What I've Learned From Blogging On Real Estate

I'm back early from my vacation (sometimes, you just can't predict how kids will react to a trip) and I arrived to a new writing project from one of my favourite blogs, Middle Zone Musings. I read this blog purely for entertainment; I read a lot of other blogs to educate and inform in the area of real estate and mortgages, but I just "hang out" at Robert Hruzek's place for fun.

But Robert's no slouch, and he's set his readers to task again! This month's challenge is to write about what we have learned from work. While there are many things I've learned from work -- not the least of which is where I am competent and where I'm not -- I decided to talk about what I've learned from blogging.

I'm a relative new-comer to the writing life. Blogging is now the primary writing that I do, although I do still do other writing, including new "static content" for this website from time to time. However, I've learned that blogging is different from other writing; it's more personal and more engaging in some ways. The fact that other people can drop by and comment certainly makes it more interactive!

Perhaps that's the most important lesson that I've learned from my work as a blogger; you can learn a lot from blogs. Not just mine of course -- the "blogosphere" is full of thoughtful and intelligent people who know their topic and are willing to share their wisdom if you are willing to invest the time in reading. It's pretty much that simple.

I've also learned that I'm still learning. No matter how smart someone is about a topic (and pick topic of your choice here), there is much to learn from others if you are wiling to listen. It's also true that no matter how smart an "expert" is, they can also make mistakes. This is the two-sided coin of learning.

Another thing I've learned is that I can tell you a lot about real estate. I can tell you all the best things I know about how to manage your mortgage loan, or the benefits of paying it down quickly. I can tell you that investing in real estate has proven its worth over the long haul, and that those who own their own homes finish richer. I can tell you a lot of things; only you can decide whether you will put those things into practice or not.

Only you can decide what is really right for your life.

With that in mind, I'll keep telling you about interesting information that I find. I'll keep sharing any tips or tricks that I know, or I come across. I'll keep telling you to get pre-approved for a mortgage before you go house shopping. I'll keep telling you to get lenders to work for your business by getting more than one quote for your mortgage loan. In fact, you can use our search function to check out a few lenders who are also sponsors of this site. And I'll keep tracking the trends in the market to try to give you the heads up that you need, especially if you are about to buy or sell a home.

After all, that's my job.  

Michael Chantrel 

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