A giant genre of real estate blogs has risen that is devoted to a discussion on housing bubbles and the possibility of a real estate market crash. Markets indeed have slowed in many areas, and these bloggers are still at it, often posting articles daily for their growing audiences of followers and critics to read.
Despite the sensationalist blog names, the creators say their aim is not to scare people into hiding. Rather, they want to empower consumers with information and commentary about real estate and economic statistics so that they can make more informed decisions about housing.
Inman News kicked off a series this week with, “Rise of the real estate bubble blogs,” to get an overview of who’s blogging about the housing-bubble debate, and who’s making a case against the bubble theories.
We interviewed several bubble bloggers, debunkers and participants at various bubble blogs. The following are articles from the series:
Meet the Bubble Bloggers
Part 1: John McLeod, co-blogger at HousingDoom.com
Meet the Bubble Bloggers: Patrick Killelea of Patrick.net
Part 2: Patrick.net is among bubble blog leaders
Meet the Bubble Blog Participants: Industry analyst weighs in
Part 3: Blogs enable open dialogue on bubble debate
Meet the Bubble Debunkers
Part 4: Bubble debate blows up on real estate agent blog
Meet the Bubble Bloggers: Tim Ellis of Seattle Bubble
Part 5: Research leads engineer to create real estate blog
Southern California Bubble blogger
Part 6: Meet the Bubble Bloggers: ‘John Doe’
Bill Bond, contributor to Housing Panic blog
Part 7: Meet the Bubble Blog Participants
Meet the Bubble Blog Participants
Part 8: Southern California Real Estate Bubble Crash Blog
In “Real estate bubble debate inflates,” Inman News invited readers to share their thoughts and theories about real estate bubbles. This article is based on comments received on a “Bubble believer or bubble debunker” post at the Inman News blog.