A cataclysmic housing downturn might not be the best time to be starting a real estate site, but my wife has boldly plunged into the fray with Home Girl. She had previously been covering the Berkeley/Oakland housing market for Redfin, but the online realtor recently reoriented its blogging to focus on market statistics rather than building a stable of independent bloggers. Rather nicely, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman points his reader to “the great Tracey Taylor” in his explanatory post.
So if you’re interested in East Bay housing, or just plain good writing, have a look at Home Girl.
Geeky addendum As Home Girl’s resident tech support, I had to figure out how to move the site from a test bed where Tracey was working on the beta version to its new, appropriate URL. The WordPress codex explains how to move a site, but I had dire expectations of having to delve into all sorts of files and stitch things together. Not so. I don’t know that I’ve ever done anything techie on a website that was as easy. All you need to do is type in the new URL twice in the WordPress admin back-end, then move all the files to the new server. Everything worked.