This is just a quick note to point out the first article in a series about Bubble Blogs over at Inman News (the all-real-estate, all the time "news" outlet). Since articles over there are only free to view on the day they're posted, you might want to check it out today. I was interviewed for this series by the writer, and I assume/hope that some piece of my interview will crop up in the continuation of the series later this week.
The list reads like a prophecy for real estate Armageddon: The Housing Bubble, Housing Panic, Housing Doom, Ready to Burst, Bubble Meter, Southern California Real Estate Bubble Crash, Seattle Bubble, The Jersey Shore Real Estate Bubble, Southern Maryland Housing Bubble News — and the list goes on and on.I'll be sure to post the link if my interview comes up, and I'll probably post the complete text of my Q & A with Glenn as well.
These are titles for real estate blog sites among a giant genre that is devoted to a discussion on housing bubbles and the possibility of a real estate market crash. 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.
(Glenn Roberts Jr., Inman News, 02.12.2007)
Update 02.13: "Meet the Bubble Bloggers, part 1 has been posted. Read Glenn's interview with John McLeod, co-blogger at HousingDoom.com.
Update 02.14: Part 2 is up. Read Glenn's Interview with Patrick Killelea of Patrick.net
Update 02.15: Part 3, Patrick Veling, real estate industry analyst and consultant.