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 Gaghagen To The Website To start the year off right, we are going to put into practice something...

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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 ... Now Market Conditions May Be As Good As They'll Get For Millennials Wondering When To Jump...

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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 and your family happiness, peace, and prosperity. Happy New Year!

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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 ring in the New Year together ..." Southern California Family New Year's Eve Things To Do...

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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 expanding into next year ..." Commercial Real Estate in 2016: Commercial Market Forecast National Association of Realtors...

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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 in the San Gabriel Valley and all around Southern California! San Gabriel Valley Christmas Light...

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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! ..." San Gabriel Valley Holiday Events: Snow Days At Kidspace Children's Museum Snow Play Without Leaving The...

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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 for the rest of the market. Sales at the top end of the market...

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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 pace. Call it a slowdown, but not bad news. ..." Southern California Home Sales in...

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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 are expected to limit the improvement ..." Southern California Home Sales in 2016: California Real Estate...

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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 The San Gabriel Valley: And The Holiday Season Begins! Off To A Running Start With Lots Of...

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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 year was unanimously approved by city officials Tuesday." ...   San Gabriel Valley Drought News: Smart Cities...

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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 off by almost 30%!    San Gabriel Valley Home Values: Zillow vs The True Value Of Your...

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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 Zillow's Chief Economist Sees A Calmer, More Solid Market In The Coming Year As we come to the...

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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 ... San Gabriel Valley Recreation: There's Lots Going On Though December! There's Something for Everyone ... From Santa...

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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 a lot like a recovery... Real Estate News: Yes, The Market Is In A Recovery In Spite...

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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 Class The Good News Is ... It's Not Getting Any Worse Trulia has released a new report, and...

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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 Open & What's Closed A List Of Operating And Non-Operating Services Today is Veteran's Day. There are many...

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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! San Gabriel Valley Recreation: Cool Things To Do In The SGV Recreational Opportunities Run The Gamut In...

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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 not far behind, with some 25% of sellers in each metro dropping their listing...

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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 mansions." Arcadia Home Sales: City Is Preferred Area For Chinese Millionaires Influx Of Funds Is HUGE Benefit...

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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 August they apparently cut off the cash flow in a big way." Southern California Home...

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Southern California Real Estate Values: Case-Schiller Reflects Market Slowdown

Southern California Real Estate Values - "Los Angeles home prices are leveling off at about 18% below their pre-crash peak ... Broad slowdown in rising home prices reflects more 'normal' market, experts say" Southern California Real Estate Values: Case-Shiller Reflects Market...

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San Gabriel Valley Food and Restaurants: Guide To The Best Dim Sum

San Gabriel Valley Food and Restaurants - "Whether you want dim sum that is cheap or high-end, traditional or modern, we've got you covered with this dim sum guide to the San Gabriel Valley." ... San Gabriel Valley Food and Restaurants: Guide...

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Mortgage Rates: Loan Rates Down Over Last Year 

Mortgage Rates - "Down go mortgage costs despite latest cut in Fed's rate-lowering stimulus program. ... Mortgage rate freakout a year ago proved unfounded." ... Mortgage Rates: Loan Rates Down Over Last Year  Mortgage Rate Panic Of Last Year Fades Last year at...

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San Gabriel Valley Recreation: Precautions For Snakebite Season

San Gabriel Valley Recreation - "As Southern California suffers through the third year of drought, rattlesnakes are moving farther from their territory searching for food and water, many biologists report. "  ... San Gabriel Valley Recreation: Precautions For Snakebite Season Hikers & Mountain Bikers...

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San Gabriel Valley Economy: 12,240 Jobs Added In 2013

San Gabriel Valley Economy - "The San Gabriel Valley added 12,240 jobs in 2013 – the largest yearly job increase since the recession devastated the local economy"  ... San Gabriel Valley Economy: 12,240 Jobs Added In 2013 Healthcare & Tourism Lead The Way The...

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San Gabriel Valley: Tourism & Investment From China Surging

Chinese Tourism - "With Los Angeles being a hub city, it makes sense to put money there," he said. "Chinese have business there, kids who go to school there, plus it's a great place for them to vacation." ... San Gabriel...

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Housing Affordability: Middle Class Priced Out Of Much Of Southland

Housing Affordability - "Where can the middle class afford to buy a home today? Affordability has worsened in the past year, as home prices have climbed faster than incomes and mortgage rates have risen." ... Housing Affordability: Middle Class Priced Out Of...

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Home Sales: Nationwide Numbers For April

Home Sales - "The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 1.3 percent to an annual rate of 4.65 million units, marking the second increase in sales in nine months." ... Home Sales: Nationwide Numbers For April Summer "Selling...

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