests adjacent to esteemed Stanford University. World-class companies have also put down […]

Redwood City Continues to Boom

By Alex Seroff For many decades as municipalities surrounding Redwood City grew in size and prestige, it languished behind the rest of the Peninsula. However, times have changed and the renaissance of Redwood City is in full force. The first step was the revitalization of the downtown area. By 2006, the 20-screen movie theater, new […]