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…

An Assessment of Zillow's Automated Valuation Algorithm

By Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder Within real estate, there are few things more revered or more reviled than Zillow’s Zestimate, which instantly values homes across America. The Zestimate can be revered by those who love the ease of getting an instant…

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…

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…

DeLeon Realty Announces Its Three-Year Home Maintenance Service

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue By Michael Repka, Esq., DeLeon Realty CEO 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…

Boost Your Home's Efficiency

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue During the warm seasons, we tend to spend so much time outside we often ne­glect simple updates that can help make our homes more efficient. Here are a few suggestions for creating an energy-effi­cient home for…

2017 Predictions for Silicon Valley's Housing Market

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue by Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” - Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics While prognosticating always has risks, doing so now…

Year in Review

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue by Michael Repka, ESQ. There is no doubt that 2016 was a turbu­lent year for real estate in many prime parts of the Peninsula. The softening of the overheated market that we have experienced over the past few…

Representing the Buyer and the Seller: Can the Practice Continue in California?

DeLeon Insight - November 2016 By Sigrid Waggener, Esq.  Although the practice of “dual representation”—representing the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction—is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible…

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Willows of Menlo Park

DeLeon Insight - November 2016 Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust The changing nature of Silicon Valley is illustrated in the new…