7 Notable Real Estate Blogs and Why I Read Them

Last updated on November 7, 2016 by

Our Favorite BlogsI’m online every day searching for properties and learning how to be a more profitable landlord. Here are my seven favorite real estate websites that I go to every day.

Before we get started, I should say that I also really love Landlordology (this blog!). Over the years, I’ve learned so much from Landlordology that I asked to contribute and give back on a regular basis. It’s my favorite, and I’ve written a lot of articles that have been featured here.

But since I thought it would be a little weird and self-serving to mention it in the list, here are my other favorites blogs:

1. BiggerPockets

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BiggerPockets is a large social network for real estate investors. It’s also a marketplace, forum, podcast, and information hub.

Where Landlordology teaches mainly about buy and hold investments, BiggerPockets explores many of the other areas of investing, such as flipping, notes, commercial investing, lending, wholesale, and a dozen other topics.

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2. REtipster

REtipster

REtipster, Seth Williams blog, is fun and educational to read. The blog is designed well, and all illustrations and pictures are clear.

The best part of this blog is the candid advice on it. Williams is quick to point out the mistakes he has made so that you don’t make the same ones.

Favorite Articles:

3. Afford Anything

Afford Anything

Afford Anything, by Paula Pant, has a huge blog following. The site is well designed, educational, honest, and has no hidden agendas.

Pant posts income reports that show all of her real estate revenue and expenses. The most impressive part is that she truly is a four-hour workweek person (even less actually) and manages her property remotely.

Favorite Articles

4. Real Estate Consulting

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I’m a huge data nerd and love the in-depth research John Burns puts on his site, Real Estate Consulting.

John Burns, a real estate consultant, was a vocal activist in calling the last bubble. This is extremely important, as most of his high-end consulting customers are institutional real estate investors.

John has two (of many) sections on his site which provide incredible value:

Favorite Articles

5. Lighter Side of Real Estate

Lighter side of Real Estate

Between lenders, tenants, subcontractors, agents, and title companies, real estate investing can be stressful. This new site, Lighter Side of Real Estate, is highly entertaining. The site also does a great job with high-quality photographs and visuals.

Favorite Articles

6. Zillow

Zillow

Zillow is the main website I use to research properties. It’s the easiest site I have found to find properties to buy. I even sold my last house using Zillow.

Zillow also runs the Rental Manager Blog which has great advice too.

Favorite Articles

7. Houzz

Houzz

My wife and I love Houzz because of how nice and picturesque everything is. However, everything on this site is over our budget.

I also use the forum on Houzz. There, you can post pictures and get feedback. This is extremely valuable to me because I am too cheap to hire an interior designer or landscape architect. The Houzz mobile app is extremely easy to use as well.

Favorite Articles

Summary

These are just my favorites. What about you? What are your favorite real estate sites? Let me know in the comments below!

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