Neighborhood Spotlight: The Willows of Menlo Park

DeLeon Insight – November 2016 Ken DeLeon, Esq., DeLeon Founder “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust The changing nature of Silicon Valley is illustrated in the new construction and redevelopment that is occurring in many residential neighborhoods. This transformation is quite apparent in […]

The Rise of Northern Mountain View

The DeLeon Insight – March 2016 Alex Seroff, Esq., Listing Specialist North Whisman, Rex Manor, and Stierlin Estates are Mountain View neighborhoods that might not be familiar names to many, but that is about to change. These neighborhoods, originally made up primarily of small 1950s and 1960s homes, condos, and tilt-up office buildings, are seeing […]

Real Property Tax Breaks under the Williamson Act

DeLeon Insight – January 1, 2016 Michael Repka Esq., DeLeon Realty CEO, LLM (Taxation) For most California homeowners, their annual property tax is based on one percent of the amount they paid for the property, and increased by up to two percent per year. Additionally, they pay for debt service on bonds issued to benefit the property, provided that this amount does not […]

Common Staging Mistakes and How to Fix Them

DeLeon Insight – January 1, 2016 Margie Fontanilla, DeLeon Design Coordinator    A well-staged home shows better and has a better chance of selling faster than an unstaged home. Many buyers have difficulty seeing beyond the room in front of them, so you cannot rely on their imaginations to help them grasp the best features of your home. To successfully stage your […]