The Inman Innovator awards will be presented Aug. 1 at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco.

Six media companies and Web networks will compete for the Inman Innovator award this year in the Most Innovative Media Site category, which recognizes excellence, innovation and success in real estate media.

The 2007 finalists for media sites include the “60 Minutes” Multimedia Article Site, Active Rain Real Estate Network, BusinessWeek’s Hot Property,’s real estate network, New York Times‘ real estate site and Wall Street Journal’s

More information about the finalists:

“60 Minutes” Multimedia Article/Segment Site

In May 2007, “60 Minutes” aired arguably one of the most highly anticipated and most controversial segments produced by the mainstream media on the real estate industry. On the “60 Minutes” site you can watch the segment in its entirety, get further information, reader viewer feedback to the segment and participate in a spirited discussion about the issues.

Active Rain Real Estate Network

ActiveRain is a real estate social network that exemplifies the ideas of citizen journalism. It gives all real estate professionals a platform to publish their thoughts and showcase their expertise to a global audience, network with colleagues and offer up answers to local real estate questions.

BusinessWeek’s Hot Property

Hot Property is a daily real estate blog from the real estate reporters at BusinessWeek magazine. It is written by Peter Coy, Dean Foust, Chris Palmeri and Maya Roney.’s real estate network

Curbed is a network of local real estate blogs that focuses on capturing the conversations and gossip around the real estate markets in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

New York Times’ Real Estate Site

New York Times’ Real Estate Site gives readers a deep multimedia experience that includes audio, video and written stories. It also incorporates a listings search tool, tools to find an agent and mortgage data graphs.

Wall St. Journal’s is a guide to the buying and selling and owning residential property. It seeks to inform readers about all aspects of home ownership and provides a search into The Wall Street Journal’s database of distinctive properties.

The most innovative real estate and technology companies will be honored at Real Estate Connect, Aug. 1-3, in San Francisco. Real Estate Connect brings together the top leaders from the real estate industry, including mortgage lenders, technology firms, industry analysts and news media.

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