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Top Online Resources for The Real Estate and Land Industry

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We like to share our favorite things, so today we’re sharing our favorite blogs and websites for some of the best real estate information around. They range from land and housing market news, to homebuilding industry insights, to mortgage trends, to technology tips and news. There certainly are more academically-oriented sites out there, and those that are backed by industry associations, but we feel like this list of accessible sources can be helpful for keeping you up-to-speed on some of the latest real estate, homebuilding, lot and land industry news and trends.

Without further ado, here are’s top online industry resources.

Inman News

Inman News – Inman News is one of the few independent real estate news services offering quality and relevant information. They are a one-stop show for all of your real estate needs – daily news, technology tips, opinions, features and reviews, useful for real estate professionals and consumers alike.

Wall Street Journal Developments – Professional and analytical, you really can’t lose with the WSJ. Their Real Estate section is no exception. Here you’ll find where some of the best real estate reporters and commentators come to guest post and provide valuable, expert articles on top trends.

Builder Online

Builder – This is the online presence for the flagship homebuilding industry magazine by Hanley Wood, who is responsible for a whole bevy of homebuilding and construction-related publications.  A great resource for news about the business of homebuilding, as well as market insights and trends or innovations in design and construction.

Bloomberg News Real Estate – Bloomberg is a top resource of business news and has a great real estate industry section. The articles are reliable and provide expert analysis on the housing market, commercial and residential real estate trends, and land industry news.

Geek Estate – This gem is a fresh take on real estate within the technology boom. It offers smart posts on how to excel online and utilize the latest mobile tools. It’s author originally worked on the blog as part of his job at Zillow, but now it has become independent and is a great example of how real estate professionals can excel in a social media landscape.

Fine Homebuilding Magazine  – This website and magazine are a prime resource for developers and homebuilders, not to mention anyone in the design, construction and real estate industries. They offer regular articles spanning several niche blogs, including how-to’s, design tips, News and Industry Events and even Energy and Building Science.

Housing Wire

Housing Wire – This is one of the best national sites offering insights on data and policy. Authors post frequently and it’s perfect for staying up to date on current real estate economic data, mortgage trends, Fed policy and regulations.


We hope you found something useful here, as well as throughout the blog, whether you are selling residential lots and land, considering a lot for your new home or are a builder, developer or real estate professional. For more of our real estate technology resources, also check out our 3 articles about the Top Apps for real estate pros, Top Apps for Builders and Real Estate Developers and Top Apps for Potential Home Owners and Clients for building a new home. Feel free to bookmark and reference this list and our other resources often!

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