The Top 9 Blogs I Read - Real Estate and Otherwise

Thought I'd share some of the blogs I read on a regular basis; these are the places I go to keep informed.

Commercial Real Estate Blogs:

Deal Junkie
Billed as "A Peek Inside The Commercial Real Estate Sector", Deal Junkie is a good place for quick and timely commercial real estate stories and editorial. Deal Junkie is a commercial real estate blog with a focus on the debt & equity market in US and Canada.

Real Property Alpha
"Investment Real Estate, Incremental Innovation, and Shameless Self-Promotion"
Run by John Reeder of Mimi Song Realty Group and Sperry Van Ness, Real Property Alpha is a great site with lots of well reasoned and well researched articles on commercial real estate and finance. Worth the time to explore this site.

Retail Traffic
"Where real estate, retail and development meet"
This is the blog page of Retail Traffic Magazine and provides insight on the retail sector with comments on the impact of retail on commercial real estate development.

The Dirt Lawyer's Blog
"Digging the dirt on commercial real estate transactions and law in Chicago and beyond"
This is the blog of David Stejkowski, a lawyer in Illinois that I found early this year. He's always got an opinion about timely events in corporate real estate and the industry in general. Highly recommended.

The Commercial Real Estate HandBlog
Informative site with lots of 'how-to's' for investing in commercial real estate. I just found this site a few weeks ago, and I'm impressed with the amount of information that they give away. Worth stopping by.

General Real Estate Blogs:
Agent Genius
"Our primary goal is to educate readers to improve their business as well as the overall industry with the end goal being improvement of the consumer experience." Fabulous site for REALTORS by REALTORS with lots of great tips and ideas on how to improve the brokerage business. Tips on SEO, branding, attitudes, you name it.

The Real Estate Tomato
"Juicy blogging advice for REALTORS"
Loads of great blogging advice for agents including mountains of information on content creation. They must be pretty busy over there however, new content on the site has been very slow in being released recently. If you're new to real estate blogging, you should definitely check it out.

Non-Real Estate Blogs:

"Welcome to - a Blog that helps bloggers to add income streams to their blogs."
While I'm not trying to monetize my blog, I find the ideas and strategies presented here to be invaluable. Darren Rowse has really figured out how to make blogging work - and he does with class.

The Blog of Tim Ferris
"Experiments in Lifestyle Design"
Tim Ferris is the author of 'The Four Hour Work Week" a much misunderstood title. He advocates only doing those things that excite you and reducing work to the bare minimum to acheive your goals. Not for everyone, but I find inspiration in the dream!

I could go on for hours with great sites that have fantastic content, but this is a good start. Take a look and tell me what you think. What other sites do you recommend that I'm missing?

Doug Lytle

Doug Lytle

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CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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