What Makes A Home Sustainable?

Sustainability is a term that is broadly used to describe materials and products that meet our current needs without negatively affecting the environment for future generations. If you are looking to add sustainable value to your home, we have a few helpful…

Finding a Real Estate Bargain—Fixer-Uppers

W ith home prices surging in the thriving Silicon Valley real estate market, buyers are constantly on the hunt for—and turning to us for advice on—the ever-elusive bargain. At DeLeon Realty, our team of in-house designers, contractors, handymen, and…

Contingent Real Estate Offers—The Efficient Assignment of Risk

There are a lot of theories out there regarding the use of contingencies in real estate offers. Unfortunately many agents and buyers shift towards absolutes, such as “all offers have to be non-contingent in this hot seller’s market” or “the buyers…

Birdland Appreciation

Sunnyvale home values have soared since 2011. This phenomenon is especially noticeable in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Sunnyvale, Birdland. The median sales price in Birdland also jumped from $1,126,500 in 2013 to $1,394,000 in 2014 as…

Real Estate Game Plan

  Real estate has traditionally been one of the best ways to build true wealth. The combination of security, leverage, and tax advantages are virtually unmatched in the investment world, yet people devote far more time and energy to developing…

Getting Ready for the Fall Market

Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for home sales. If you are thinking of putting your home on the real estate market this fall, here are a few simple preparation suggestions that will help your home stand out from the competition. Declutter…

Pick Your Pipe for Plumbing

Before owners put the wrench to a leaking pipe or decide to replace portions of a pipe itself - STOP! Was the house built before or in the 1960’s? Are there galvanized steel pipes, copper pipes, clay pipes, or cast-iron pipes? Before they decide to…

Best Paint Colors to Use When Selling Your Home

Some colors will help you, others will hurt. Be sure to choose the right ones for your home First impression is everything when selling a home. A lot of effort and work goes into preparing a home for the market. Painting a house is the cheapest and quickest…

More Reason to Love Thy Neighbor

Shared Fence & Boundary Responsibility Neighbors, whether you love them or hate them, you have to get along with them. This statement is especially true for those of us who share fences with our neighbors. According to California Civil Code §841,…

United States Household Wealth Trends

Americans’ wealth hit an all-time high last summer, in part from the steady recovery of home prices. According to the Federal Reserves’ report, from July through September, the nation’s wealth rose 2.6% to $77.3 trillion. We see that Americans’…