As soon as I mentioned gardening in my last blog I got an email from a p.r. guy who said this is a record year for gardening, and what’s more, lawn and garden improvements can boost the value of your house by 15%. Which just goes to show that everything—everything—comes down to real estate.
Anyway, for all you gardeners reading Hot Property, here’s a gift:
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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.