Z-Market Cap for Zillow Dropped Over $30 Billion

By Ken DeLeon According to the Diamond Price Index, in December 2021 the average price for a diamond was $11,212.56 per carat. I found this interesting given that the average price per carat of diamonds has gone up significantly since the time…

Newly Enacted SB-9 and SB-10 Seek to Increase Housing Density, But at What Cost?

By Michael Repka, Esq. Much of California faces a dramatic housing shortage, most certainly including the Bay Area. It is truly tragic that so many people that work in this area, including teachers, nurses, civil servants, and a multitude of others…

Is the California Exodus Real?

Is the California Exodus Real? Why Dallas, San Antonio, and Jackson Hole Appeal to Californians  By Michael Repka In our previous two issues of The DeLeon Insight, we looked at the myriad of reasons as to why people are leaving California, along…

INTRODUCING OUR PIPER M600

By Michael Repka, Instrument-Rated Pilot, DeLeon Air Force The Newest Addition to the DeLeon Family Over the past few years, we have seen a significant spike in affluent homeowners selling their Silicon Valley properties and moving to lower tax states.…
HOW COVID HAS IMPACTED REAL ESTATE MARKETING ON THE PENINSULA

HOW COVID HAS IMPACTED REAL ESTATE MARKETING ON THE PENINSULA

By Michael Repka COVID-19 has had a profound, and possibly lasting, impact on the way real estate is marketed in the Bay Area. Overall, the number of people physically visiting a listing is down by approximately 67%, yet the percentage of those…

Don’t Let Agents Use Your Home as Bait to Attract Buyers

By Michael Repka  As an experienced real estate attorney, and the head of the area’s most successful listing team, I am regularly amazed by the sheer number of sellers that let their listing agents use their home as bait to attract buyers. Listing…