Real estate blogger breaks news, makes money, gets job

Blog a marketing boon to mortgage broker

A Minneapolis mortgage broker’s blog, Behind The Mortgage, broke the story of a 2005 FBI investigation into local mortgage fraud, brought in some $4 million in mortgage originations and helped the broker land a radio show and a new job.

The blog has been a marketing boon to Alex Stenback, who created the site in October 2004 “out of my own frustration,” Stenback said.