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How Loud Is Your Neighborhood? Know Your Soundscore!
Everyone knows the classic “real estate trade off” that you get for buying a home right near a freeway or an airport. You can expect...

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Realtors: Don’t Get Caught In The Technology Trap
If you’re a Realtor you know that every 3 months there’s a new technological “gadget” that’s supposed to help you do more business in less...

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Commercial Real Estate – Will  Zonability Change The Game?
Here’s a new technology service coming down the pike that just might make life a whole lot easier for Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Agents,...

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Secret Life of a Real Estate Agent – Infographic
Now here’s some info you don’t find every day. Just who is your average Realtor? How long have they been in the business? How much...

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Real Estate Wars – Zillow and Trulia vs Realtor.com and NewsCorp
Last year, Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp bought the company that owns Realtor.com, and the online listing wars were on. Here’s some more interesting information from the...

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Driverless Cars Will Redesign Our Cities
In just a few years, driverless cars have gone from a far-off, futuristic vision to a near certainty. Yesterday I posted some information about how...

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REPlexus Predicts Driverless Cars Will Increase Rural Real Estate Prices
Driverless cars are predicted to ease traffic and make travel safer. The repercussions of new technology are sometimes not apparent right away. Not many people...

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Farcical Zillow ‘Zestimates’ called out on CBS This Morning – St. George Utah MLS Real Estate
This article is a bit old … it’s from July of last year. It’s also concerning real estate in Utah, which is of course different...

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legal fees were $27M of Zillow’s $91M loss in 2015
Monday Morning Cup of Coffee from HousingWire takes a look at news coming across HousingWire’s weekend desk, with more coverage to come on bigger issues. This...

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Zillow sued for ‘brazen theft’ of hundreds of images
One of the images on Zillow Digs that VHT claims is being used illegally. With the way the Internet works these days, I’m actually surprised...

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$49 Million Bel Air Estate Shot w/DJI Phantom 3
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Nest intentionally bricks thousands of home automation hubs.
Home automation is becoming a big industry today. Many new homes are being integrated with phones, tablets, computers and other devices, and older homes are...

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How Startups Are Forcing Change In Commercial Real Estate
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Real Estate News: No Relief In Sight For Southern California Apartment Rents
Real Estate News – “Sky-high apartment rents in Southern California are expected to climb further in coming years, as construction fails to keep up with...

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Mortgage Rates – How Low Is Low?
Mortgage Rates – “The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed loan is now at its lowest level of the year and could potentially head...

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Paying Off Your Home Loan Soon? CELEBRATE!
Tips For Homeowners – “So just how should you commemorate this auspicious occasion? Look no further than these ideas below” Tips For Homeowners: Paying Off...

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Real Estate News: San Gabriel Valley Development & Mansionization
Real Estate News – “As cities across Southern California grapple with how to best preserve historic structures and refine outdated development standards, the debate over...

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San Gabriel Valley News – Metro Foothill Extension Opens – VIDEO Report
San Gabriel Valley News– VIDEO REPORT – The long-awaited Arcadia To Azusa extension of the Metro Foothill Gold Line opened to the public last Saturday,...

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Real Estate News: January Numbers Are In & They’re Good
Real Estate News – “We’ve only just gotten the major data reports for January, and … things are looking good. …” Real Estate News: January...

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Mortgage Rates: Do Treasury Yields Indicate Still Lower Rates Ahead?
Mortgage Rates – “Mortgage rates held steady this week at 3.65 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan. It’s the first time all year that rates...

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Home Buyer Tips: 6 From Realty Times
Home Buyer Tips – From the value of different types of locations to negotiating strategies that can get you what you want, the more knowledge...

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Commercial Real Estate: 2016 Market Outlook
Commercial Real Estate – “It is probable that global uncertainty will serve to keep interest rates low and allow for growth of fundamentals in the...

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Mortgage Rates Still In Downtrend
Mortgage Rates – “WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a fourth straight week amid persisting turmoil in stock markets...

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Mortgage Rates: Low Rates Are Likely Here For The Near-Term
Mortgage Rates – “Mortgage rates fell for the third week in a row, with the average 30-year, fixed-rate loan going for 3.81 percent, down from...

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Home Buyer Tips: What You Need To Know In 2016
Home Buyer Tips – “Buying a home is a major commitment. Here are a few important things to consider to make it a worthwhile experience....

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California Home Sales: CAR Releases Dec Sales & Price Report
California Home Sales – “Existing, single-family home sales totaled 405,530 in December on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, up 9.6 percent from November and up 10.7...

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San Gabriel Valley News: Metro Rejects Azusa Delay Request
San Gabriel Valley News – Metro rejected Azusa’s request to delay opening the Azusa Pacific/Citrus College Gold Line station, saying all six stations will open as...

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Tips For Homeowners: Flood Insurance, El Nino, & You
Tips for Homeowners – “People still mistakenly assume they are covered for floods under their standard homeowner policies. That might explain why only 9% of homeowners...

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Meet Steve Gaghagen, Our New Managing Editor
Meet Our New Managing Editor & Market Analyst – “BrionCosta.com welcomes Steve Gaghagen to the website!” Meet Our New Managing Editor & Market Analyst BrionCosta.com Welcomes Steve...

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Real Estate News: Millennials Should Consider Leaving The Nest… Now
Real Estate News – “Millennials appear to be in no rush to ditch their parents’ homes. Perhaps they should be. …” Millennials Should Consider Leaving The Nest...

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Happy New Year 2016
No real estate information to report today. Just the sincere wish of all of us here at BrionCosta.com that the coming year will bring you...

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Southern California Family New Year’s Eve
Southern California Family New Year’s Eve – “Spend the day with the best possible company – your whole family – at these fabulous places to...

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Commercial Real Estate in 2016: Commercial Market Forecast
Commercial Real Estate in 2016 – “Sustained job growth throughout the country and improving credit conditions are forecast to help keep commercial real estate activity...

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San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light Displays
San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light Displays – Here are a few links that will get you up to speed on all the best Christmas light displays...

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San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events: Snow Days At Kidspace Children’s Museum
San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events – “Celebrate the Season at Kidspace! Break out your mittens, boots, and snow hat for a day of winter wonderland fun!...

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Southern California Home Sales: Luxury Home Prices Fall Nationwide
Southern California Home Sales – “The luxury market was the first to recover from the housing downturn, and now it’s a bellwether of slowing price growth...

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Southern California Home Sales in 2016: Five Predictions From Redfin
Southern California Home Sales in 2016 – “Most economists agree that housing prices and sales will continue to grow in 2016, just at a slower...

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Southern California Home Sales in 2016: California Real Estate Market Predictions
Southern California Home Sales in 2016 – “California’s housing market is expected to improve in 2016, but a shortage of available inventory and continuing high costs...

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Things To Do In The San Gabriel Valley
Things To Do In The San Gabriel Valley – “Events, entertainment, activities, and other things to do in the San Gabriel Valley” Things To Do In...

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San Gabriel Valley Drought News: Smart Cities Are Planning Ahead
San Gabriel Valley Drought News – “A $2 million purchase of imported water to offset the city’s water demands for the remainder of the 2014-15 fiscal...

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San Gabriel Valley Home Values: Zillow vs The True Value Of Your Home
San Gabriel Valley Home Values – Home shoppers, sellers and buyers routinely quote Zestimates to realty agents as gauges of market value. But … some areas are...

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San Gabriel Valley Home Sales – Market Predictions For 2015
San Gabriel Valley Home Sales – Zillow’s chief economist predicts home price gains will cool off in 2015. … San Gabriel Valley Home Sales: Market Predictions For 2015...

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San Gabriel Valley Recreation – There’s Lots Going On Through December!
San Gabriel Valley Recreation – Here’s a handy schedule of Holiday Season oriented activities in the San Gabriel Valley that you and your family can attend …...

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Real Estate News: Yes, The Market Is In A Recovery
Real Estate News – If you look solely at good old-fashioned, non-distressed sales, October was up over September and last year: It’s beginning to look...

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Southern California Home Sales: Middle Class Priced Out Of Most Of The Area
Southern California Home Sales – San Gabriel Valley, Westside, are least-affordable slices of SoCal housing market.. Southern California Home Sales: So Cal Not Affordable By Middle...

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San Gabriel Valley Veterans Day: What’s Open and What’s Closed
Veterans Day In The San Gabriel Valley – A Quick List Of What’s Open And What’s Closed On Veterans Day. San Gabriel Valley Veteran’s Day: What’s...

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San Gabriel Valley Recreation: Cool Things To Do In The SGV
Things To Do In The San Gabriel Valley – What are your favorite recreational spots in the San Gabriel Valley? Share them in the comments below!...

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Southern California Home Sales: Sellers Are Lowering Prices
Southern California Home Sales – “More than a third of sellers in Orange County dropped their price in July. Los Angeles and Inland Empire sellers were...

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Arcadia Home Sales: City Is Preferred Area For Chinese Millionaires
Arcadia Home Sales – “The city, population 57,600, projects that about 150 older homes—53 percent more than normal—will be torn down this year and replaced with...

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Southern California Home Sales: Investor Activity Slows
Southern California Home Sales – “For the better part of this year, investors have been slowly trickling out of the home buying market, but in...

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