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Comedian Robin Williams' former estate sold

Napa Valley estate sold for $18.1 million
Real estate agents Joyce Rey and Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker sold late actor and comedian Robin Williams’ estate, also known as “Villa Sorriso,” or “Villa of Smiles,” for $18.1 million in an all-cash deal. The home first hit the market late last year for $29.5 million.
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California housing positioned for strong 2016

New report shows pending home sales increase in December
A new report from the California Association of Realtors shows that California pending home sales continued to progress through 2015 with solid gains, which will position the market for a modest increase in home sales in 2016.
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St. Louis Rams sacked by real estate reality as team moves to Los Angeles

Moving from modestly priced Midwest to high-cost California
When the National Football League announced last week that the St. Louis Rams are moving back to Los Angeles, it seemed that everyone involved got what they wanted, except Rams’ fans in St. Louis, of course. But for those moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles with the team, they are about to take a big financial hit thanks to the vastly different costs of living from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
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Thanks to TRID, California home sales exploded in December

Delays led to highest monthly sales increase in five years
After November 2015 turned out to be California’s worst home sales performance for the month since 2007, several observers were quick to point to the implementation of TRID as the cause. But November 2015 is looking like a mere speedbump for California. That's because December proved all that wrong. Here are the numbers.
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California house prices about to get even pricier

If State Supreme Court ruling follows through
The State Supreme Court in California recently put a stop on a building project meant to offer a new, suburban community outside of Los Angeles. The reason? The development isn't green enough. Yes, urban sprawl drives climate change, the justices ruled.
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Buy this super-green California home, get a free Tesla

Desperate times call for desperate measures?
Over the years, we’ve seen some creative efforts when it comes to trying to sell a home. About this time last year, the owner of a 16,000-square-foot mansion in Dallas offered up a free 2015 Bentley to the real estate agent or Realtor who secured a buyer for their home – in addition to their normal commission. But a new listing in California takes the automobile sweetener to a higher, and greener, level.
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