Silicon Valley Housing Blog by Steve Leung

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Real Estate Agent - Silicon Valley Real Estate
Steve Leung empowers locals and people moving here with the tools and guidance needed to make good Silicon Valley real estate decisions.

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2007 

The Metropolitan is a brand new community of townhomes and condominiums located in central Cupertino just steps away from Cupertino Square (formerly Vallco).  This modern complex is a high-tech worker's dream, only minutes away from Apple's world headquarters and HP Cupertino, among other...
02/27/2007
Six billion dollars.  $6 billion.  That's what Americans spend each and every year on caring for their lawns according to Warren Schultz, author of The Chemical-Free Lawn.  But the growing trend among homeowners, particularly those with already precious little spare time and owners of investm...
02/26/2007
Responding to reports about mountain lions sunbathing at the Fremont BART station, California Department of Fish and Game officials flew over the area with a helicopter and heat-sensing equipment but didn't find the offending felines.When I first moved to Silicon Valley almost a decade ago......
02/21/2007
Happy Mardi Gras everyone!  If you're not in New Orleans (like me), you're missing out on the best reason ever concocted to throw a party on a Tuesday.  According to the folks on KGO today, my hometown hotels are 95% booked and people are having fun and spending cash there like you wouldn...
02/20/2007
According to the Cupertino Courier, the former Vallco (which is going to be renovated and renamed Cupertino Square) is getting a brand new high-end bowling alley, to be named "Strike." Mall general manager Mike Rohde uses the words "progressive" and "modern-looking" ...
02/19/2007
Home buying is a very personal decision and people who are looking for a home often fall prey to conventional wisdom. But by challenging the reasoning behind some widely-held notions and remembering that your personal requirements are the key real estate decision process, you can gain more confid...
02/14/2007
Just last March, redevelopment plan for North San Jose was stuck --- tangled in a lawsuit by neighboring cities Santa Clara and Milpitas over traffic flow. The plantiffs contended that the proposed redevelopment would create population growth and traffic problems that would spill over into neighb...
02/13/2007
Let's say that you've just gotten engaged and that you and your fiancee find your dream house.  But since you're just getting started on the rest life, you can't get a reasonably-priced mortgage.  Your parents have a pretty good credit score and a strong income, so you ask them to...
02/13/2007
Santana Row has been described as a cutout of Paris' Champs Elysees transplanted to Silicon Valley.  Its main thoroughfare, which gives name to the neighborhood, is the backbone of this urban oasis, lined with luxury stores and a variety of restaurants.  And when the weekend comes, so do the ...
02/12/2007
The 80's neon-and-hair relic Vallco Fashion Park in Cupertino lost its battle with Westfield's Valley Fair Mall long ago and was pushed further into complete obscurity by Santana Row.  It's hard to call Santana Row a shopping mall given its balance of city living and planned but not c...
02/11/2007
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