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Here’s one of the first posts from www.realblogging.com, which bills itself as “the official real estate industry blog”:
“RealBlogging was created to fill the need of a national blog for the real estate industry where many of the industry’s most respected visionaries, authors, speakers and leaders come together to share what is happening to the industry.
“So instead of each having a separate blog site there is now one central place. … We look forward to blogging with you about the industry we all care so much about.”
Welcome to the blogosphere, guys.
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.