Stanford University: Housing, History, and Architecture

By David Hall, ESQ | Senior Buyer Specialist – Menlo Park & Stanford Stanford University is one of the largest employers in Silicon Valley, with over 12,000 faculty and staff members. There are also 1,600 faculty physicians and more than 1,100 residents and fellows working for Stanford Medicine (including Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health […]

Playing the Odds

by Sigrid Waggener, ESQ | Listing Specialist  Spring has arrived, and prospective buyers are out in force throughout Silicon Valley, looking for the perfect place to call home. Springtime is typically the time of year when there are more buyers than homes for sale, and sellers can therefore expect multiple offers. Most buyers are aware […]

Our Most Significant Innovation Yet

For far too long, the highly profitable real estate industry in Silicon Valley has remained riddled with controversy. Despite our booming market and cutting-edge environment, the outdated system frequently traps both buyers and sellers, forcing them into conflicts that can lead to any number of challenges, including compromised sales results. But DeLeon Realty has a […]

Improving Your Curb Appeal

By: Margie Fontanilla, Design Coordinator First impressions are everything. Whether you’re selling your home or simply trying to spruce it up, improving your curb appeal is a great way to increase your home’s value. After all, the front of your home is the first area potential buyers will see. If they are deterred by the […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Redwoods of Los Altos Hills

  Caroline Wong, Senior Buyer Specialist Opinions differ on the pros and cons of living in Los Altos Hills vs. Los Altos. If you prefer privacy and a town dedicated to preserving a residential agricultural lifestyle, without sacrificing convenient access to a downtown shopping district, then Los Altos Hills should be high on your list […]

Free Money From The California Association of REALTORS®

  Michael Repka, ESQ., DeLeon Realty CEO – March 30, 2017 The California Association of REALTORS® has recently launched a wonderful new program to help first-time homebuyers save money on their homeowner association (H.O.A.) dues. In a nutshell, the Housing Affordability Fund’s Homeowners Association Grant Program will give qualified first-time buyers up to six months of H.O.A. […]

Woodside: The Anatomy of a Boom Town

John DeOliviera, Senior Buyer Specialist – March 16, 2017 Woodside is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to many chief executive officers, venture capitalists, and founders of the area’s many high-tech companies. But before evolving into one of the most sought-after addresses in the Valley, Woodside witnessed a long, transformative history which helps […]

Show Me The Money: How to Finance Your Home Purchase and Compete with All-Cash Deals

by David Hall, Menlo Park, Stanford, and Palo Alto Specialist Home sales in Silicon Valley continue to be fast-paced and competitive with multiple offers and quick closings being the norm. Buyers who need to finance their home purchases are often competing with cash buyers who have a clear advantage for a quick closing without a financing […]

The Right Thing To Do When The Deal Goes Wrong

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQ. DeLeon Realty CEO – March 10, 2017 Unlike many states, California does not require attorney involvement in the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Although this works out fine in roughly 98 percent of the transactions, many people find themselves in a real jam the remaining two percent of the time. Unfortunately, most […]

Sustainable Home Design

by Rebecca Lee, Design Coordinator Designing and renovating a home that is environmentally responsible as well as economical, beautiful, and fun to live in is not as difficult as some may think. “Going green” is one of the hottest trends in design today, specifically in progressive parts of the world like Silicon Valley. The idea […]