Seller Articles

Seller Articles

YEAR IN REVIEW

MICHAEL REPKA, ESQJanuary 19, 2017
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...

HOW DO ASSET BUBBLES AND RECENT CHANGES IN CHINA AFFECT SILICON VALLEY REAL ESTATE?

KIM HENG,MBAJanuary 19, 2017
As the real estate market in Silicon Valley cools off, many people are concerned it seems the power of Chinese investment money throughout the area is waning. Local buyers can’t help but feel that the settling of the market means...

UP-AND-COMING DESIGN TRENDS

MARIA McGARRYJanuary 19, 2017
“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” - Mehmet Murat Ildan As we make our “move” from 2016 into 2017, let’s take a look at emerging...

NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT COLLEGE TERRACE OF PALO ALTO

KEN DELEON, ESQ.January 19, 2017
“Everything old is new again.” - Peter Allen & Carol Bayer Sager Palo Alto is renowned as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley” and has a worldwide reputation as a center of innovation and technology. However, the origins of Palo Alto...

BOOST YOUR HOME’S EFFICIENCY

JILLIAN MRSNYJanuary 19, 2017
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...

2017 PREDICTIONS FOR SILICON VALLEY’S HOUSING MARKET

KEN DELEON, ESQ.January 19, 2017
“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...

Representing the Buyer and the Seller: Can the Practice Continue in California?

Sigrid Waggener, Esq.November 1, 2016
Although the practice of “dual representation”—representing the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction—is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent to zealously represent the disparate interests of the buyer and...

Make Any Space Modern

Brittney Andrews, Allied ASID January 1, 2016
Do you love modern style but live in a not-so-modern home? To achieve a modern vibe in your home, you don’t have to make very large adjustments. By using these easy guidelines, you can quickly bring modern touches to any...

Common Staging Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Margie Fontanilla - DeLeon Design CoordinatorJanuary 1, 2016
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...

Fence Disputes and Good Neighbor Fences

Michael Repka, Esq.January 1, 2016
We have all heard the expression, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Nevertheless, there are countless bitter disputes between neighbors over the location, construction, and maintenance of fences. Fortunately, the original California Civil Code §841, which was enacted in 1872 and...