From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. These are sites that produce out-of-this-world coverage in a crowded arena. In this edition, we’re recognizing a few real estate news sites that should be on your radar. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why.
With the housing market booming, mortgage rates, market trends, and forecasts over the next several months are top of mind for many people. When it comes to covering real estate news, there are so many available resources that it can be difficult to know which are the most up-to-date and accurate.
With that in mind, here is a list of a few top real estate news sites that are helping readers stay up to date on the current housing market.
If you're looking for up-to-date real estate news for the consumer, look no further than The Mortgage Reports blog. The blog focuses on timely real estate and mortgage financing news. It updates mortgage rates daily and offers a forecast on real estate trends each week.
The website is free to view and even has a podcast that features interviews with experts in the real estate and mortgage industry. The site's contributors are real estate and finance professionals and their data comes directly from the Federal Reserve.
Follow @mortgagereports on Twitter.
HousingWire provides the latest information on mortgage rates, market forecasts, and industry news. Visitors can also find a selection of webinars and whitepapers to dig deeper.
Content on the site is not exclusive to potential buyers — it also includes news for mortgage professionals and real estate agents. When it comes to a full 360° view of the housing market, HousingWire has information for all readers.
Follow @HousingWire on Twitter.
Primarily used to search for homes for buyers, Realtor.com also provides news on market trends, insights, and housing predictions. It also has a great Home Improvement section and information guides for buyers and sellers. While the site tailors its content more toward buyers and sellers, it also offers great insight to Agents through a separate blog.
Stories to read: Foreclosures Are Up From Last Year—Should Buyers Act Fast To Get a Good Deal?; 5 Pro Tips for Movers From a Realtor Who Has Helped Countless Families Make Their Next Move; 11 Failed social media strategies for real estate professionals to avoid
Follow @realtordotcom on Twitter.
The New York Times Real Estate section offers a variety of news stories for renters, buyers, sellers, and house flippers. You will also find key home listings and real estate market news from the U.S. and around the world.
Follow @nytrealestate on Twitter.
Exclusively for the real estate professional, Inman offers tailored news to realtors, agents, and brokers. The site updates daily with news, industry trends, and predictions to help real estate professionals assist their clients in their home searches.
Follow @Inman on Twitter.