Misaligned Incentives and Systemic Flaws of the Real Estate Industry

By Michael Repka, Esq. Many people take issue with the real estate industry and the way transactions have been handled traditionally. Many clients justifiably believe that there are far too many conflicts of interest, too little oversight, inadequate…

Surge in Demand from Hong Kong Buyers

By Michael Repka Michael Repka, DeLeon Realty CEO, on a recent business trip to Hong Kong Prior to Great Britain’s transfer of Hong Kong back to China in 1997, there was a significant increase in demand for US (and Canadian) real estate from…

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Why The DeLeon Team Can Offer Legal Advice

By Michael Repka, Esq. and Colette Thomason, Esq. Through an interesting confluence of rules that apply to Realtors® and attorneys, the vast majority of real estate agents cannot give their clients legal advice. This is true even if the real estate…

Feng Shui – Not So Much a Mystery, But a Method to Joy and Comfort

By Audrey Sun and David Burckhard Feng Shui is not so much about mysterious guidelines dictating furniture arrangement and rules on which direction our doors must face as it is about, “making your home or property a comfortable and joyous place…

Housing Affordability for Local Teachers, Police Officers & Firefighters

by Michael Repka, Esq. Silicon Valley is one of the best places to live in the entire world. From our robust economy and rich culture, to our great weather and scenic beauty, there are few places on earth that can compare to where we call home. Unfortunately,…

Stay Fresh Locally: Silicon Valley Farmers Markets

By Ann Ho California is the best place for fresh fruits and vegetables. People have access to them all year round, unlike other states that experience extreme seasons. With California’s Central Valley only a short drive away from Silicon Valley,…

Eight Things That Make DeLeon Different

By Michael Repka, Esq. 1) We never take money from both sides of any transaction Most brokerages, and even many individual agents, take money from both sides of the same transaction when they have the opportunity. While some try to characterize…

Cross-Collateral Financing

By Steve Millender For clients who are considering purchasing a new home, either as a “trade up” from their existing residence, or to “down size” to be closer to family or to reduce expenses, there is financing available where no down payment…