A few changes coming to Buzz

In the interests of giving people the most interesting and useful information, we’re going to be making some minor changes here.

1. There are so many stats coming out every week that writing about anything other than the unexpected and unusual is probably not called for. So as new numbers come out, I’ll just pop them up in a quick post:

New home sales

The Department of Whatever says new home sales are up 12.3%. [link]

Change must come from within. Or not. I’ll save the longer posts for trends, oddities, and the like.

2. I’m going to try to make posts easier to read, probably by simply boldfacing the most important text. That’ll make it more skimmable. There may be some minor design changes, too, for that reason.

3. Unless there’s a hue and cry, I’m not going to report as much about refinancings and other issues of the housing market that aren’t Realtor focused. There’s a ton of data about it, thanks to all the programs out there, but it strikes me that Realtors are more interested in sales than in refi. (I could be wrong. Please tell me.)

4. Look for more interactive stuff — polls, quizzes, etc. Just because.

And… that’s about it.

Part of VAR’s mission is to keep you informed about the real estate environment, and I want to do that in the best way possible. But the only way I’ll know if I’m doing it right is if you tell me. So please do — drop me a note if you have ideas. I’m very, very interested in them.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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