Investors have a seemingly unending supply of options when it comes to news sources. One source, the blog, is often perceived as a forum of thought and communication but can also serve as a personal soapbox and pulpit for writers seeking to share ideas. What many investors don’t know is that blogs can be excellent sources of inside information on investments, particularly in the real estate industry.
Despite the volatility of the U.S. economy, one thing remains constant: Investors will always look to stay ahead of the curve. Blogs provide a variety of sources outside the norm to keep investors informed and educated.
In an effort to make the world of real estate blogging easier to digest, NuWire created a list of the top 20 real estate blogs. The criteria used to determine the list were:
- Unique, timely and relevant content
- Credible material from credible sources
- Engaging to read
- Regular updates
Here are the top 10 real estate blogs, in alphabetical order (check back next week for the rest of the top 20):
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Author Dustin Luther discusses breaking news on technology, issues, legislation and trends that drive the real estate market. Especially quirky is his tabbing system, which encourages readers to comment on posts or send him messages by appropriately tagging each tab with rooms in a common residential house: closet (for skeletons); living room (where he does his best work); bedroom (for secrets) and bathroom (the only place where potty talk is allowed). Luther’s blog is smart, timely and informative—not to mention quirky and a fun read.
The Bigger Pockets blog is a subsidy of the main website, which serves as an online networking platform for real estate community members worldwide. The blog, which features contributors from throughout the U.S., discusses real estate news, trends and strategies that are keeping the industry buzzing. It’s a good read for any investor interested in staying up to date on breaking news and who enjoys the idea of a community blog with different voices.
Another contributor-based site, Bloodhound Blog chronicles postings from some of the nation’s top service providers. Complete with lenders, investment experts and technology gurus, Bloodhound Blog is an investor’s one-stop source for all things real estate. Originally a broker-oriented real estate blog out of Phoenix, Bloodhound slowly added contributors in the form of Realtors, mortgage brokers, stagers and even an SEO expert. Bloodhound is built to be read by investors and service providers alike, but best serves those looking to build a business with new technology, ideas and some networking.