Buyers from Mainland China have long coveted LA County real estate, and in the San Gabriel Valley’s small but stately jewel of San Marino, competition for prime property is particularly fierce. KPCC’s Alex Cohen and A. Martinez recently talked with the BBC’s Rajesh Mirchandani, who reports that for Pasadena’s neighbor, 90 percent of home sales go to Chinese buyers who typically pay in cash. Click here to listen, and find out how this trend is turning up the heat on an already-robust housing market.

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