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Jonathan Miller, the New York City appraiser who blogs at Matrix, has a good take on United Van Lines’ annual report on where its moving vans went in 2006.
Here’s a link to the van company’s report. North Carolina was the top state in terms of the share of trips that were inbound vs. outbound, at 64% inbound. Michigan was at the other extreme, tied with North Dakota at 66% outbound. Keep in mind that this doesn’t tell the whole story. States like New York (59.5% outbound) and California (53.9% outbound) get lots of newcomers from other countries who arrive without moving vans.
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.