Mixing Metals Throughout Your Interior

By Tilu Arora | Design Coordinator Some people remain convinced that mixing metals is a recipe for disaster. One of the most popular recent trends has been to utilize monochromatic design schemes in which silver, nickel, or chrome was the dominant…

100-Percent Appreciation in Just Over Five Years

By Ken DeLeon, ESQ. | Founder Due to the very strong Silicon Valley housing market, I find that most first-time buyers cannot purchase their dream home immediately. Since it is likely they would have to settle to some degree when purchasing their first…

Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation's Schoolhouse Rocks 5K Photo Gallery

DeLeon Realty sponsored Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation's Schoolhouse Rocks 5k Run last Sunday, May 21st at Hillview Middle School. Over 3,000 Menlo Park and Atherton residents laced-up their running shoes to run, walk and cheer in support…

Infographic: How Brokerages Handle In-House Deals

Going forward, DeLeon Realty will not take commission from both sides of the same transaction. If any DeLeon Realty agent represents a buyer on any DeLeon Realty listing, then we will waive 100 percent of the buyer-side commission.* This policy…

One Less Thing to Worry About With Our Three-Year Maintenance Plan

When buying or selling a home, it has always been important to select the right Realtor®. However, the home itself usually remains the same, irrespective of which agent represented the property. That has all changed with the introduction of the DeLeon…

Neighborhood Spotlight: West Menlo/University Heights

By David Hall, ESQ. | Senior Buyer Specialist, Menlo Park, Stanford, & College Terrace The University Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park straddles Alameda de las Pulgas (which in Spanish means “Avenue of the Fleas”), connecting Valparaiso…

Beyond Simple Seasonality

By Alex Seroff, ESQ. | Listing Specialist With local real estate being one of the favorite topics of conversation in Silicon Valley, it is no surprise that sellers are well aware of the seasonality of the market and optimal timing. However, when…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Ladera of Portola Valley

By John DeOliviera | Senior Buyer Specialist - Atherton/Woodside/Portola Valley The enclave of Ladera was named to reflect the rich Spanish history of the area; “ladera” is Spanish for hillside. This idyllic community was the brainchild of the…

Birge Clark: Palo Alto's Architect

By Huy Vu, ESQ. | Senior Buyer Specialist - Palo Alto Born at the end of the 19th century, Birge Clark was able to watch Palo Alto transform from the quiet town it once was to the early stages of the technology center it is today. By the time…

Michael & Ken Go To College

By Michael Repka, ESQ | CEO & General Counsel Over the years, a number of fantastic teachers and professors have inspired me to push myself, explore varied interests, and maintain a thirst for knowledge. To this day, I owe a debt of gratitude…