This is it! The end of another year. It’s been a wild ride in all aspects of life. But hey, there have been some pretty incredible things that came out of the real estate world this past year. It’s been an exciting time to be an investor! Not only has it incredible to be a part of our markets in Dallas, Memphis, and Houston, but we’ve enjoyed watching other things unfold and grow, too
One of the things we love to do is read from the many incredible blogs on real estate investment, both old and new. So many great new resources have been flourishing this year!
Having so many great resources, voices, and experiences is beneficial for all of us. So, we’ve compiled this list of some of the blogs we’ve really enjoyed over this past year. Some are old favorites that you may recognize, while others are newcomers.
6 Real Estate Blogs We Loved in 2016
Why We Love It: You may recognize Fundrise as one of the real estate crowdfunding platforms that started making a big splash in the past few years. Their blog is full of useful, timely information—and not just about crowdfunding in real estate, but to real estate investment and finances in general, too. They are tech-savvy, informative, and sometimes just fun!
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Why We Love It: Ali Boone is an investor after our own heart. Like Memphis Invest, Hipster Investments is all about turnkey real estate investing. Her blog (and Twitter) are incredibly active and updated, and chock full of quality information and easy-to-read, engaging content. Highly recommended for turnkey investors.
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Why We Love It: Real estate investment is already a niche. The Geek Estate Blog takes it a step further and puts technology in the mix! With an ever-changing technological landscape, it’s so important for real estate investors to stay on the ball. This blog calls itself the “premier technology and internet marketing community for real estate” — and that’s the type of content you can expect. It’s a little different, and definitely niche, but that’s refreshing!
What’s interesting is that while the articles themselves are often short, the community is strong—so lively back-and-forth discussion can often be found in the comments section.
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Why We Love It: Paula Pant is a real estate investor that many aspire to be. Started investing in real estate. Quit her job. Travels the world. Through hard work, investing in real estate, and making mistakes along the way, Paula found the freedom she wanted in life. The freedom to live life on her own terms. Now she imparts that wisdom on her blog. Smart, engaging, and constantly providing quality, thought-provoking content.
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Why We Love It: Marketing is a whole separate beast that a lot of real estate investors and professionals just aren’t properly prepared to take on. The Real Estate Marketing Machine blog is here to help! From getting website leads to running effective Facebook ads and dealing with professional marketers and dealing with e-mail campaigns, this blog is newer, but a growing resource for investors who want to take that next step in growing a personal brand for themselves.
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Why We Love It: We’ve talked about REtipster and Seth Williams before, but this blog just keeps killing it! Seth is all about transparency and how to invest in real estate part-time successfully. He’s not about pitching get-rich quick schemes and selling you on picturesque versions of investment. He’s the real deal, and he’ll tell you about the hard work and the challenges that come with this business. His voice is one that the industry needs: honest and pulling no punches. He knows what he’s doing, has the success to prove it, and is sharing his knowledge with us. It doesn’t get much better than that.
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Which real estate investment blogs were your favorite over this past year? Share your picks in the comments!
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