The Hidden Pitfalls to Reverse Mortgages

Alex Seroff, ESQ., Listing Specialist – March 9, 2017 Maybe your friend just booked a month-long cruise. Perhaps you want to help your favorite grandson pay for law school. Or, maybe you just want to eat out on University Avenue every day. If you have one or more of these intentions but limited monthly income and liquid […]

The Most Influential Women at DeLeon Realty

By Audrey Sun | Listing Specialist Since March is Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to shine a spotlight on some of the amazing women who have helped transform DeLeon Realty into one of the most prestigious real estate firms in the Silicon Valley area. As a young professional woman, I have heard and read about […]

Good Fences Don’t Always Make Good Neighbors: How Strangers Can Claim An interest In Your Property

Sigrid Waggener, ESQ., Corporate Counsel – March 23, 2017 Most buyers assume that, when they purchase a property, their right to occupy and enjoy that property is exclusive. This is usually a reasonable assumption. However, there are instances when third parties (typically, adjoining landowners) can lawfully claim an interest in land owned by another. Here, we examine […]

An Assessment of Zillow’s Automated Valuation Algorithm

By Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder Within real estate, there are few things more revered or more reviled than Zillow’s Zestimate, which instantly values homes across America. The Zestimate can be revered by those who love the ease of getting an instant valuation of homes in their neighborhood. Conversely, the Zestimate is often reviled by […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Heritage District of Sunnyvale

By Darrell Martin, Senior Buyer Specialist The Heritage District neighborhood of Sunnyvale has been thriving in recent years. This prosperity is thanks to the revitalized downtown area and the sustained popularity of Murphy St. with its many beloved restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Roughly defined as the area surrounded by Mathilda Ave. to the west, […]

Millennials, This is Your Time to Buy a Home

HUY VU – January 19, 2017 The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue Millennials were just graduating high school or college when the housing market collapsed and the economy entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Frustration over lack of jobs and stagnant wages forced many young men and women back into school, where rising school tuition […]

DeLeon Realty Announces Its One-Year Home Maintenance Service

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue By Michael Repka, Esq., DeLeon Realty CEO 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 […]

Boost Your Home’s Efficiency

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue During the warm seasons, we tend to spend so much time outside we often ne­glect simple updates that can help make our homes more efficient. Here are a few suggestions for creating an energy-effi­cient home for the new year. We tend to notice air gaps and lack of insulation […]

2017 Predictions for Silicon Valley’s Housing Market

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue by Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” – Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics While prognosticating always has risks, doing so now feels particularly perilous in light of the recent presidential elec­tion result. Media pundits mostly got it wrong, and the […]

Year in Review

The DeLeon Insight January 2017 Issue by Michael Repka, ESQ. There is no doubt that 2016 was a turbu­lent year for real estate in many prime parts of the Peninsula. The softening of the overheated market that we have experienced over the past few years, cou­pled with uncertainty associated with the unusually divisive presidential campaign […]