$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Estate News - "As cities across Southern California grapple with how to best preserve historic structures and refine outdated development standards, the debate over “mansionization” continues to take center stage."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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Southern California Home Prices Static But Sales Soar

Southern California Home Prices: Prices Static But Sales Soar Southern California Home Prices Were Flat In July... But Sales Went Through The Roof In the month of July, Southern Californiia Home Prices were flat, showing a flattening of a steep upward trend....

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Southern California Home Sales Hit 7-Year High

California Home Sales: May Numbers Post A 7 Year High Prices & Activity Hold High Numbers As Several Influences Bolster California Home Sales The California home sales market is still posting impressive numbers. Buyers poured lots of cash into the market in...

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California Home Sales: Eliminating The Mortgage Deduction

California Home Sales: Eliminating The Mortgage Deduction Could Have A Domino Effect California Home Sales Could Slow & Tax Revenues Fall If Deduction Is Eliminated Completely California home sales, their rate and prices, can be effected by many things. The market is...

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California Home Sales: Home Prices Soar Across Southern California

California Home Sales: Prices Soar Across Southland California Home Sales Numbers Show Large Jumps In Both Price And Activity All across the Southland, the California Home Sales market is posting some really impressive numbers. Prices are way up, as anyone with any knowledge...

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California Home Sales: Median Price Sees Largest Jump In 33 Years

California Home Sales: Median Price Sees Largest Jump In 33 Years At Least 34.5% Of California Home Sales In May Were $500K And Up More good numbers in California home sales in May were just reported. The California Association of Realtors reports that...

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Home Sales – Pocket Listings Surging Experts Say

Home Sales: Pocket Listings Surging Experts Say Pocket Listings As A Home Sales Style Can Have Repercussions for Sellers Those with experience in the labyrinthine world of home sales will be familiar with the term "pocket sale". If you're not an agent, broker,...

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Real Estate Values – Is Housing in Bubble Trouble?

Real Estate Values: Is Housing In Bubble Trouble? Some Analysts Believe The Recent And Swift Rise In Real Estate Values May Foreshadow Another Market "Bubble" As anyone who reads these pages is aware, real estate values have been climbing quickly nationwide. After...

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California Home Sales – CoreLogic Home Price Index Rises by 10.5 Percent

California Home Sales: Califonia Among Leaders In Continuing Increase In Home Values California Home Sales Prices Rise 17.2% Year Over Year In March The rise in California home sales prices continues. CoreLogic is reporting that nationwide the home price index rose 10.5% in...

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Real Estate Values: Two NY Buildings Sell For $1 Billion +

Real Estate Values: NY Commercial Posts Two Huge Deals Commercial Real Estate Values In The Big Apple Have Regained Losses And More There's interesting news regarding commercial real estate values coming out of New York this morning. Two high-quality commercial building in the...

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Real Estate News: Featured Posts – 4-11-13

Real Estate News:Ruby Brings You Today's Posts4/11/13 Real Estate News:Here Are Ruby's Featured Posts For Today (4/11/13) Hi there. Ruby here with today's Featured Posts at the Costa Real Estate Digest. I'm Brion Costa's cyber assistant, and I'm here to guide...

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Southern California Commercial Real Estate: Vacancies Shrink In East Valley

Southern California Commercial Real Estate: Vacancies Shrink In East Valley Lack Of New Construction Bolsters Southern California Commercial Real Estate Occupancy Numbers The "East Valley", or the "Inland Empire" as it's also known, is seeing a rise in Southern California commercial real...

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Real Estate Values: Low Mortgage Rates Making US Homes More Affordable

Real Estate Values: Low Mortgage Rates Making US Homes More Affordable Real Estate Values & Mortgage Interest Rates Engaged In A Balancing Act In these pages we have been reporting for a while now on rising real estate values here in California...

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