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Carnival of Real Estate – Diamond 60th Edition

September 24, 2007

We are honored to host the 60th diamond edition of the Carnival of Real Estate.

The theme of the Carnival this week reflects the changing demographics of real estate buyers in the US and the investors of international real estate. If the NFL and other major television advertisers are interjecting Spanish language advertising into US national television then it would make sense that the Carnival of Real Estate can as well.  Looking from an international perspective, the exchange rate for the Euro just closed at over $1.40 for one dollar for the first time making US real estate even more of a bargain for international investors with Euros.

We received close to 40 Carnival of Real Estate entries this week which made choosing a winner difficult. The overall quality of the entries was excellent and the English language entries had a wide range of topics. Despite the number of entries, I agree with those that believe a winner should be chosen so here are our winners for each language:

English Language Winner: Ben Cotten’s How to Sell a House in Over 6 Months over on the Live.awake blog.  This post had all of the elements that I look for. It was interesting, entertaining, informative, and used a novel approach to demonstrate the point. Excellent work and arguably worthy of winning the diamond edition of the Carnival of Real Estate.

A very close second (and worthy of a hat tip) was Kris Berg’s Buyer Due Diligence – Code Red.  Another excellent blog post by a very accomplished blogger.

Spanish Language Winner: Alicia Yabeta’s Como Aprovechar las Bondades de Cada País Para Hacer Crecer tu Mercado de Bienes Raíces (article in español) where she discusses the growing Latin American real estate markets and how to attract US and other foreign investors.

Portuguese Language Winner: Lila Mendez’s As Imobiliárias Espanholas Constróem Seu Futuro na América Latina (article in Portuguese) where she talks about how large Spanish real estate agencies are developing future business opportunities in Latin America.

So that is our brief view into the changing face of real estate investment for the Carnival. Savvy U.S. agents and investors may recognize international buyers and alternative demographic populations in the U.S. as “diamonds in the rough”. 

Next week’s Carnival of Real Estate host is the Mortgage Insider blog. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the carnival of real estate using the carnival submission form.

See also:

NAR CEO talks about 50% of all U.S. real estate related transactions to involve foreigners or immigrants

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18 comments

  1. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for the second place honorable mention! I think I might have lost in translation, so next week I will be resubmitting the post in Hungarian. 🙂


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