DeLeon Insight November 2018

  THE DIMINISHING ROLE OF BUYERS’ AGENTS By Michael Repka Over the past 20 years, technology has enhanced and improved many industries. The quality of products and services has gone up, while, thanks to improvements in efficiency, the cost to consumers has often gone down. Unfortunately, real estate is not one of those industries — […]

DeLeon Insight September 2018

THE COMEBACK KID: JOSEPH EICHLER By Michelle Lee, DeLeon Marketing Dept A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF EICHLER HOMES AND THEIR RESURFACING POPULARITY Grab a piece of paper or your smartphone and jot down some of the key elements that are must-haves for your dream home. Do you favor more traditional styles or post-modern designs? […]

DeLeon Insight Summer 2018

DELEON’S DIFFERENCE – HOW CONTENT LOCALIZATION IS AN ADVANTAGE IN THE INDUSTRY By Michelle Lee As a Palo Alto native, I can tell you where to find the best taco truck or debate about the best item on the In-N-Out secret menu. Driving down Middlefield Road or University Avenue, I can point out the street […]

The DeLeon Insight March 2018

TAX TOPICS—DEDUCTIONS FOR PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES On December 22, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) into law. This sweeping legislation dramatically lowered corporate tax rates, encouraged multi-national companies to bring money back to the United States, generally lowered individual income tax burdens, reduced mortgage interest deductibility, and, perhaps most significantly for […]

The DeLeon Insight January 2018

  2017: YEAR IN REVIEW By Ken DeLeon, ESQ. and Michael Repka, ESQ. It started off with the area—and the nation as a whole—adjusting to the notion of a Trump presidency. During the latter half of 2016, the market was quite lethargic as voters remained cautious due to the uncertainty of the election. Generally, many buyers sat […]

The DeLeon Insight November 2017

AVOIDING FLOORPLAN FLAWS By Ken DeLeon | Founder There is nothing more exciting than the idea of building your own custom home. This project can be both very fulfilling and also an excellent investment of your time and money…[read more] THE DELEON TEAM RETURNS TO CHINA By Michael Repka, ESQ. | CEO & General Counsel DeLeon Realty is […]

The DeLeon Insight September 2017

DETERMINE YOUR LIST PRICE By Ken DeLeon | Founder A famous empirical study by Steven Levitt, one of the authors of the famed Freakonomics, discovered a fundamental difference between listing prices that real estate agents choose for the homes of their clients and their own properties. An economics professor at the University of Chicago, Levitt examined the Chicago real […]

The DeLeon Insight July 2017

Table of Contents Summer Splash Resolving Real Estate Disputes Silicon Valley How to Compete Against an All Cash Offer Community Spotlights   SUMMER SPLASH: BUY A HOME BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR By Michael Repka, ESQ. | CEO & General Counsel Buyers often say they would like to purchase a home over the summer and settle […]

The DeLeon Insight May 2017

Table of Contents DeLeon Realty’s Most Significant Innovation Yet! Michael & Ken Go to College Playing the Odds Neighborhood Spotlights Active Spring Market Color Trends San Francisco – America’s Second City DELEON REALTY’S MOST SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION YET by: Michael Repka, ESQ | CEO & General Counsel We formed DeLeon Realty with the belief that there […]

The DeLeon Insight – March 2017

The DeLeon Insight – January 2017