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…

The Comeback Kid: Joseph Eichler

By Michelle Lee, DeLeon Marketing Dept A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF EICHLER HOMES AND THEIR RESURFACING POPULARITY Grab a piece of paper or your smartphone and jot down some of the key elements that are must-haves for your dream home. Do you…

How to Prep Your Kitchen On A Budget When Selling Your Home

By Margie Fontanilla |DeLeon Interior Designer Few would question the notion that the kitchen is one of the most important areas of a home. The kitchen sees the highest traffic, incorporates the most appliances, and provides the most function.…

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…

Silicon Valley's New Icon: Apple Park Campus

By Michelle Lee, DeLeon Marketing Dept Driving down from San Francisco to San Jose only takes an hour, but you’ll pass some of the world’s most influential company headquarters along the way. From famous Facebook in Menlo Park and Google in…

Long Listing Agreement Trap

By Michael Repka, Esq. In many ways, the deck is stacked against the Sellers when they sign a listing agreement with a real estate agent. Irrespective of whether the agent decides to use the Peninsula Regional Data Service (“PRDS”) form or the…

The Ellis Act: A Valuable Option for Investing in Rent-Control Cities

By Colette Thomason, Esq. Property investors often shy away from purchasing a multi-family building in a city with rent control.  Rent control often means low rent which in turn, to a landlord, means low income.  At the same time, rent control protects…

The Value of Narrated Videos

By Michael Repka The way that real estate is typically sold in Silicon Valley varies from the way that many sellers may envision. Nowadays, buyers like to be able to access properties on their own schedule with their own agents without the seller or…

DeLeon's Difference - How Content Localization is an Advantage in the Industry

By Michelle Lee As a Palo Alto native, I can tell you where to find the best taco truck or debate about the best item on the In-N-Out secret menu. Driving down Middlefield Road or University Avenue, I can point out the street that I learned to…

Has Silicon Valley and SF eclipsed NYC as America’s Top Region?

by Ken DeLeon “If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.” This line from Frank Sinatra’s aspirational “New York, New York” reflects the long-held belief that New York is the epicenter of American commerce and progress. Yet, as technology…