Neighborhood Spotlight: Green Gables of Palo Alto

By Rob Parish | Realtor® | Attorney | Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto Buyer Specialist For savvy buyers wanting access to the premier schools located in North Palo Alto, the Green Gables neighborhood has traditionally been viewed as the value option. With beautiful parks, tree-lined streets, easy access to commute corridors, and two neighborhood-focused shopping […]

Homeownership for Millennials

By Darrell Martin | Senior Buyer Specialist – Sunnyvale & Mountain View This article is written for the benefit of those Silicon Valley millennials who have not yet purchased their first home. Would you like to transform your housing cost from a monthly expense into a monthly investment? Buying your own home can do just that. […]

How to Effectively Build Your Dream Home

By: Ken DeLeon, ESQ | Founder The demand to purchase a lot and build a custom home in Silicon Valley is higher than ever before. The three main reasons for this, in declining order, are: The lack of new homes being offered by speculation builders, The large profits these builders make when they do build […]

100-Percent Appreciation in Just Over Five Years

By Ken DeLeon, ESQ. | Founder Due to the very strong Silicon Valley housing market, I find that most first-time buyers cannot purchase their dream home immediately. Since it is likely they would have to settle to some degree when purchasing their first home, some buyers consider delaying their purchase and saving to eventually purchase […]

One Less Thing to Worry About With Our One-Year Maintenance Plan

When buying or selling a home, it has always been important to select the right Realtor®. However, the home itself usually remains the same, irrespective of which agent represented the property. That has all changed with the introduction of the DeLeon Realty/HomeSmiles maintenance program, which will be offered on all DeLeon listings. Naturally, we haven’t […]

Strategically Choosing the Right Lender for Your Purchase or Refinance

By Ken DeLeon, Founder Many buyers will wisely interview three or four potential buyer agents before selecting one to represent them with their purchase. Conversely, many buyers stumble into the lender they choose, often relying solely upon a single recommendation or perhaps using a familiar lender they worked with in the past. Most buyers underestimate […]

SFGate: Want to live like royalty in Silicon Valley? Here’s a castle on the market for $9 million

By Amy Graff, SFGATE (Source) Stretched across a Saratoga hillside, an out-of-the-ordinary home on the market for $9 million looks like a miniature version of England’s Windsor castle. The yellowish-tan stones carefully forming the exterior resemble those on the 11th century royal residence built after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conquerer. There’s […]

Mixing Metals Throughout Your Interior

By Tilu Arora | Design Coordinator Some people remain convinced that mixing metals is a recipe for disaster. One of the most popular recent trends has been to utilize monochromatic design schemes in which silver, nickel, or chrome was the dominant metal. However, that preference is quickly changing as designers are beginning to play with […]

Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation’s Schoolhouse Rocks 5K Photo Gallery

DeLeon Realty sponsored Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation’s Schoolhouse Rocks 5k Run last Sunday, May 21st at Hillview Middle School. Over 3,000 Menlo Park and Atherton residents laced-up their running shoes to run, walk and cheer in support of quality education. The DeLeon team joined the tremendoes group of volunteers and operated a water station and face painting booth. Check out […]

San Francisco Bay Area: America’s Second City

New York City is consistently viewed as the preeminent city in America, and arguably the world. However, the title of “Second City” has been more fluid, in flux from as early as 1890.

Chicago was originally dubbed the Second City to illustrate its status in America. When Los Angeles surpassed Chicago in population in 1984, the informal title of Second City transferred to Los Angeles.