Just like our now famous list of the top 35 real estate blogs from August 2006, which had been seriously withered down over the years, some of the blogs here on our Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs list simply died out, while others lost focus, or quality. (Updated 7/20/12) I thought it was high time that we updated this list by creating a new list, a live list that brings new blogs into the mix. You’ll find below our new “live” list of blogs about real estate investment as well as the original top 20 list, where you’ll see all those blogs that have faded or disappeared.
The Top Real Estate Investing Blogs
To put the original list together, we looked at close to 200 different blogs from both real estate investing-related companies and individual real estate investors. Here are a few things of note about the blogs selected:
- Any included blogs have been recommended by at least several people that I respect
- They are updated on a regular basis
- I generally have respect for the blogger/bloggers
- Their content is educational and informative
There are many other quality real estate investing blogs out there, but they couldn’t all make the list for one reason or another Most didn’t make the cut for the following reasons:
- They were no longer active or were simply not posting at a regular frequency
- The blog spent too much time on topics other than real estate
- The blog was primarily a corporate blog, promoting the services of the company instead of providing top quality content for investors to learn from
- The blog spent too much time simply promoting products and services (affiliate or other)
- The blog used some other tactics that annoyed me upon repeated visits.
I recommend you check these out, add them to your reader, and participate on them by sharing your thoughts in the comments after reading articles on them. With all that in mind, lets take a look at the top 20 blogs (in alphabetical order, not of preference):
The Live List of Top Real Estate Investing Blogs
As I mentioned above, this new “live” list of blogs is an addendum to our original top 20 list below. As we discover great new blogs about real estate investment, we will add them to this list.
The Original Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs
The BiggerPockets Blog – As if you didn’t know it would make the list
Flip This Wholesaler – Last updated May 2012, removed July 20, 2012
Good Faith Investing – Dead as of January 2012
Life as Real Estate Investors
Live and Flip – Last updated Jan. 2012, removed July 20, 2012
Llenrock Commercial Real Estate Finance Blog
Shaun’s Real Estate Adventures
Adventures in Mobile Homes
A Student of the Real Estate Game
The Blog Of Matt Rosen – Dead as of April 2012
Mobile Home Madness
Struggling to Get Started
The Successful Landlord Blog – Last updated May 2012, removed July 20, 2012
Congrats to all the blogs selected to this prestigious list. Keep up the good work, folks!
Please also be sure to check out the Real Estate Blogging network on BiggerPockets, where you can read or join over 1,000 real estate bloggers who are putting out fantastic content every day.
1/13/11 Update: We’ve removed one blog from the list because it appears that the focus has changed from real estate to ATMs; we’ve added TomTarrant’s blog to replace it. We will continue to remove any sites that fail to uphold the quality standard that we believe was there upon selection for the list. We may even simply replace these blogs going forward.The Top 20 Real Estate Investing Blogs by Joshua Dorkin