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Data sharing and the rise of market blogs

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Altos Research has released four new WordPress Plug-ins that make it dead simple to go deep into the numbers and create data-rich local market blogs. Altos is among many real estate data providers out there, but is unique in that many of its core products cater to individual Realtors rather than large institutional or corporate clients. These new plug-ins allow subscribers to easily embed Altos charts on new posts or pages on their blogs through a very easy interface. The upshot to all this? It makes it dead simple to create new Web properties dedicated to answering real estate consumers' biggest question right now … "How's the market?" Market blogs are on the rise LoCo Market Stats is an Altos-powered blog that is doing just that. Realtor Heather Elias is using the charts to illustrate a week-by-week snapshot on the Loudoun County, Va., real estate market. ...CONTINUED Realtor Eric Stegemann at stlhomedata.com is taking a slightly different tack and using one ...