Entries by DeLeon Team

A Bright Idea in the Sky

Lighting in a house is important when buying a home. In the current competitive seller’s market, buyers can’t always find the ideal home with the lighting they dream of. Luckily, with today’s technology, homeowners are able to bring in more light via different types of renovations. Adding skylights is the most common and easy way […]

All is Fair in Love and Community Property

Marriage and love generally form a simple equation – two people meet, they fall in love, and then they wed. However, for married couples residing in California, before reaching “happily ever after,” each spouse should consider California’s law on property characterization. While many are aware that California is a community property state, what exactly does […]

Pick Your Pipe for Plumbing

Before owners put the wrench to a leaking pipe or decide to replace portions of a pipe itself – STOP! Was the house built before or in the 1960’s? Are there galvanized steel pipes, copper pipes, clay pipes, or cast-iron pipes? Before they decide to take on the job themselves, knowing the kind of pipes […]

Tree Restrictions Differ Among Peninsula Cities

By Alex Seroff, ESQ. | Listing Specialist Many buyers have now purchased their new homes in the prime spring buying season. Some have bought outdated homes or tear-downs and are ready to get started with construction plans. Others have bought homes that are move-in ready but want to change their landscaping to best utilize the yard […]

United States Household Wealth Trends

Americans’ wealth hit an all-time high last summer, in part from the steady recovery of home prices. According to the Federal Reserves’ report, from July through September, the nation’s wealth rose 2.6% to $77.3 trillion. We see that Americans’ net worth spiked based on two contributing factors: stock prices rising by $917 billion and home […]

How to FENG SHUI your home

In Palo Alto and the surrounding areas in Silicon Valley, a significant and growing portion of the buyers are Asian, most notably Chinese. For many Chinese buyers, a house needs to have good Feng Shui before they would consider purchasing it. The most basic principle of Feng Shui is to focus on balancing the energies […]

Asian Impact on the Market

Asian cultures generally value modesty, hard work, and strong family ties. The popular conception is that most Asians work diligently and quietly. However, the loud impact of Asian buyers in Silicon Valley has been noticed. Asian buyers are dominating the housing market as they flock to Silicon Valley. The influx has uniquely impacted the Silicon […]