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…

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…

CBS: Silicon Valley’s Hottest Neighborhood for Foreign Buyers: Old Palo Alto

PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — The Bay Area housing market is red hot, but one neighborhood in Silicon Valley is even hotter for one particular group of buyers: Old Palo Alto. DeLeon Realty CEO Michael Repka calls it Palo Alto’s most prestigious community.…

The DeLeon Team Just Ranked #1 in the Entire USA

By Michael Repka Way back in 2011, Ken DeLeon and I discussed the possibility of establishing an innovative new real estate team.  At that time, no individual agent or team from Northern California had ever been number one in the United States…

Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program

By Audrey Sun Ask any real estate agent what the most important criteria are when it comes to buying a home, and you’ll likely hear “location, location, location” - a phrase that’s been used for decades. In Silicon Valley, we live among the…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Palo Alto

Locally regarded among the Bay Area’s most prestigious and esteemed areas, Old Palo Alto sits at the center of this famous and affluent city. Whether you’re out for a morning walk or hovering along on the latest piece of cutting-edge personal…

Global Real Estate Trends - Part Two: Japan and France

By Ken DeLeon I have always found that many of life’s greatest lessons are learned through traveling. Since discord is a greater teacher than concord, it is by challenging yourself and seeing new and distant lands where most growth and knowledge…

Pending IPOs Spark Confidence

By Michael Repka Although the end of 2018 and early 2019 revealed material weakness in the Silicon Valley real estate market, there is some reason for optimism. Recently completed IPOs, coupled with expected upcoming IPOs, seem to be breathing a sigh…

The Chinese Trade War's Impact on Silicon Valley Real Estate

By Audrey Sun Currently there is a lot of concern and consternation about the potential looming trade war with China. While there have been numerous scholarly articles addressing the current geo-political environment, this article will focus on…