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Top 35 Real Estate Blogs

by Joshua Dorkin on August 25, 2006 · 235 comments

  

The Original Top 35 Real Estate Blogs list was compiled in August 2006, and has generated almost 150,000 views since then (as of 6/30/2013). This post has been enormously popular, but as you’ll see below, time has not been kind to the real estate blogging space. Many of the early (and in my opinion, best) bloggers have fallen off, lost focus, or moved on. At the time of this writing, only 10 of the original 35 top real estate blogs are still active (updated at least once a week); I’ve kept a running tally of the removal of those that have fallen off to keep some kind of record of the change in the real estate blogging scene.

That said, due to the popularity of this post, I believe that it is my responsibility to not only remove blogs that aren’t cutting it, but to also keep up with the times and highlight new blogs. I’ve broken this article up into three sections: the new top real estate blogs list, the history of the list as well as the original blog post with top 35 list.

While there are pundits and others out there have argued that real estate blogging is dead, I believe that there is absolutely still a huge demand for these blogs, and I know that those people and companies that are active and focused with their blogging are reaping the benefits.

The Top Real Estate Blogs (active list)

Note: The blogs below are active, focused, living communities that don’t charge for access. We will not announce changes to this list if they need to be made, but will simply add or remove new sites if it needs to happen.

Commercial Real Estate Blogs
Ashworth Partners Blog
A Student of the Real Estate Game
Llenrock Blog
The Tenant Advisor

Corporate Blogs
MemphisInvest Blog
Movoto Blog
Redfin Blog
Zillow Blog

Housing / Economy / Data
Calculated Risk
Crains Real Estate
DQNews
Matrix
REwired
UrbanDigs

Local
Brownstoner
Burbed
Curbed NY
Irvine Housing Blog
RealCentralVA
The Real Deal NY
Sacramento Appraisal Blog
The Silver Fern
Swamplot

Local Real Estate News
Lansner on Real Estate

Real Estate Investing
123Flip
Bawldguy Talking
The BiggerPockets Blog
Flipping Junkie
Flipping Smart
RETipster

Real Estate Technology & Marketing
100Watt Blog
GeekEstate
Inman Next
The Notorious Rob

The History of the Top Real Estate Blogs

Update 5/9/12: After a post from Joe Salcedo on GeekEstate, dubbed Where Have All the Real Estate Bloggers Gone? that points to this post and goes into the decline of real estate blogging, I figured it was important to go through once more to remove any blogs that aren’t keeping up. Unfortunately, it looks like a few more are going to drop off the list. That said, I’ve decided to transform this post into a new top list, which you can find above.

Update 6/15/10: We fixed a few links and removed a few blogs from the list as well. It is sad to see more and more of the original top blogs on this list removed, but that is how things go. We never put together an updated top real estate blog list since the original was published, but are planning on assembling several niche ones, which we will share below.

Update 5/20/09: We’ve again gone through the list and killed off the dead links, as well as those blogs that either a) are rarely updated, b) no longer serve content deemed amongst the best. We also published a follow up post, dubbed The Top 35 Real Estate Blogs Revisited almost 3 Years Later, where we examine what happened to this list, and where we solicit suggestions for a new, updated one.

Update 11/29/08: We’ve gone through the list to remove any dead blogs; shockingly, many on the original list are now dead or defunct. Additionally, we’re working on a new list, which will soon be published. Thanks for all the continued interest in the Top 35 Real Estate Blogs.

The Original Post

As the real estate bubble begins to fizzle, so too will most real estate bloggers. There are hundreds or even thousands of people out there blogging about real estate, and most of these blogs stink.

I’ve decided to create a list of what I believe to be the top real estate blogs. These blogs cover different areas of the real estate world, but they do have a few things in common.

  • I read the blog regularly (when possible)
  • They are updated regularly (at least weekly)
  • I generally respect the blogger/bloggers
  • Their content is unique, timely, and relevant

While I’m sure there are plenty of other quality real estate blogs out there, these all have elements that I feel are important for the rest of the real estate world. Topics include: real estate news, real estate technology (web 2.0), real estate marketing, mortgage information, real estate investing, rehabbing, landlording, and so on.

So, in no particular order other then alphabetical, I present the Top 35 Real Estate Blogs:

360 Digest – Rarely updated – Removed May 2012
Altos Research Real Estate Insights – Removed May 2012
Blog Arizona – Dead as of August 2008
The BiggerPockets Blog (That’s us, of course!)
Bloodhound Blog
Bubble Meter – Rarely updated – Removed May 2012
Building an Empire – Dead as of March 2008
Counter Intelligence: The Real Estate Cafe Weblog – Dead as of Jan 08 – Now Called: Real Estate Cafe – Rarely updated – Removed May 2012
Creative Real Estate Investing – No longer meets initial criteria for inclusion
Curbed NY
Fliperati – Dead as of March 2007
HousingBubbleCasualty – Rarely updated – Removed May 2009
Inman
Landlord Schmandlord – Dead as of November 2006
Matrix
Mike’s Corner – Rarely updated (also, content not what once was) – Removed May 2009
Mortgage Fraud Blog
My Real Estate Investing Venture – Rarely updated – removed
Property Grunt – Content Quality Decline – Removed June 2010
Real Estate Blog Pro – Dead as of May 2008
Real Estate Marketing Blog – Rarely updated – removed May 2009
Real Estate Tomato – Rarely Updated & Mostly Promotional – Removed June 2010
Realty Thoughts – Rarely updated – removed
REI Blog – Dead as of June 2010
Seattle’s Rain City Real Estate Guide
Shaun’s Real Estate Adventures
Tales of a Seattle Real Estate Investor – No longer exists
The Foreclosure Report – Dead as of June 2007
The Future of Real Estate Marketing – No longer exists
The Housing Bubble Blog
The Landlord Blog – Dead as of June 2007
The Real Estate Bloggers – Rarely updated – Removed May 2012
Triple Mint – Rarely updated – removed
Urban Trekker Blog – Rarely updated – Removed May 2012
Zillow Blog

If there are any other great real estate blogs that I missed, please let me know so we can update the list.

Please also be sure to check out:

Honorable Mention: SellsiusBlog – forgot to put them in the original list b/c the site was down at the time.

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jf August 25, 2006 at 4:39 pm

Hi Todd

Come visit us at Sellsius blog.
http://blog.sellsiusrealestate.com/

We’d love to join your blog party. And can we bring our friend Noah from Urban Digs ?
http://urbandigs.com/

We’re New Yorkers but very nice :)

Todd August 25, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Very nice list. Thank you

Joshua Dorkin August 25, 2006 at 3:34 pm

Thanks Todd. Good luck getting your blog off the ground and going.

Joshua Dorkin August 25, 2006 at 5:53 pm

JF – I wanted to add the Sellsius blog to the list, but I have had a difficult time viewing the blog lately. It wasn’t available at all while I was working on the list. Maybe you should look into it. Sorry you couldn’t make the original list. I’ll make you an honorable mention. . .

Thanks for the mentions everyone!

rudolph d. bachraty III August 25, 2006 at 6:21 pm

joshua,

that’s unusual. we haven’t had any issues viewing the blog ourselves and nobody else mentioned any blog downage. if you are referring to the zillow poll, then i understand because blogflux polls – which is hosting the poll – has been down intermittently. argghh!

what browser and operating system are you using? did you receive an error message?

-rdb.sellsius°

Joel Burslem August 25, 2006 at 10:36 pm

Thanks for the nomination Joshua. Glad you like the blog!

Steve Hurley August 26, 2006 at 1:00 am

Hi,

I just started my real estate blog a couple of weeks ago, but perhaps you can consider mine for your next Top 35 list? I’ve got some really fun article coming up :)

Thanks,

Steve Hurley

jim duncan August 26, 2006 at 4:32 am

I hate to shill for my own blog, http://www.realcentralva.com, but the company here is so great, I feel I must at least ask.

Best,

Jim

Justin August 26, 2006 at 8:39 am

Good to see that you’re liking the Pro. Lemme know if there’s anything at all i can do to help. Great blog you have here!

Joshua Dorkin August 26, 2006 at 10:45 am

RE Blog Pro and Joel – Thanks to you guys for the great work!
Jim & Steve – you shills you! lol.
Rudolph – no error messages – just no loading or SUPER slow to load and nothing appearing. Seems to be working fine now, though. I did give you the honable mention I talked about . . .

rudolph d. bachraty III August 26, 2006 at 3:01 pm

joshua – glad it’s working fine for you now and thanks for the honorable mention :)

blog on!

-rdb.sellsius°

Jim Cronin August 27, 2006 at 12:55 am

Trying again… for some reason yesterday’s comments didn’t stick.
Thanks so much for recognizing the Tomato.
I think you left one out… #36 BiggerPockets.com

Dan August 28, 2006 at 6:10 am

Nice list but you missed some good blogs for exmaple http://www.RealBlogging.com – they may be relatively newcommers but with over 30 regular contributors from the industry including numerous authors, speakers, etc. they cover real estate on a very broad basis.

Dan

Joshua Dorkin August 28, 2006 at 8:40 am

Dan – Thanks, but we didn’t miss your blog. We just felt that there were others that were better suited for the list. Maybe next one. Just keep doing what you’re doing and best of luck to you. Regards.

David August 28, 2006 at 9:12 am

Thank You! :-)

David
Bubble Meter Blog

John K August 28, 2006 at 2:57 pm

I’m a blog-mogul. But, apparently, only in my own mind.

http://www.bostonreb.com

Boston Real Estate Blog

Karen May 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

We’re all some sort of legend in our own minds! lol!

Nick Sudano August 28, 2006 at 3:06 pm

John – you are a blog-mogul in our minds too!
Great list…hope to land on it someday.

http://blog.condoDomain.com
The Condo Blog

Joshua Dorkin August 28, 2006 at 3:16 pm

John and Nick – thanks for letting me know about your blogs. I’ll definately keep you in mind! Blog away!

Rich August 30, 2006 at 5:49 am
Joshua Dorkin August 30, 2006 at 8:11 am

Thanks for the head’s up there Rich. I’ve added you to my list of blogs.

Rich August 30, 2006 at 10:47 am

Thanks!

But to make sure the record is set straight, the Northern New Jersey Real Estate Bubble blog is the domain of James Bednar aka Grim.

Some great stuff over there, and HERE!

Brad Wozny August 30, 2006 at 1:05 pm

Todd, I agree with your nationwide scope that there is a simmering.

Came across some interesting data today from a report we keep up to date on builders in the industry “john burns real estate consulting”.

We respect John and his teams insights into real estate market trends, as well as the current real-time info they provide on the home building industry whom they consult to and are focussed on as their primary client-base.

Mainly we respect their analytics because his economists and researchers base their findings on facts, as opposed to hype (God knows if I see one more reporter talk about a bubble on CNBC I’m going to wring someone’s neck!).

****
Which, by the way, as an aside, doesn’t that media giant have a majority stake in several financial institutions? Don’t you find it funny (in a sick sort of way) that they’ll then run ads at commercial break promoting their long-term insurances and investment products? hmmm…
****
But I digress…

I’m not getting paid for this plug, but John’s company publishes their findings and the actual formularies they’ve utilized to arrive at those figures (very sensible, I might add) which puts them pretty much on the money. Valuable insight into the movers and shakers of the homebuilding industry, and regional market overviews. His info is at realestateconsulting.com where people can signup for a free newsletter.

Hope that helps…yours for massive profits & a rewarding life!
Cheers, BW

Jason B. Graves August 31, 2006 at 9:28 am

Our focus is strictly in Raleigh but any press we can get is appreciated. We pull real estate development news from local and national media for our readers. http://www.raleighrealestatenews.com

Fraser Beach September 1, 2006 at 3:46 pm

Just wanted to draw your attention to Toronto @ Home.

Dan September 15, 2006 at 7:36 am

With over 40 regular contributors covering a very broad base of real estate topics and over 60 posts a month, I think we qualify as one of the good guys too – visit us at RealBlogging

Joshua Dorkin September 28, 2006 at 8:34 am

Thanks for all the new blog suggestions everyone!

Jeff Brown October 7, 2006 at 2:07 pm

Though I’m confident I’ll be included in future ‘best of’ lists, I’ve only been serious about my blog for several weeks. I expect when I am listed it will be for its merit.

Good job guys.

Mike M October 23, 2006 at 9:40 am

REI Newbie – The Trials and Tribulations of a Brand New Real Estate Investor

reinewbie.blogspot.com

Rich November 8, 2006 at 8:01 am

Thanks for the list – How about and OPML of the feeds?

Athol Kay November 20, 2006 at 6:32 am

I hadn’t started back when this was posted…. :*(

http://therealestateguide.blogspot.com

Michael Burke February 2, 2007 at 4:07 pm

This is honestly one of the best real estate blogs i’ve seen. Hopefully mine will someday compare. Good luck this year. If New Jersey Real Estate interests anyone, I would love for you to drop by……

Anonymous April 7, 2007 at 10:46 am

Hi, Great Site! Very informative.

Keep up the good work.

Warm Regards,

Costa Rica Real Estate Loco May 2, 2007 at 4:40 am

Gracias mi amigo! Thank you very much. Great list!

Lucas Lechuga June 8, 2007 at 9:37 pm

Great list! Hope you take mine into consideration for any future updates. Thanks!

Josh Hohman June 25, 2007 at 9:41 pm

I a little late to the party, but wanted to throw out my relatively new blog which covers flipping, development and brokerage issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. My focus is somewhat more analytical than some other blogs (trying to get something for my enormous amount of school debt to Stanford Business School…). I’m afraid I’m not yet worthy of the fine list of blogs in the top 35, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the future. Great blog, Joshua, I really enjoy it!

scott montgomery July 2, 2007 at 6:00 pm

maybe my site/blogs could make the next list ha;>…..Great blog Joshua- really appreciate the information!

Joe Trainor July 16, 2007 at 7:32 am

Hi Todd,

Awesome list, great work!!! As everyone is likely sending you their blog for inclusion, maybe you can expand to Top 50 RE Blogs and update it quarterly or so.

Anyways, thanks for this info, and if you or any of your readers is looking for an instant site that will also automatically market your listings for you, just give me a ring or register for a free trial through our site.

Peace,

Joe Trainor
RealtySoft.com
1.866.857.1657 x 113

Sapan Bhear July 28, 2007 at 5:09 am

Very nice list

Mario Pinedo, CCIM July 31, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Joshua,
Thanks for the list. I wil add these to my Goolge Reader – that one is getting big! Any special suggestions for an investment blog? I’m dutifully working to up my traffic.
Thanks for any advice.
– Mario

BTW – Will you be at Inman?

EstatesDubai August 18, 2007 at 1:39 am

This is a fantastic list of blogs. Very useful for any real estate blogger to get some inspiration.

Thank you!

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Cyprus property September 3, 2007 at 1:02 am

Those lists of top blogs is indeed great. I will surely try to visit all of them everyday to check what’s know because real estate is indeed a learning process as well. In blogging you can see different approach and techniques which could help our craft.

Philipp from Hamburg September 30, 2007 at 6:30 am

thank you for your list. Here in Germany there are just a few real estate blogs. So I took the list as a good inspiration for a few posts!

CL Collins October 3, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Interestingly enough the economy still has ways for the savvy real estate investor to make money.

check out this site: rnlinvestmentops.com and see what new things are in the market to be apart of.

CL Collins October 3, 2007 at 6:37 pm

check out what the savvy real estate investors are doing!

Ladin Ventures October 8, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Josh,

Can you include The Real Estate Schmoozer to the list?

theFrontSteps November 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm

How can we make sure to get on your radar and get on your next list!? We’re getting a ton of traffic and more and more each day. We must be doing something right.

thanks,
alex

p.s. Shout out to Altos Research. Love and use their stuff daily.

theFrontSteps November 29, 2007 at 1:30 pm

comment not working. What’s up with that!

Cassaundra Flores November 30, 2007 at 3:40 pm

Thanks alot. Nice list of blogs.

kev December 24, 2007 at 4:44 am
Andris Virsnieks December 26, 2007 at 10:51 am

The real estate boom-and-bust cycle is still on the way down but it is not yet the time to buy (at least not in Seattle). The time to buy will be when the rent you can get, every month, for a property is 1% of the price you pay for the property. For instance, if you buy a condo for $250,000 you must get a rent of $2,500. If you stick as closely as possible to this “golden rule” greed will not suck you into dangerous speculation that has caused many people to lose their shirts recently. For more details on how to run the numbers see my book “How to Invest in Condominiums

croatia property January 3, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Good idea of creating a list of top real estate blogs. Really contains the good list of blogs.

Dave January 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Yes, the real estate market is very difficult for real estate developers and sellers and in all likelihood will become progressively worse throughout this new year. In our case, we started to develop a multi unit property, when the market was still sizzling hot. Unfortunately, as the building neared completion, the bottom fell out. In our case, we hired an outside real estate consulting group which provided us with a very interesting perspective and ideas which greatly helped us sell the units. For example, our showroom had been in a temporary structure and while it was well built and representative of the apartments, the location and the temporary nature of the structure was akin to a trailer home. What they suggested may seem obvious now, but it was not when they presented it to us. We were told to rent a temporary showroom in the best area, hire well dressed, and more importantly, professional sales people and then provide limousine service from the show room to our yet unfinished building. Further, the limousine was only to come to the building at certain times, when the lighting was just right, when traffic was minimal and by a particularly scenic route, all the while having the sale person explain all of the interesting things in the area. This worked well and we were able to quickly sell almost all of the remaining units. Their website is http://www.LastLifeboat.com, though there is not much information on it. My advise to other developers is to rethink and regroup your marketing strategies.

Franco January 8, 2008 at 4:23 pm

This is very useful list. Thanks for it!

SEO For Real Estate January 20, 2008 at 8:49 am

Great Long list of blogs , really very comprehensive details of the list. I think it will be a great Link.
Great post and help the community a lot………………

Steve Ramirez January 22, 2008 at 9:37 am

Wow. Awesome list of real estate blogs.

RJacobsen January 24, 2008 at 10:55 am

Thanks for the list! I can hardly believe that you’ve had this post for months and I never noticed!!

Jay Skinner February 1, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Thank you for the list. It really saves a lot of times looking for the best real estate blogs.

John February 3, 2008 at 1:24 am

Although our site isn’t a blog per se, we feel like we’ve put together a comprehensive site with a ton of useful information for investors. Please take a look our site when you have a chance – hopefully we can get added to your list as a potential resource. Thanks.

Chad Hallberg February 4, 2008 at 10:26 am

Great list Josh. Is there a more updated list though as other blogs have no doubt taken stronger command of things over the last year and a half.

Cheers,

Chad

Chris Heath February 9, 2008 at 3:01 am

Great list, as always biggerpockets proves itself as a great resource.

Yancy Martin February 13, 2008 at 10:42 am

Thanks for providing this great list.

Scott February 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I would add rsspieces as a good how to blog site.

North Reading Real Estate February 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for taking the time to put this list together. Nice work!

Wayne March 8, 2008 at 11:26 am

Looks like the next list has to be The Top 100 Real Estate blogs! 35 just ain’t enough!

NewSunSEO March 20, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Hey Josh! Thanks for the list. I’ve glanced at a few of these sites already and found them very informative. I appreciate your generosity by sharing these with us.

Ismail Shihadi April 1, 2008 at 10:37 am

great list :) , ive been looking for one of those

Crystal Point April 2, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Great blog list… Thanks!

Selling a home in Richmond Hill April 3, 2008 at 11:16 am

Thank you so much for sharing the such useful real estate blogs sites. This is really helpful and informative for real estate agent.

Rob Lawrence April 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Thank you for this list.
Warm Regards,
Rob

steve jenings April 7, 2008 at 2:43 am

Excellent list, as usual bigger pockets leading the way forward.

Pinder April 7, 2008 at 3:22 am

It was good list.
Sincerely,

Mizzy worts April 7, 2008 at 9:51 am

Very nice list, ty

Dale in Frisco Texas April 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Thank you so much for this list. I will use it and link to it.

Keith Dobbs April 10, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Glad someone finally put a list like this together. As always, more great information from Bigger Pockets. How you guys find the time to do this is beyond me.

Clarke in Fort Worth April 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

What about Realty Times? They have pretty good blogs there too.

Patrick Riddle April 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm

The list is great. How about http://www.MustKnowInvesting.com. Focuses on our daily experience in the field as a creative real estate investor. We cover negotiating, marketing, lease options, short sales, recruiting private money, asset protection, etc.

Nicholas Marr April 19, 2008 at 12:07 am

In these days of the credit crunch it serves to widen your net when it comes to marketing your property. I run a UK based International real estate web site and blog. We have noticed a huge increase in US realtors contacting us about how to sell to international audience. It would be great to have our blog included in your list

Kind regards

Steve Simon May 4, 2008 at 11:26 am

Great List. I liked quite a few. The Tomato was on top for me.
I am the chief admin. of a Florida Real Estate School, and a Florida Licensed Real estate Instructor for over 20 years I think info. such as this is the difference between the “Glamour Shot” real estate agent, and the agent of substance! My website, the online school would allow any investor the ability to learn a broad foundation of the basics of real estate and some pretty advanced tidbits. After spending some time aquiring the knowhow these educated consumers cannot be serviced by low skill agents. I believe that stats, and info. are the best line of defense in a tough market…

Sara May 6, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Great List! I definitely agree with you in regards to the content that is included in all of these blogs.

Happy Investing!

Nadine May 8, 2008 at 10:46 pm

I think you should up date the list periodictly. I’m sure you have found some new blogs now.

Jason May 22, 2008 at 11:08 am

Very nice. I was looking for a good list of real estate blogs, and it’s difficult to find quality blogs in the search engines without spending hours doing it. You have made my life easier today, and for that I commend you.

Tony Sena June 17, 2008 at 9:41 pm

What about http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com. He has a very good blog!

Anonymous June 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Nice list. Please consider us for future lists.
Thanks!

Real Estate Raj July 7, 2008 at 1:21 pm

As someone who can’t get enough real estate news, I really appreciate the list you put together. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Sam July 27, 2008 at 12:52 am

Awesome list, abundant work!!! As anybody is acceptable sending you their blog for inclusion, maybe you can aggrandize to Top 50 RE Blogs and amend it annual or so.

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Janice Bovee August 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Nice comprehensive list…had to bookmark to come back to when I have some time
Got to run… write some more blog posts and work my way up the ladder!
Always enjoy your blog and I would have put you on the list.

Susan September 4, 2008 at 3:34 am

Very nice list, I would add biggerpockets and I also like agentgenius alot.

Kathy T. September 4, 2008 at 8:11 am

There are two … well three … real estate blogs I write and (for conceited reasons) really like. :)

http://www.shakandjill.com
http://www.banks.com/blogs/realestate
and
http://midtnrealty.wordpress.com

Thanks for your consideration!

Sell and Rent Back September 16, 2008 at 3:24 am

Awesome!

I have been looking for a comprehensive list for a while It is nice to go to relevant real estate blogs and see what other professionals are talking about, especially the property prices and other market conditions. This list is fantastic.

Thanks again.

– Peter

Submit Real Estate Article September 23, 2008 at 7:40 am

Wow, this post is two years old and still relevant. It is another proof that quality has much higher value than quantity. Well done

Susan September 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Yes, two years old and definitely relevant. I wonder how it would shake out if we redid it now…if some would drop and others be added, etc. Maybe we’d just have a much bigger list like someone commented earlier.

ratansaini September 30, 2008 at 4:47 am

You have done a fantastic job. It is really helpful for those who are interested in real estate world. :)

J.T. Foxx September 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm

I love your blog, great insight and info. I like how it’s no holds bar.

J.T. Foxx
Active Real Estate Investor &
National Weekend Syndicated Radio Personality

Fran y Romi October 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

Thanks for the info, im from Argentina but i planning to live in Canada the next year. I wanna know about your country.
See you!
Fran

Erin Oakley October 1, 2008 at 8:35 am

Love the list but it is 2 years old. There has been a lot of change in the Real Estate Blog world since then. Any chance you are going to update the list soon? I work on a niche blog for the east side of Cleveland and would love to see what other niche bloggers do in their markets.

Thanks,
Erin

Seanster October 1, 2008 at 8:48 pm

A very useful list!

Mark Madsen October 7, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Wow! Congratulations on this huge response and thank you for the list. I just topped off my feed reader.

I know that this is primarily a real estate related blog list, but what about http://lenderama.com, or did I miss something?

Also, if you are considering any other mortgage marketing related blogs – http://mortgagemarketingcommunity.com. A couple of my friends launched that blog a few months ago and they are seriously committed to providing their viewers with good stuff.

Thanks.

Joshua Dorkin October 7, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Mark – Thanks for the suggestions . . . Lenderama would definitely make the cut if this list were up to date. We’re going to hopefully come out with a new one some time soon!

Amy Jones October 21, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Oh…Oh….can I add my most wonderful blog to your list too?! Yes, I love my blog…hope you will too! Thanks for your list!

Brownstoner October 28, 2008 at 3:31 pm

After Curbed, Brownstoner.com has to be the biggest local real estate blog in the country, with over 1.2 million pageviews a month. It was also the subject of a WSJ article last Friday: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122481699525965769.html

Joe Manausa November 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Hey Joshua, this is a great list. I hope you’d consider the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog as well. I cover much more than just the Tallahassee market and seem to be growing (top 1000 in Technorati). Thanks for the consideration Joshua.

Joe Manausa - Tallahassee Real Estate November 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Joshua, not all of these are even still active blogs. I went through each one (most are great reads) and found the following:

Blog Arizona (last post August 2008)

Building an Empire (last post March 2008)

Fliperati (last post March 2007)

HousingBubbleCasualty (page failed to load)

Landlord Schmandlord (the address you list was last updated in 2006)

My Real Estate Investing Venture (last post June 2008)

Real Estate Blog Pro (last post May 2008)

Tales of a Seattle Real Estate Investor (link doesn’t seem right)

The Foreclosure Report (last post July 2007)

The Landlord Blog (last post June 2007)

I hope this isn’t to picky, I was just looking for some great real estate blogs (and still found many here, thanks).

Angus November 26, 2008 at 4:11 am

Great list. Some good ideas there for anyone thinking of starting a new real estate blog.

real estate November 29, 2008 at 10:29 am

What a great list. I will go through them and check them out. Thanks for the information.

Joshua Dorkin November 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Hey folks, as you can now see, we’ve updated the list to remove any dead links. We’re going to soon be creating a new list, so keep an eye out!

Myrtle Beach Real Estate December 1, 2008 at 5:28 am

Thanks for the list Todd, i think it will be helpful for me to visit those blogs and find useful information in the sector of real estate.

Team Aguilar Blog December 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm

Will you please consider our blog for your list? http://www.teamaguilar.com/blogs We are going strong in this market and not going anywhere! Thank you!

Team Aguilar Blog’s last blog post: The “Big Three” Ask Mom and Pop for Some Extra Cash

Larry Lang December 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I have read through some of the blogs here and I just wish that I spent more time on mine. I appreciate all the useful information and tips that I have picked up. I am going to try and work on mine daily so I can hit your top 35.
Larry Lang

Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice December 8, 2008 at 10:56 am

This is a great list, but it seems very limited in some ways.

There are so many regional blogs and blogs for specific areas in the U.S. that are great. Most people searching for real estate would love to find a blog that is doing a great job about the specific area they are interested in.

This list simply seems to be mainly about blogs that cover real estate in general and people that like to talk about real estate. It does not seem to be a list about bloggin realtors that are blogging about specific areas and doing a great job. Maybe that has to do with the fact that less than 4% of Realtors blog…and who knows what percentage of these do a good job.

Joshua Dorkin December 8, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I’m not sure who I’m talking to, as you didn’t mention your name in the place where names go, and you never signed your post.

That said, you are correct that there are tons of real estate blogs of various types out there. When the list was created twi years ago, things were much different. Not many people in real estate knew how to blog . . . we were all figuring it out. While things have progressed, they have yet to mature.

We’ll come out with a new list soon. . . additionally, we’re going to come out with a post that explains why bloggers need to comment with their real names and not with a link intended to build PR. (See the Note RIGHT ABOVE the ADD COMMENT button)

Eddie May 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for updating the list! I was searching for updated blogs and you made it easy for me.

=)

jim ingersoll May 10, 2009 at 6:39 am

Josh

Great job with everything your doing. Can you update this list again?

Jim

jim ingersoll’s last blog post: The TAX CREDIT for “Dummies”

scottsdale luxury homes May 20, 2009 at 9:31 am

Take your real estate classes but also take a basic accounting course, real estate law, any finance course and a course in public speaking. Don’t laugh, you will use all those courses through your career. Also start talking to various brokers and let them know you are taking classes. Whether taking college courses along with taking real estate classes from various real estate companies or independent real estate schools be aware of the market you are in. Also talk to lenders so you know some of what is needed for your buyers. Please learn about Title & Escrow as well. Once you hang your license make sure you become a Buyers agent first not a Sellers agent. When you start with buyers you will be learning along with your buyers some of the issues that can come up in a transaction. If you start on the Sellers side you will be on the losing end of every transaction as most seasoned agents know who is new, knows the contingencies that will let them get out of the contract and you will be left standing holding the bag.

Scott Costello May 21, 2009 at 10:46 am

Great list of blogs. How often are they updated? I’d also like to see some personal blogs up there about investors and their daily grind. Is that possible?

Scott Costello’s last blog post: You won’t beleive this!

Joe Stampone June 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Josh,

This is a great list. Real estate is certainly a competitive place for bloggers, which is fueled by people’s natural obsession towards real estate. Here are a few others that deserve mentioning:

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Blog – http://bhgrealestateblog.com/

http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/

http://www.astudentoftherealestategame.com

Thanks for continually providing quality content

http://www.twitter.com/joestampone1

Joe Stampone’s last blog post: Johns Hopkins – Edward St. John Department of Real Estate Program Review #2

Nichole June 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Hey, like everyone said, this is quite comprehensive. It’s interesting to see what others are doing, but I do wonder what difference it makes to all of us as independent Realtors and Agents? Like, how can we use all this information for good?

Twitter is another interesting tool that can now be searched locally for agents and such in various geographical locations – and this makes it possible:

It’s being called the “Twitter Yellow Pages”

http://www.twellow.com/

Hope this helps!

Nichole

MN MLS’s last blog post: Search for Homes $500k-up

John C Ford June 7, 2009 at 4:43 am

Keep us in mind and out Boston condo blog news

Marilyn Wilson June 8, 2009 at 10:29 am

Dear Josh,

Good stuff to see the progress over the past 3 years. What did you use as your criteria to determine the top blogs for real estate? If you need our help to develop a methodology for evaluating blogs, maybe even with a survey among real estate professionals we would be happy to provide you with help.

Marilyn Wilson
WAV Group
waves.wavgroup.com

Marilyn Wilson’s last blog post: Real Estate Listing Syndicators Collaborate on report

Kurt Op de Beeck June 16, 2009 at 9:37 am

Do you also plan to included som overseas blogs for people with interest in Europe for example?
FIABCI member since 1994

David Jhonston July 17, 2009 at 12:10 am

hey Joshua Dorkin,

You have done a very good job.

Jose July 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

That is a great list, I have been searching for some blogs to read online! This list helps to find the good ones! It is amazing how many of the Real Estate blogs are being left with out updates (Could it be the market ?)

Dale Monroe July 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Wow. Kudos on this great list. It’s informative and a total time saver. Nice one!

RE August 14, 2009 at 7:22 am

Great work! It’s nice to find a blog that is relevant to investor, professional, AND consumer. Keep up the good work!

Ralph D Bredahl August 31, 2009 at 1:28 pm

helpful list. Although I have had a web site for years I am new to blogging and appreciated looking at some good sites for ideas

Charlie September 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

It would be helpful if this list was broken down by national blogs and regionally specific blogs. Can you recommend good Florida real estate blogs?

Shelton - las vegas homes September 4, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for the list! Do you have a favorite Las Vegas blog?

Gary McQuin September 14, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Thanks for not only having this list, but, also maintaining the list by noting the removed links. It is always frustrating to look at a list and find a list like this that is not maintained, sending me to dead links. This list is very helpful.

Jay Castillo September 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Thanks a lot for this list as I really want learn more from other real estate blogs to help improve my own blog, I hope to be of help as well. By the way, would you consider a real estate blog from the Philippines on this list? I blog about real estate foreclosure investing where I share tips to fellow real estate investors and I also post free foreclosed property listings plus auction schedules. Here’s is my blog: http://www.foreclosurephilippines.com
.-= Jay Castillo´s last blog ..Secrets Revealed: Investing in Foreclosures =-.

Stephanie September 22, 2009 at 6:16 pm

huh wow great list! I’m actually quite surprised, you actually crossed out ones that are no longer qualified. great job, im impressed!

Shayla Sharp October 7, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Very helpful site. It’s nice to have so much information in one place, rather than needing to spend so much time on the internet trying to find other relevant sites. Thanks!
.-= Shayla Sharp´s last blog ..Whether buying or selling, I’m with you. =-.

IC October 10, 2009 at 12:07 am

Is there any one place that lists every real estate resource?

Joshua Dorkin October 10, 2009 at 8:50 am

IC – That place would is http://www.BiggerPockets.com

Karen Brewer October 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Would love to make the grade. Im a RE Tomato grad so check me out.www.thegoldcoaststandard.com in Darien,CT. Been blogging about 9 months and would love to think Im gettin the hang of it. I actually love it a little TOO much. will sign up for your feed. All the best. K.Brewer

Betty Jung November 9, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Have been blogging every day for almost 2 years and have also started a second blog – a photo blog. ALL ABOUT…Portland.Oregon.Real Estate & Lake Oswego Living.A Photo Blog.

Hope I get on your “list”. Thanks.

Josh November 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Great list of real estate resources! It is amazing to see that nearly half of the list is dead or no longer active.
.-= Josh´s last blog ..Best WordPress Real Estate Themes =-.

Charlotte Limo December 28, 2009 at 8:32 am

Really fantastic and informative list, as it will took a lot of time to search such list.
Thanks for sharing…

Ricky Paredes January 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

Happy new year to everyone.

I like to know how to have crosslink to other realestate webpages?, thanks so much

Ricky

Joshua Dorkin January 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

What exactly are you asking, Ricky? Can you be more specific?

Infinity Team January 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Love reading them, but who has time to keep on top of their own real estate blog?? We are hiring a college student to maintain our blog for us.

karen January 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Next time you make your list, would you consider my blog?

Thanks!
.-= karen´s last blog ..$15 million drop in value =-.

Chris January 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm

As someone who does real estate for a living I am becoming seriously scared at the realization that if you are not on or about the first page of Google your children will go hungry.
Sure there are a few REO brokers making a killing in this apocalypse we are plodding through but when we get out of this it will be the agents with the web presence who prosper.

Your list is great in that it shows up what competition we are up against.

Thanks

Chris.

Brooks June 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

Definitely some great blogs out there. My favorites are the REAL experiences of local investors in different markets. Anyone that is learning and/or a veteran investor can relate to these stories and get a kick out of them. A few that I have gotten lots of education from are REITips and FlipThisWholesaler!
.-= Brooks´s last blog ..The History of Alabama Rights of Redemption Laws — Caution, I said History… =-.

Shanna June 13, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Great list, I love reading Real Estate Tomato and Inman Blog especially, they keep me up to date when it comes to blogging and real estate.
.-= Shanna´s last blog ..Worthington Schools Real Estate Market Stats for May 2010 =-.

Karen Goodman June 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I’m not surprised that the list keeps dwindling. I started blogging in Nov 2007, and I definitely don’t post as much as I used to. Now I tend to go in spurts. It still averages 5-10 posts per month and since I’m targeting the long tail for consumers, I think it’s ok. I’m also on my 2nd domain name and 3rd design. And plenty of other changes have happened along the way. A big one was eliminating regular features. I’ve moved to more automated approaches now.

When I first started blogging, I read a lot of the blogs on your list. I completely relied on RE Tomato to get my education started. Now I mostly read non-RE blogs. One exception is Tech Savvy Agent. They have the enthusiasm of a newer blog and I love how they educate me on technology and how I can use it in my real estate business.

Copeland June 30, 2010 at 8:03 am

Great list of RE Blogs and I look forward to your new list. I plan on taking a look at the rest of you blog lists as well.

Also, This may have already been addressed or it could just be that the site is under maintenance, but your ny.curbed.com link seems to be dead as well.

Joshua Dorkin June 30, 2010 at 8:45 am

The Curbed link does appear to be down for the moment, but I believe it is working.

Janie Coffey July 27, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Thank you for updating the list. You have some great sites here and, while it saddens me to see the ones removed, but really glad you are keeping the list up to date!

Anonymous August 23, 2010 at 2:11 am

Thanks for the update, Bubble Meter is one of the best real estate blogs I think.
Bloodhound Blog is also good for

damien August 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Thanks, the list i had was outdated…

Anita Clark August 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

There are some good ones on your list but I’m surprised ActiveRain didn’t make the cut.

Joshua Dorkin August 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Anita –
ActiveRain is not a blog, but a blog provider in the same light as Wordpress.com, except focused on real estate blogs. At the time the list was created, there were no individual blogs located on the network that stood out to us. Remember that this list was compiled back in August 2006.

Dave Kinkade September 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

Thanks for continuing to update this list of blogs. Looks like the list mirrors what has happened with the market over the past four years: At first, everyone was in and it was good. Now, only the very strong (and stubbornly determined) will prosper. Shift with the times and the trends or you will be left in the tar pit with the rest of the dinosaurs.

Kari Garza September 10, 2010 at 11:52 am

Nice list of blogs; like how you take the time to revisit and update. I like reading about what’s going on in real estate and getting a peek into the daily ongoings of others. Always reminds me that my life isn’t as stressful as I think it is. In suggesting blogs as you requested, I also read the MyHouseDeals.com blog, Flipper. Another one I stumbled across was Baltimorerealestateinvestingblog.com – pretty informative and funny stuff on these two blogs. Thanks and keep up the great work…love the site!

wanye johnson September 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I began haltingly blogging in 2008 on ActiveRain. It was not consistent even though the suggestions were to post at least 3-4 times per week on a consistent basis and build a following. I can understand why lots of bloggers have quit. It takes time to develop relevant content, and keep your practice going too.

This year maybe the year where I strike the effective balance of blogging and generating enough revenue to be profitable. I like your list. It gives me another group of successful people to read about. Thanks for the summary.

Joshua Dorkin October 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for all the comments, Folks. Unfortunately, this post is attracting a huge amount of spam (anyone wonder why?) and we’ve decided to close comments going forward.

Joshua Dorkin May 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm

With the re-release of this post, we’ve decided to reopen comments. If the spam gets crazy again, we’ll just shut them down. Please be considerate and thoughtful with your comments instead of just sharing your website or we’ll simply delete your suggestions. Thank you!

Brandon Turner May 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

A few more to add to the updated list!? http://www.TheBuyandHoldGuys.com, and http://www.MobileHomeInvesting.net. Good stuff here!

Joshua Dorkin May 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Both are great blogs, Brandon, but they just miss the cut — for now. That said, check your email . . . I just added yours to our list. Congrats!

Toby Barnett May 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

It is amazing how many sites came and went since 2006. Guess they didn’t find the long term strategy of blogging a successful venture. It surprises me that once successful blogs have gone to the wayside.

Joshua Dorkin May 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

It doesn’t surprise me, Toby. If that component of your business isn’t prioritized, then it won’t be maintained. I believe that far too many bloggers don’t have their goals for their blog established, which makes it easy to let things slide. Thanks for joining the conversation!

Toby Barnett May 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I read an article on BlueGlass this morning, http://www.blueglass.com/blog/6-reasons-why-you-should-quit-blogging/, which may be the reason many top bloggers have quit in favor of social media alone. I couldn’t imagine abandoning my blog just to go full into social media.

Joshua Dorkin May 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Toby – That article is 100% in favor of blogging, and encourages people to blog; it isn’t about actually quitting but lists negative reasons to stop (i.e. why you shouldn’t stop). That said, it does talk about people quitting because social media is simply much easier, but is an advocacy piece for blogging. Social media is a great way to drive people to your blog (your home presence), but shouldn’t replace it, IMO.

Toby Barnett May 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I got that from the article yet was making a point as maybe a reason why some have left. I wasn’t advocating the stoppage of blogging. Maybe I wasn’t clear enough … oops.

Joshua Dorkin May 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Ahhh – whoops. Yeah — I can’t speak for them, but do know that I’m not giving up the blogging thing anytime soon.

William Sheehan May 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I can tell you that I have found some of the best information concerning real estate (Industry) available on the internet through your list and I have also made some wonderful friends. I wish some of those who were once listed here as one of the “Top 35 Real Estate Blogs” that have since deleted their blog (You have a single line through them) would comment and let those of us that read blogs daily know why they stopped blogging, why they deleted such a popular real estate blog & if they have a new blog and if so where?

Joshua Dorkin May 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

William – If they moved their blogs, we’d update the list. Blogs were only removed if the content is removed (the blog is closed), if the content quality declines, or if the regularity with which they post declines. The list was designed to be the best of the best, and we try to make sure that all sites listed live up to that standard.

I’m glad you’ve found value in the list, and hope you’ve found some great new blogs on the updated list at the top of the post.

Mat Steinwede May 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hi Joshua,
Great post.
Thought I would just shoot you my real estate blog, it’s one of the leading ones in Australia for both home owners and agents.
It’s a little different than most other Real Estate blogs, check out.

It’s updated every day.
Hope I make it one your list one day :)
Look forward to connecting soon.
Mat

Doug Francis May 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

By total coincidence I Googled the term “real estate blogs” while eating dinnertonight, and almost dismissed this post since it showed “Aug 25, 2006″ and thought to myself… “typical old stuff”.

So was I really that you recently updated this post. Cool!

I feel there has been change in the culture around real estate blogging, and I like to go back to some of the blogs on your list from time to time to get back to reading (rather than see a highly SEO optimized post about ABC neighborhood). Now that we are all using iPads, social media, and Smartphones, the new breed of blogger understands the need for visual blogging. Sorry to say but, most people don’t read like they did 6 years ago!

Joshua Dorkin May 24, 2012 at 8:37 pm

The culture was definitely different back in the day, Doug. That said, so was the enthusiasm. Most people are moving their online communication to social networks because it is just easier than blogging. We’ll see what the future holds, but hopefully we can capture the pulse of the real estate blogging space by keeping this post alive and kicking (and up to date).

Doug Francis May 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

I actually think that this shift creates an opportunity for a good blogger to stand out from those who have shifted to today’s strategy of FB Target Marketing (can I coin that term?). Most real estate agents aren’t good writers, don’t have the time to do it, and their posts often cram keywords so anyone reading their gets the gist that it was written only for a robot to index!

Consumers are looking for good content to read on the subway or airport and still use Google for research all day long. A well written blog with plenty of unique, original content is going to attract consumers… I know because it works for me.

Joshua Dorkin May 25, 2012 at 7:52 am

I agree that it creates opportunity for good bloggers to stand out. As you said, much of the content being created today is designed for search engines, not for people, making the good content really shine.

I know because it also works for us.

Thanks for the feedback, Doug! I look forward to seeing more of you around the site.

Sheryll Poe May 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I know a great DC blogger. He’s not an agent or broker or anything, just someone who has bought quite a few investment properties and has a lot of passion for real estate. It’s been around about a year and it’s called TheCribline.com

Anthony Larson June 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I’d like to see why you or others on here think why one is better than others.
My reasoning, ill be working on getting my license when im done with school in a few months and off course thing blogging is very important part of reality marketting inow adays

Joshua Dorkin June 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

The reasons were included in the post above, Anthony.

Marry Ellen Wood June 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I wonder if you will update the list and replace all those blogs that are removed.

Joshua Dorkin June 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Mary –
Did you look at the article? Only a month ago, we did a huge update to the article and added a brand new list with all active sites. Perhaps you scrolled past it and went directly to the old list instead? If you read through, you’ll see what you’re looking for.

Carl Reid July 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

Thank you, this was very useful information!

John Wingate July 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Great list of blogs! This will help to design my layout for blog at work!

John Watson July 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Thanks for this fantastic resource.

Cecilia Tyson August 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

Thanks for posting! I think its interesting how many of the blogs that were popular since 2006 have fallen away, but I appreciate you updating the list so we can know which are still good and active.

Will Klopp September 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The real estate blog space has become so saturated with people trying to get SEO rankings that the content has suffered. The people that actually have important opinions or have factual knowledge to share are overshadowed by buffoons (that is a technical term) just spewing non-sense.

WK

Joshua Dorkin September 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Agreed. Instead of posting for search engines, if they posted for humans, they’d see much more benefit.

phillip September 17, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thanks for updating the list and letting us know which ones have been closed. Amazing that only 10 of the 35 are still going.

madhaus November 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hi Josh,

Thanks very much for including us on your (updated?) list. Burbed has been published daily since February 2006. Our readership and commenting have fallen off since the market started crashing in late 2008, but we’re still there. We cover the SF Bay Area, in particular Silicon Valley, by calling attention to the excesses and oddities of our very overpriced market where seriously poor housing stock still sells, routinely, for over a million dollar. The site is a mix of snark, shock, and we-swear-we’re-not-making-this-up fact. In premium areas, the bubbly is back in the Bay Area.

Since you are interested in how much real estate blogging has fallen off, I thought you’d be interested in a piece I wrote almost 2 years ago called , The Decline and Fall of the Real Estate Bubble Site, where I noted a large number of sites (and named names) had gone inactive, disappeared, or were updated too infrequently to consider useful anymore. I took a very similar approach to yours except I wasn’t the one who made the original list. Instead I started with another site’s fairly comprehensive list of real estate blogging sites, noted how many were no longer active, and of course that site itself is now dormant too.

Maybe you’d find it useful in updating your list here. Thanks very much for compiling it, I’ll check out some of the sites I haven’t heard of and see about adding some to our blogroll.

Joel Dykstra November 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Thanks Joshua for your work on keeping this post updated. Trying to fill in a few of those gaps now! Really appreciate your dedication.

Sara MacLennan December 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Would love to be considered next time you put together your list. My partner and I have been blogging at http://www.edmontonrealestateblog.com since 2005 – we’re in Canada though so I guess that’s why you missed us.

Giovanni Isaksen December 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Honored to be included among all these great blogs. Congrats to you all. Very thankful for all the work Josh does day in and day out here on Bigger Pockets.

Joshua Dorkin December 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Thanks Giovanni. Much appreciated…

Peter Ptylicki December 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Great list of real estate blog sites

Mark Weber December 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks for the updated list. Maybe Truilia’s blog should be on there as well along with Zillow in “Corporate Blogs.”

Hannah December 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

Thanks for providing that list of real estate blogs. I am looking forward to another list like this one

Ursula December 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Great list. I think Flipping Smart is my favorite.

Miichael Evans January 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Swamplot.com is a great real estate blog for the Houston, TX area. Great to read, relevant information, and engaging to the reader.

Joshua Dorkin January 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Nice suggestion, Michael. We’ve added it to the list.

Brent C. January 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

Great list of sites, I will definitely use them Thanks Josh!

Ashley Regina January 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

This list is AMAZING! Wow, obviously some links are dead but the ones I found that are still posting content are awesome. Great work.

Ash

Joshua Dorkin January 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Thanks Ash.

Ned Carey February 15, 2013 at 6:46 am

Wow, I would have never guessed such a high dropout rate. I spend more time here at Bigger Pockets so I hadn’t noticed :-)

It makes me feel better about my blog, I’ve outlasted lots of those guys.

Justin Robins February 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

If you have had over 100k visitors since writing this, wouldn’t that have produced a lot of visitors to the other blogs? Guess I am confused to why the bloggers would just stop blogging if they had such a popular and thriving fan base.

Joshua Dorkin February 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

You and I both…. We send a lot of daily traffic to all sites on the list. I guess they just aren’t motivated if the drop off…

Kaptain Mirza February 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

Any Houston Real Estate blog which covers whole of Houston..?

Lisha March 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Hey Josh,

This is the best list of real estate blog that I have found, and UPDATED! Thank you for making this list and for keeping it updated! You rock :)

~Lisha

Joshua Dorkin March 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Lisha – No problem…. so many years later it is still relevant. Thanks for the comment and please do come back and engage with us when you can.

Dan Krell March 5, 2013 at 5:15 am

Josh, I appreciate the list of active top blogs. I have to say that as a full time Realtor, I have been blogging since 2005-2006 (dankrell.com/blog) and continued with several other blogs related to local real estate. I can say that longevity of blogging is not tied to getting paid for the act of blogging, but rather as an adjunct to my real estate activities. Thanks.

Joshua Dorkin March 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

No problem, Dan. There aren’t many of us who have been around for that long. Congrats on your longevity.

Silas March 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

I’m surprised that the Real Estate Blogging scene isn’t more competitive now than it was back in 2006. I think it’s more important than ever to have a blog and the discussion that comes with it. Since we’ve started blogging, (which wasn’t so long ago) we’ve gotten more traffic to our website and we really like keeping those who visit informed on what’s happening in the local and national real estate market. Plus, it adds to the personal aspect and gives us a voice to really communicate with people.

JC Carlos March 25, 2013 at 2:49 am

Hi Joshua,

I have curated some of my favorite real estate blogs using list.ly, a social lists/curation tool. I hope this can help: http://list.ly/list/3ix-top-real-estate-blogs

Other than that list, you can also get some real estate blogs here:
http://real-estate.alltop.com/

Thanks,
JC

Jonathan Loosle April 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Great blog! Good job at sticking around for so long.

Sharon Loduca April 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

excellent list. thank you!

RealtyAdda April 8, 2013 at 8:07 am

Nice Information!!! thanx

Ryan May 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

Great list, thank you for taking the time to build this!

Anthony Alfidi June 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Thanks for taking the time to keep the blog list updated. I’ve spent hours searching for decent online discussions of real estate investing. Too many scammers and amateurs crowd out serious people who manage income-producing property. I’d be every interested in blogs and sites that cover real estate subjects that are off the beaten path.

I’d like to find blogs about these ideas:
Easements
Rights of way
Unbuildable land
Land trusts

I could go on and on, but there’s more to real estate than tenant-landlord disputes and flipping. Feel free to shoot me an email with suggestions.

Will June 13, 2013 at 10:52 am

Excellent list, thank you for taking the time out to share “good sources” of information vs useless blogs.

WK

Joshua Dorkin June 13, 2013 at 11:13 am

Thanks Will.

Todd Garrigus June 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I love this list and have been using it for some time know finding real estate sources and blogs to read and discuss topics. By the way, it currently holds the top spot on the Google search for “Real Estate Blogs” – Nice!

ryan July 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I am really searching for a real estate blog list for my own purpose.thanks for sharing the amazing list with us.please keep sharing helping tips and topics like this.

Mike Davis August 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Excellent list Josh! Thanks for taking time…There’s plenty of valuable real estate driven content within each of these.

Rachel Fielding October 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

If there was an easier, faster way for folks to regularly add content including videos, to a blogging platform that was mobile, and ranked high on the search engines…. do you think it would make a difference for those in real estate to gain traction using a blog regularly?

I am asking as a former Agent, who now specializes in Internet Marketing.

I am curious, What would boost RE blogging activity?
And what is the Real Estate Broker/Agent/Investor’s biggest need to assist them in utilizing technology for greater success?

Thanks for your feedback.

-Rachel Fielding

Jeff December 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

I just happened upon this post, looking for some really good real estate blogs. What a list! I know it was pulled together several years ago, but I am hoping to find a few off this list that are still currently adding content! Thanks for your help!

Jeff L December 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

This is a great list… One of my favorites has to be the Real Geeks blog. If you’re into internat marketing and technology for your real estate webstite, you can pick up some great tips here.

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