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Carnival of Real Estate: The red meat . . .

The word carnival is devolved from Latin, carne vale, to bid farewell to meat. It refers of course to the French term Mardi gras, fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, when good Catholics were expected to either consume or dispose of any animal fats in their possession prior to the onset of Lent. Tomorrow we’ll devour the creams and cheeses. Today shall we feast on the red meat, the Carnival of Real Estate entries that best exemplify the standard of excellence to which every real estate weblog should aspire.

First, and by far best, is Bryan Tutas with The proof is in the puddin’ — Range Pricing part 1,275. Relevance and originality abound in this article, but the shear exuberance of the thing is what put it over the top.

Next comes Mike Simonsen from the Altos Research Real Estate Insights with Home Ownership and the Affordability Red Herring.

Dan Melson of Searchlight Crusade weighs in with Straw Buyer Fraud.

Jon Ernest, The Property Monger, is, as per usual, both factual and funny with Zillowblog sends some love to Boston Real Estate.

Greg Tracy from Blog brings us The Battle Between Appraisers and Everyone Else

Jay Thompson, The Phoenix Real Estate Guy, opines on The Ultimate Real Estate Portal.

And Dan Green from The Mortgage Reports Blog tells us that WaPo gets it all wrong about 30-year fixed rate mortgages.

The sequence from second to seventh implies nothing about quality. We felt Bryan Tutas was a cut above everything, but the next six are in a dead heat — but still much better than the next twelve, which in turn were much better than the remaining 24. But these seven are at the level of quality we all should be aiming for, in my opinion: topically relevant, important and fully developed, clear in meaning, purpose and direction, and possessed of that ineffable spark of stylistic genius that makes them not just readable but memorable.

So dig in to the red meat. Tomorrow the feast continues, and then Wednesday it’s sack cloth and ashes. Dominus vobiscum.

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19 Comments so far

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  2. Maureen Francis October 9th, 2006 9:22 am

    Excellent hosting this week Greg. I have to say you are raising the bar, and that is a good thing.

    I’m happy to see Bryant Tutas join his bride, The Lovely Wife, as being a carnival winner. As far as I know, they are the first husband and wife duo to individually win the Carnival of Real Estate. Pretty neat, huh?

  3. Carnival is Up | The Real Estate Zebra October 9th, 2006 9:46 am

    […] The latest edition of the Carnival of Real Estate is up over at The BloodhoundBlog. Greg promises to make this a multi-day event, so be sure to check in later on in the week, as well. As always, there is plenty of good material, and even better editing on this go around. […]

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  5. Altos Research Real Estate Insights October 9th, 2006 10:56 am

    Carnival of Real Estate

    This week’s collection of the best from the real estate blogosphere is up at the Bloodhound blog. Greg and Cathleen, not content to merely regurgitate a long list of entries, created a scoring system to separate the, er, red meat from the cream. W…

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  7. […] This week’s Carnival of Real Estate results are in over at Bloodhound Realty’s Blog. Greg and Cathy Swann did a stellar job of sorting through 43 entries and coming up with one clear winner, Bryant Tutas of Poinciana, FL, whose post did a great job of explaining concept that’s unfamiliar to most of us Bay Area realtors: range pricing. […]

  8. Searchlight Crusade October 9th, 2006 5:59 pm

    Links and Minifeatures 10 09 Monday

    Carnival of the Capitalists Recommended:

  9. […] The Bloodhound Blog tears the meat from the bone hosting this week’s Carnival of Real Estate. So instead of the normal fare of popcorn and cotton candy, sink your teeth into some rare posts and knaw the bone. The prime cut is The proof is in the puddin’–Range pricing, part 1,275 by Bryan Tutas. Listen to this podcast […]

  10. Condo Blog October 10th, 2006 9:32 am

    Can someone help us understand this Carnival of Real Estate. I have asked a few times but have gotten no response in the past. Please fill us in.

    Thank you in advance!

  11. Jay T. October 10th, 2006 12:26 pm

    Condo Blog –

    The shortest route to your question on the Carnival is probably here:

    In a nutshell, it’s a weekly event where real estate bloggers across the world submit their finest posts for consideration by the carnival host to be named as “one of the finest”. The host then posts the results (as Greg has done here). Benefits for both blog authors and readers abound. It’s a great way to “discover” new blogs, and revist great ones you may already be aware of.

    Make sense?

  12. […] This week’s host: Bloodhound Blog sniffs out the best posts submitted by carnival members. Check back with them every day as they present a daily synopsis for their readers. […]

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  15. […] Thes week, Greg decided to change it up a little, and gave us the Red Meat followed by the creams and cheeses. […]

  16. costa rica real estate February 13th, 2007 4:41 am


    can anyone tell me the real meaning this real estate carnival…?

  17. Searchlight Crusade September 21st, 2007 12:52 pm

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