By Michael Repka, Esq. Recently, I attended the country’s preeminent real estate convention, Inman Connect in New York City, where I had the opportunity to watch presentations by a variety of different luminaries in the real estate industry. The presenters were universally well spoken, dynamic, and interesting. Although I learned much over my four days […]

Why do Lender Rates Vary So Much in Pricing?

By Ken DeLeon Home buyers generally care more about the amount of their monthly mortgage payment than they do about the exact price of their home. The reality is, how much house you can afford is directly related to your monthly mortgage payment. While home prices generally fluctuate merely by a few percentages between a […]

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Uncovering Sharon Heights

By Audrey Sun Neighborhood  Settled in the hills of Menlo Park, Sharon Park offers an exclusive, upper-middle class, Norman Rockwell-like family-oriented community. The neighborhood is approximately 1.8 square miles of tree-lined streets and verdant terrain, and is often ranked as one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Menlo Park. The undulating topography of Sharon Heights creates […]

Disclosure of Real Estate Commissions Paid to Buyer’s Agents

By Michael Repka There is a new controversy brewing in the real estate industry. Washington state recently began requiring the public disclosure of the real estate commission paid to the buyer’s agent. This has some real estate agents incensed. Recently, I was at a meeting with very experienced and well-respected real estate agents. There was […]

Who is really your broker?

By Andrew VanSlyke, Esq. Here at DeLeon Realty, we pride ourselves on innovating and changing the way that Realtors® do business. A prime example is how we provide a comprehensive and integrated team to assist clients in a multitude of aspects of the home buying and selling process. We do this to not only provide […]

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 agents should act in the best interest of their sellers. Yet, many […]

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