Entries by DeLeon Team

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 […]

Buy Now! Not just because interest rates are increasing

The Federal Reserve announced on December 18, 2013 they plan to decrease stimulus spending starting January 2014 by $10 million a month. This typically translates to increasing mortgage interest rates. Thus far, the 30 year fixed and 7 year adjustable rate mortgages for jumbo loans have held steady at 4.125% and 3.125%, respectively. However, expect […]

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 […]

It’s not too late to WINTERIZE your home

As the temperature continues to drop, it is tempting to stay cozy inside – but don’t wait until it’s too late to take important winter maintenance steps to keep your home safe and reduce energy costs. Here are some helpful suggestions to save your home from having winter issues. Install storm doors and windows.  Better […]

CNBC: Wealthy Chinese Gobbling Up Silicon Valley Homes

Wealthy Chinese Gobbling Up Silicon Valley Homes Chinese buyers are attracted to the tech industry in the Silicon Valley, buying homes with all cash transactions. Ken DeLeon, named the top real estate agent in the country by the Wall Street Journal, has sold so many homes to Chinese buyers, his business invested in a Mercedes […]

House Hunting By Plane Taking Off In Bay Area Luxury Real Estate Market

ATHERTON (KPIX 5) — The high-priced, luxury Bay Area real estate market is soaring for some Bay Area realtors… literally. They give many of their foreign buyers an aerial view of their most exclusive properties, from 2,500 feet above the ground in a Cirrus SR20 plane. Michael Repka, CEO and General Counsel of DeLeon Realty, […]

Fox Business: The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect Ken DeLeon talks with Adam Shapiro from Fox News on location about the impact of the Facebook IPO on local home prices and the Silicon Valley real estate market overall.