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Active Rain.com, which is one of the most popular websites for real estate agents, included Hot Property in its list of top 10 blogs for real estate pros (excluding Active Rain itself).
Here’s the link.
And here’s what they had to say about us:
BusinessWeek Online - Hot Property
The most newsy of all the blogs I am suggesting on this list. Sometimes borderline “bubble blog”, and not very well trafficked, but it does have a unique perspective and I enjoy reading it.
Thanks to ActiveRain’s Jonathan Washburn for the kind words. It’s quite true, by the way, that we aren’t among the most-trafficked real estate blogs. It’s also true that we’ve had a lot of posts warning of a decline in housing prices: while prices were still on the way up, at the time they’d topped out, and after they’d begun falling but many people still couldn’t believe it was really happening.
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.