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…

Why is The Spring Market Unusually Active in 2017?

by Kim Heng, MBA | Listing Specialist After a 2016 that was plagued by uncertainty, trepidation, and general lethargy on the part of buyers, the 2017 spring season is off to a strong start. While there are a number of different factors that contribute…

Los Altos Hills: Joining The Building Bloom

by Caroline Wong, ESQ | Senior Buyer Specialist - Los Altos & Los Altos Hills From developers building speculation homes to residents designing their custom dream homes, Los Altos Hills has seen a significant increase in new development over…

DeLeon Realty's Most Significant Innovation Yet

We formed DeLeon Realty with the belief that there was a better way to sell real estate and, in doing so, a better way to build a real estate company. We have raised the client experience through offering significantly elevated marketing for our listings; employing exceptionally well-educated and well-trained agents

Color Trends 2017

By Lauryn Varnum | Interior Designer Every year, new trends emerge for color schemes in home design. The majority of previously popular schemes have included muted palettes with soothing, understated colors, such as cool greys, mossy hues, slate,…

Stanford University: Housing, History, and Architecture

By David Hall, ESQ | Senior Buyer Specialist - Menlo Park & Stanford Stanford University is one of the largest employers in Silicon Valley, with over 12,000 faculty and staff members. There are also 1,600 faculty physicians and more than 1,100…