There’s a ton of interesting Real Estate blogs out there. Some are regional, many of which are run by agents. Others address general issues of design, architecture, finance, speculation, etc. While Curbed is my persoanl favorite, there is something for everyone in this list.
These were the more interesting ones I came across:
Worldwide real estate links
A meta site – difficult to navigate, but full of real estate links
Peter Gordon’s blog
Exploring the intersection of economic thinking and urban planning/real estate development and related big-think themes
Commercial Real Estate Journal
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION …
a series of short rela estate related films
Insightful view of real estate from professionals in the trenches.
A blog by a soldier in the trenches of the Manhattan real estate war presenting information and commentary on the market.
Shaun’s Real Estate Adventures
Here is where I detail my adventures in real estate
The Real Estate Blog
Real estate happenings – prices – trends – and notes of interest.
Design and Urban Blogs
An interior design consultancy in a town of needy apartments.
A Daily Dose of Architecture
The blog of John Hill, an architect who lives and works in Chicago.
Constructing the Urban environment
hewn and hammered
Prairie Design and Crafts
Financing Related RE blogs
Mortgage Refinance & Loan Resources
A large index of mortgage refinancing related sites and resources, Real Estate and Mortgage related articles, news and more.
The housingfinance weblog
The latest news, analysis, thoughts and trade secrets from the editors and readers of Apartment Finance Today and Affordable Housing Finance.
This blog is devoted to further discussion on residential and commercial real estate prices.
Documenting the Hystory of the housing market, every BOOM and BUST. Also Current chat about where we are at in the cycle now.
Columnist and author M. Anthony Carr’s WebLog, to help all those folks who want to build wealth in real estate!
Life Settlement and Reverse Mortgage Blog
This blog discusses information, news, and strategies for both life settlements and reverse mortgages.
Behind The Mortgage
Twin Cities Real Estate
In New York City, it comes back to real estate, rent and the neighborhoods we inhabit.
An unhealthy obsession with historic Brooklyn brownstones and the neighborhoods and lifestyles they define
Chicago Real Estate Blog
Chicago Real Estate through the eyes of an appraiser
California Real Estate Frontlines
Insights and observations from the frontlines of California commercial real estate.
The San Francisco Real Estate Blog
A San Francisco Real Estate Blog, every bit as interesting as Curbed.
Rain City Real Estate Guide (Seattle)
Articles about moving to Seattle, buying or selling your home, featured listings, mortgages and loans, and diversions
SouthWest Florida Real Estate Investing
Hawaii Real Estate Resources http://spaces.msn.com/members/hawaii90210/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c=
North Carolina Homes
Vacation Home Insider
Savvy news about second homes, vacation homes and resorts from a professional reporter on the scene
UPDATE May 23, 2005 4:25 pm
Anyone looking for some clarity from Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan on whether the United States Real Estate market is in a speculative bubble is probably asking the person least likely to provide a clear and understandable answer.
Well, do we or don’t we?
Well, yes kinda, but not really, no.
That was Big Al’s answer to the question of whether we have a housing bubble in the U.S. or not.
"There are a few things that suggest, at a minimum, there’s a little froth in this market. We don’t perceive that there is a national bubble, but it’s hard not to see that there are a lot of local bubbles," Greenspan opined to the Economic Club of New York.
O.K., frothy, no national bubble; yet lots of smaller bubblettes. (Recall our prior bubblette discussion in February).
But don’t breathe to deeply just yet. Greenie noted that asset gains in Real Estate are unsustainable:
"Without calling the overall national issue a bubble, it’s pretty clear that it’s an unsustainable underlying pattern. What we see are a number of forces, which are, as far as I can judge, not infinitely projectable."
Got that? Let’s review: Not a bubble, but Unsustainable. Not a national bubble, but local bubblettes.
Thanks for clarifying that for us . . .
UPDATE MAY 22,2005 6:36am
Alan Abelson had a few choice words on the Fed Chief’s prognostications here. He equates Friday’s speechifying to the infamous 1996 "irrational exuberance" speech. (So we got that going for us, which is nice).
Greenspan Calls Home-Price Speculation Unsustainable
Craig Torres, Alison Fitzgerald
Bloomberg, May 20, 2005 18:04 EDT
Greenspan sees no housing bubble
Federal Reserve chairman says sector shows sign of
‘froth’ but doesn’t perceive a national bubble.
Reuters, May 20, 2005: 3:08 PM EDT
A Bubble in the Housing Market? Any Implosion Won’t Be Obvious
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2005
Greenspan Is Concerned About ‘Froth’ in Housing
EDMUND L. ANDREWS
NYTimes, May 21, 2005
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