Entries by DeLeon Team

Woodside: The Anatomy of a Boom Town

John DeOliviera, Senior Buyer Specialist – March 16, 2017 Woodside is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to many chief executive officers, venture capitalists, and founders of the area’s many high-tech companies. But before evolving into one of the most sought-after addresses in the Valley, Woodside witnessed a long, transformative history which helps […]

The Right Thing To Do When The Deal Goes Wrong

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQ. DeLeon Realty CEO – March 10, 2017 Unlike many states, California does not require attorney involvement in the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Although this works out fine in roughly 98 percent of the transactions, many people find themselves in a real jam the remaining two percent of the time. Unfortunately, most […]

Sustainable Home Design

by Rebecca Lee, Design Coordinator Designing and renovating a home that is environmentally responsible as well as economical, beautiful, and fun to live in is not as difficult as some may think. “Going green” is one of the hottest trends in design today, specifically in progressive parts of the world like Silicon Valley. The idea […]

The Hidden Pitfalls to Reverse Mortgages

Alex Seroff, ESQ., Listing Specialist – March 9, 2017 Maybe your friend just booked a month-long cruise. Perhaps you want to help your favorite grandson pay for law school. Or, maybe you just want to eat out on University Avenue every day. If you have one or more of these intentions but limited monthly income and liquid […]

The Most Influential Women at DeLeon Realty

By Audrey Sun | Listing Specialist Since March is Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing women who have helped transform DeLeon Realty into one of the most prestigious real estate firms in the Silicon Valley area. As a young professional woman, I have heard and read about […]

Good Fences Don’t Always Make Good Neighbors: How Strangers Can Claim An interest In Your Property

Sigrid Waggener, ESQ., Corporate Counsel – March 23, 2017 Most buyers assume that, when they purchase a property, their right to occupy and enjoy that property is exclusive. This is usually a reasonable assumption. However, there are instances when third parties (typically, adjoining landowners) can lawfully claim an interest in land owned by another. Here, we examine […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Heritage District of Sunnyvale

By Darrell Martin, Senior Buyer Specialist The Heritage District neighborhood of Sunnyvale has been thriving in recent years. This prosperity is thanks to the revitalized downtown area and the sustained popularity of Murphy St. with its many beloved restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Roughly defined as the area surrounded by Mathilda Ave. to the west, […]

Millennials, This is Your Time to Buy a Home

HUY VU – January 19, 2017 The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue Millennials were just graduating high school or college when the housing market collapsed and the economy entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Frustration over lack of jobs and stagnant wages forced many young men and women back into school, where rising school tuition […]