We aren’t the only people who think “Hot Property” is a great name for chatter about real estate.
*Since 1985 the Los Angeles Times has had a real estate column called Hot Property.
*In Chicago you can find Hot Property Online, billed as “a new innovation in the real estate industry led by Chaz Walters.”
*Not far away in Rockford, Ill., John Dowd & Diane Leggero-Dowd have a real estate website called Hot Property.
*There’s a site called Hot Property run by Realty Baron, which promises to get Realtors to bid to sell your home.
*There’s also the inscrutable hotpropertiesonline.com, which has pictures of slightly run-down houses in an unidentified urban neighborhood.
*For Anglophiles, check out a British realty site called Hot Property.
Los Angelenos who aren’t reading the LA Times might like to visit hotproperties.com, run a Beverly Hills broker named Jeff Kohl.
*And to top it off, both ABC and NBC used the name for pilot shows about real estate last year set in Manhattan ABC’s “Hot Properties”) and Houston (NBC’s “Hot Property”).
To sum it up, real estate may be cooling, but Hot Property is still hot, hot, hot.
BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.