Who is Blogging Portland Real Estate?
The PortlandRealEstateBlog will turn 200,000 page views today or tomorrow (I’ll turn 35 tomorrow so we can share in the joy). In the overall blogsphere 200k isn’t much but it is 200k more than the vast number of Realtors have achieved (since they don’t have blogs).
From time to time I take some time to read some of the other blogs discussing Portland real estate. I let Google do the legwork with a simple search of Portland Real Estate Blogs. Today’s results are below (complete with a typo in my blog’s description; now corrected though it may take time to register with Google). With the exception of the Oregonian’s Ryan Frank’s Front Porch, they are all Realtor hosted. The results don’t change much when I search Portland Housing Market Blogs instead.
What surprises me is the exclusion of clint8200’s www.PortlandHousing.Blogspot.com and www.PortlandRealEstateOutsider.Blogspot.com. Neither of them are Realtors (and would probably commit ritual suicide before being Realtors). Both blogs provide the non-Realtor view of our market. I haven’t completely avoided Clint’s venom but overall his topics are good even if his commentary doesn’t thrill me. I can only hope not to be the subject of an ‘Outsider flipper gone wrong thread with our NW Hoyt project (the use of the phrase flip in conjunction with the depth of the project are not applicable here
There was a comment on another blog (I can’t remember which but I think the commenter was “hmmmm,” asked why there isn’t more audience debate on the blogs? ). Blogging is fickle. I still don’t know how I pissed JP off this forum- his commentary and analytical skills rank high.
The Google results:
|Educating and Sharing Ideas with Buyers and Sellers in the Dynamic Portland Real Estate Market. Full acceess to RMLS property listings.
www.portlandrealestateblog.com/ – 42k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
Portland Oregon Real Estate Agent Blog
|(Hat tip to the Portland Housing Blog) … They’re on a great run of ground-breaking work in Portland from the 937 condos in the Pearl to the 12.5 condos in …
blog.oregonlive.com/frontporch/ – 95k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
|Get local insight to the Portland Real Estate Market. A blog of current housing conditions, home price evaluations, sales, and neighborhood details for …
ownaportlandhome.blogspot.com/ – 106k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
|Herb’s Portland Oregon Real Estate Blog your RE/MAX Agent on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.
activerain.com/blogs/herb – 85k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
|Over at the Portland Real Estate Blog, local realtor Charles Turner is disputing that and comparing to the Money magazine article that says Portland has a …
www.blueoregon.com/2005/07/is_portland_rea.html – 29k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
|This Blog is dedicated to providing the public with up to date Portland Oregon Real Estate information. Check back often for all kinds of Real Estate
www.real–estate–blogs.com/blogs/SUB/Oregon-Real–Estate–Blogs_114_1.html – 24k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
|skip to main | skip to sidebar. Portland Metro Real Estate News …..
Real Estate Blogs Directory – Directory of real estate blogs and blogs of industries …
tonyandlibby.blogspot.com/ – 90k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
|Blogs about: Portland Real Estate
… Tags: Real Estate, ingleside real estate, texas coast real estate, rockport real estate, aransas pass real estate, …
wordpress.com/tag/portland–real–estate/ – 43k – Cached – Similar pages – Note this
So how do y’all rank on Alexa?
I guess the traffic depends on what kind of info you are seeking. I don’t see how you can view real estate without considering current state of the economy, local, national, and world wide.
What blogs are reporting the Freddie and Fannie news? Could you imagine would that would do to our country if there was a tax payer bail out to such HUGE entities?!?! And if there isn’t a bail out? I don’t want to imagine it.
What blogs are reporting the Indymac news?
Daycare, does the Freddie, Fannie, and Indymac news exude confidence in the housing market? If so, please enlighten me.
If you y’all haven’t discovered Calculated Risk I recommend you head on over there often. Great info.
PS…This is getting uglier than I ever predicted.
I’ve decided to look for a multi unit property in St. Johns. Its time to take advantage of the ugliness…..
That might be like buying up dotcom bargains in 1999.
I think the depth of the RE collapse will take us all by surprise. But take heart. Barron’s newest cover story said the bottom is near and then we’re back to positive territory. Perhaps the issue came out before the Indymac, Freddymac and FannieMae sh*t hit the fan.
I don’t think most people want to believe just how awful this is going to be. Once that election is over the floodgates of disaster will open up. I know, then it’s a buying opportunity. But only for the well-heeled. For everyone else it’s a huge risk.
Glad I don’t have to worry about any kids of mine getting stuck with the bill for this obscene orgy of real estate. Freddie and Fannie alone are going to cost trillions to bail out.
Don’t worry Charles, based on what I’ve seen I doubt you’d make good “bad flip” fodder.
Clint and my blog have been climbing in the rankings, but we’re both relatively new, and the traffic that RMLS searches drives helps Realtor sites.
However I’m already at 60k views in just 6 months. Slowly and steadily we’ll climb the rankings.
Great listing, however, I see that you included a tag link for WordPress.com blogs. That is not a specific blog but a collection of blogs across 3 million blogs that use tags with “real”, “estate”, and “portland” in them. I found real estate blogs covering Arizona and other non-Northwest areas in the list, as well as non-real estate blogs. So it probably isn’t a good one to include in this particular list. Though there are some interesting topics being discussed. 😀
Thanks for the run down. This information is really helpful for those buying or selling within the area to get an overall feel for the market.