Friday, January 27, 2006

Real Estate Industry Impacted by Bloggers

The real estate marketplace has always been characterized by inefficiency and restricted information, but that's beginning to change thanks to ... blogging!

Blogs can offer an unfiltered look at a property, project or neighborhood and everything is fair game -- market gossip, innuendo, facts, opinion, etc.

Obviously, buyers and sellers still need to do their own due diligence, but they are increasingly going to the web to try and accumulate as much information as possible before making a buying or selling decision.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Protect Your Move

In Feb. 2005, a partnership between Federal, State and local government, consumer groups, and the moving industry was formed with the goal of preventing moving fraud. The partnership - the first of its kind - seeks to educate consumers and improve the coordination among government and industry partners. Check out ProtectYourMove.gov for a vast collection of Federal, State and local resources to help plan a successful move.