Entries by DeLeon Team

In San Francisco’s Bidding Wars, Home Prices Go Ballistic

WSJ: In San Francisco’s Bidding Wars, Home Prices Go Ballistic –  August 27, 2015 In San Francisco’s Bidding Wars, Home Prices Go Ballistic In the San Francisco Bay Area’s hot real-estate market, the question for many sellers isn’t whether they’ll get an offer. It’s how much over the asking price the offer will be. “It’s easy […]

Ken DeLeon: Silicon Valley’s real estate rock star

San Jose Mercury News –  June 12, 2015 http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_28303598/ken-deleon-silicon-valleys-real-estate-rock-star LOS ALTOS — Ken DeLeon parks his Rolls-Royce outside the Georgian-style mini-mansion that he anticipates selling for a whole lot more than its $5.49 million asking price. It’s his latest listing. Inside, a tour for fellow real estate agents is in progress. There’s an expensive catered spread […]

Ken DeLeon Come for the real estate stay for the slick dance moves

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Residence: Palo Alto Age: 42 Family: Married, four children Education: Math and economics, U.C. Santa Barbara; U.C. Berkeley School of Law Career trajectory: Wilson Sonsini, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, DeLeon Realty If you’ve picked up a Palo Alto-area newspaper, chances are you know of Realtor Ken DeLeon. Two other places you […]

Finding a Real Estate Bargain—Fixer-Uppers

W ith home prices surging in the thriving Silicon Valley real estate market, buyers are constantly on the hunt for—and turning to us for advice on—the ever-elusive bargain. At DeLeon Realty, our team of in-house designers, contractors, handymen, and a construction consultant all collaborate on our listings because we have found that the majority of […]

Birdland Appreciation

Sunnyvale home values have soared since 2011. This phenomenon is especially noticeable in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Sunnyvale, Birdland. The median sales price in Birdland also jumped from $1,126,500 in 2013 to $1,394,000 in 2014 as of October, reflecting a 23 percent increase. DeLeon Realty projects that Birdland will experience continued appreciation […]

Trading Up in Portola Valley

For young families who want to raise their children in tranquil Portola Valley, one of the best ways to enter that market is by purchasing a home in the nearby, unincorporated Ladera neighborhood. It is minutes from Interstate 280 and Stanford University, and walking distance from Portola Valley’s shopping center, the Ladera Country Shopper. In […]

Buying A Condo Now

  Many first-time homebuyers often debate whether they should buy a condo or townhome now, or wait a few years so that they can buy their ideal home in their preferred location. Others contemplate the options of buying a condo or townhouse in their desired location versus buying a single-family home in a less desirable […]