The Hangover


Ahhh the hangover.  The time when you remember how much you love advil, your couch, your blanket, and your water closet.  And a great time to think about / try to remember just what the hell happened, and what you’re going to do about it.

As promised, I wanted to present the other 11 great entries that just didn’t make the top 10 cut.  These are in a particular order, just not the order you’re thinking of.

And without further adeux adeiu … here we go:

Dr. Rudolph D. Bachraty III at Sellsius questions if newspaper advertising has gone the way of CD’s (that’s like, sooo 2002) with Old School Real Estate Search: Real Estate Newspaper Classifieds Ads

Russell Shaw, the first recent addition to the Bloodhound gang, writes from his experience that the market has a lot less to do with what you earn, than you think.

Nigel Swaby at Salt Lake Real Estate Blog predicts a soft landing for the economy.

Jonathan Dalton at Jonathan’s Phoenix Arizona Real Estate Blog writes about real estate technology with the little dutch boy

Joel Burslem at Future of Real Estate Marketing shows us 5 Great Ways to Improve Your Designs

Kristal Kraft at Denver Real Estate and Relocation wants to give the title back to Ohio as she points out some of the difficulties of determining the amount of forclosures in Colorado

Drew Meyers at zillowblog is shaking in his shoes about ‘quakes, and provides a “how to protect your investment.” A great article, that didn’t make the top ten, because I though it was such a specific topic that doesn’t affect me.  I guess what I’m saying is that it’s not Drews … fault.  HIOOOOO I got a pun in!!!

Colleen Kulikowski takes a look at the current housing market through her crystal ball.

Rory Siems takes a look at some recent blogging teamups 

Brian Brady presents a long overdue idea with, well… a long overdue idea

And last and certaintly least ( I say that because I was actually going to trash it, as it was written on October 18th, and that is clearly in violation of the rules of the carnival). But:

A) I liked the entry
B) I like the idea of the whole blog
3) bugger off, it’s my Carnival this week

Bringing up the rear is “2million” writing at 2million blog about the real return on his (her?) rental property

To finish, Drew asked me for my input regarding improvements, as there has been some discussion  this week on the subject. So my two cents is this:

Sometimes when you start adding too many complex rules, you make something too complex. The idea of the Carnival of Real Estate should be something very basic.  A bunch of Real Estate bloggers that submit their posts each week to a different host.  In my opinion, the rules should be entirely up to the host.   Different hosts should use their own discretion as to what will fly, I mean, it IS their blog this is going on.  I think the more that hosts stray from the norm, the more interesting their carnival is.  The more rules you add, the more uniform (aka boring) the carnival will become.

And as far as splitting the carnival in two… please don’t.  I love getting suggestions from people.  I love even more when I get suggestions from people in my company, because they usually get the same response.  Make it so…  If it’s something you’re passionate about, then you’re the best man for the job.

The Carnival of Real Estate turns 21

After weeks and weeks of waiting, the Carnival has finally made its way here.  I had about 28 entries to go through this week, which was less than I expected (fortunately for my eyes, and my fruit fly esque attention span).  I wanted to stick with the top 10, but a ton of the ones that didn’t make the cut, were great entries that were either similar topics to other ones or just didn’t grab my attention as much as the top 10 did.  So I’m going to stick with the whole 21 theme, and have the party today (top 10), and the hangover tomorrow (great entries that I can’t deny you, that just didn’t make the cut).

So lets get to it.

Starting off with an eye opener, I decided to give top honors to a newbie to the Carnival (also a late submitter, tsk tsk tsk). As Stefan Scholl from the Northern Michigan Real Estate Blog presents: NAR’s Antitrust Problems - the tip of the iceberg?

Followed by the rest of the party, in no particular order other than I liked the top ones more than the bottom ones.

Kevin Boer over at 3 Oceans Real Estate shows some correlation between Palo Alto median home prices and the NASDAQ with Back From the dead…courtesy of Altos Research

Rick at Landlord Shmandlord lays out how to shave years of your mortgage (and if you should) with How beneficial is it to make extra mortgage payments each year?  I recently had to take some continuing ed classes, and the agent who was teaching the course, would always present this information to his buyers at the closing table, preceded by “Now I’m really going to earn that commission, let me save you more money…”

Cliff Jacobson at WebHomeUSABlog questions which mindset will prevail with Real Estate 2.0 with Web 2.0 = Google Playbook. Will Real Estate 2.0 = The NAR or Zillow Playbook?

Broker Bryant, one of the big dogs (actually THE big dog at #1) over at Active Rain, shares insight from his experiences with Seller’s are not Stupid

Heather at Trulia Blog Vlog presents the video that inspired some other entries with Interview with CEO Marque Joosten

Mary McKnizzle at RSS Pieces: Real Estate Blogging Resources offers some advice on how to Pimp your blog… fo’shizzle.

Pat Kitano at Transparent Real Estate analyzes Edgeio and it’s acquisition of Adaptive Real Estate Services with Next RE Web2.0 challenger - Edgeio

Toby Boyce at Sadies Take on Delaware takes a look at the current market and the forces that are creating it with Economics vs. Risk management: Todays housing market.

And bringing up the rear is Athol Kay at The Real Estate Guide with Advertise is to Renting as Blog is to Buying 

A’bdee a’bdee a’bdee That’s All Folks!!! Tune in tomorrow for the hangover.  And don’t forget that next weeks host is over at the lifestyle that is ActiveRain (CONGRATS on passing the 10k users). 




The Carnival Of Real Estate is Comming

Hold onto your hats people. The Carnival of Real Estate has finally made it around to little old me.  I have to say I am completely honered to be hosting the Carnival on it’s 21st birthday. So submit your best entries by Sunday the third. And hopefully we can celebrate the big #21 with style, as opposed to the other way around…


The Carnival of Real Estate - better late than never

Bloodhounds (according to wikipedia) is a large breed of dog bred for the specific purpose of tracking human beings. Bloodhounds are one of the most affectionate and friendly breeds of dog. Bloodhounds tend to be fastidious (I had to look it up), and never have to be bathed (Sorry Greg, I had to throw that one in).  Because of its strong instinct, it can be willful, and somewhat difficult to obedience train.

And with that, the Carnival of Real Estate is currently being hosted by the blog tracking, friendly, fastidious, and willful Bloodhound Blog.

This week, Greg decided to change it up a little, and gave us the Red Meat followed by the creams and cheeses.

Great Job Greg!

But to be honest:

I expected to see more links :)