A Beginners Guide To Commercial Real Estate

The financial market greats will certainly be the first to inform you that realty investing has the possiblity to bring in great revenues. They will certainly notify you that the risks, in many cases, far exceed the gains… particularly...

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Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast: Calif. Commercial Real Estate Will See Pandemic-Driven Impacts Through 2023

PHOTO: GREGORY CORNFIELD/COMMERCIAL OBSERVER Forecast Shows “Uniform Pessimism” Across All Markets The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast, a survey done twice a year of commercial developers and financiers is predicting a pessimistic outlook for the next 3 years for the office, retail,...

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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 a great price in exchange for the constant noise levels. These days, however, there are...

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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 time, and as a sidelight it will also really, really impress your clients with...

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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, as well as Commercial Developers. It's called "Zonability" and it puts all sorts of...

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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 money do they make? How much do they spend on their business yearly? If you've...

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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 front. Zillow Group’s (Z) two portals — Zillow.com and Trulia.com — get more traffic than...

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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 the advent of driverless cars might effect the price of rural real estate. While I...

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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 predicted that family members would be texting each other to "please pass the salt" as...

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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 in many ways than here in California. However, it highlights a problem that bears...

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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 is from February, but there's interesting stuff here.Read The Full Story Here: Click for...

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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 we're not seeing more of this. Perhaps this is the tip of an iceberg and...

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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 being updated to do the same. So, how you would feel if you spent good...

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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 population and job growth." Real Estate News: No Relief In Sight For Southern California Apartment Rents San...

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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 “mansionization” continues to take center stage." San Gabriel Valley Development & Mansionization What's Happening In Your...

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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 Numbers Are In & They're Good The Numbers For Home Sales Trends In January Of 2016 Paint...

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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 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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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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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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Mortgage Rates: Middle Class Suffers In Loan Market

Mortgage Rates - "For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates ... Now, even that perk is fading away ... Mortgage Rates: Middle Class Suffers In Loan Market Current Mortgage Rates & Lending...

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Real Estate News: Zillow To Market Southland Homes Directly To Chinese Market

Real Estate News: Zillow To Market Southland Homes Directly To Chinese Market! Zillow Announces Partnership & Will Provide SoCal Listings Through Chinese Online Portal  We've written in these pages recently about the current influx of Southern California real estate buyers that are...

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Southern California Home Sales: Highest Southland Price Ever At $102 Million!

Southern California Real Estate: Highest Southland Price Ever At $102 Million! "Un-sellable 'Fleur De Lys' Mansion Sells To Mysterious Buyer!  Well, whoever the buyer might be, and whatever the mysteries are, the fact remains that this is a very good sign for...

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South El Monte To Hold First Time Buyer’s Seminar

San Gabriel Valley Real Estate News: South El Monte Holds 1st Time Buyer's Seminar Seminar Required For "First Time Homebuyer Loan"  There's still time to plan to attend the City of South El Monte's "First Time Home Buyer" seminar this month. The...

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Real Estate News: Congress Eyes Retroactive Extension Of Key Mortgage Tax Benefits

Real Estate News: Congress Eyes Retroactive Extension Of Key Mortgage Tax Benefits Mortgage Debt Forgiveness & Energy-Saving Upgrades CouldReturn As we reported here in December, as last year ended Congress let several key tax benefits to homeowners expire. These included those...

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San Gabriel Valley Real Estate: Affluent Chinese Buyers Push Area Prices Upwards

San Gabriel Valley Real Estate: Affluent Chinese Buyers Push Area Prices Upwards Demand For L.A. Area Homes Among Wealthy Chinese Drives Market  The San Gabriel Valley is at the very heart of what is driving the Southern California real estate market at...

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Real Estate News – Buying and Selling In 2014

Real Estate News: Buying And Selling In 2014 This Year Should Be Strongest Since Recession  There are many predictions about the future of real estate right now, but from our standpoint here in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California a few...

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Real Estate News – Federal Tax Aid for Homeowners May Expire

Real Estate News: Federal Tax Aid For Homeowners May Expire Can Congress Get It Together To Do Anything By Years End? As the article here says, it seems we've seen this movie before, and if the recent performance of Congress as a...

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