Avoiding Floorplan Flaws

Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score

While everyone in Silicon Valley knows the importance of a credit score, few know the algorithm that is used to determine their exact scores.

What is the hardest lesson for home buyers to learn in the San Francisco Bay Area?

By Rob Parish, Sr. Buyer Specialist The answer is deceptively easy. The list price for a home may have little to do with the property's market value. Instead, it is just an offer to negotiate. Home buyers must be prepared for serious competition…

How to Win a Great Off-Market Deal Seminar

Please join DeLeon Realty for our October seminar. Gain insight from Ken DeLeon, the most successful real estate broker in Silicon Valley, about identifying off-market opportunities and strategizing the perfect deal. Also, hear the latest market updates from our talented buyer team.

Solutions for International Buyers

By Kim Heng | Realtor®, MBA, Director of Sales According to Forbes magazine, the United States was the most popular destination for Chinese homebuyers, who spent over $14 billion on US properties in 2016. However, given the shifting monetary policies…

Palo Alto's New Ordinance

By Huy Vu | Realtor®, Attorney, Buyer Specialist Affordability issues persist in Silicon Valley as supply and demand for housing continue to put upward pressure on prices. Demand for housing here likely won’t change soon. Our communities boast…

Transfer Taxes

By Alex Seroff, ESQ. | Realtor®, Attorney, VP of Listings There are many so-called “hidden” taxes paid by Californians. You may not even know that you pay some of them. For instance, did you know that you pay a tax of $.036 per gallon on gasoline?…

Apple's New Campus and its Anticipated Effect on Home Prices

By Darrell Martin | Realtor®, Buyer Specialist for Sunnyvale & Mountain View The new Apple “Spaceship” campus in Cupertino, now officially known as Apple Park, is nearing completion and warrants some well-deserved recognition. The concept…

Hidden Dangers

By Michael Repka, ESQ. | CEO & General Counsel Whenever homeowners mention the possibility of selling their home without using a professional real estate agent, various agents are quick to counter with the argument that a lot of legal pitfalls…