Monday, June 19, 2006

Readership Keeps Growing

We've reached a major milestone this week, 500,000 hits!

Momentum has been growing steadily. Each week brings more hits and visits than the last. It took us six months to hit 100,000, but only two more to bring that total to 250,000. In only two more months, we've managed to hit a major milestone, the 500,000 mark. I'm sure we'll break a million before the summer is through.

I, again, want to thank all the readers and contributors for making this site a success. But even more important, for turning this blog into a community.

We're averaging approximately 1,900 unique visitors a day, up from 1,500 in April. Hits have increased to 3,500 a day from 3,000 over the same time period.

As an FYI, I'll be travelling tomorrow, so my input will be light. Can't wait to be back in Jersey.

Caveat Emptor!
Grim

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Grim.

I read your blog religiously.

6/19/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Oliver said...

A great service, Grim.

6/19/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again for all your hard work, Grim.

I read your blog daily, and have recommended it to many friends.

jw

6/19/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger wfmukerm said...

jah - my wife is way concerned about the time i spend on this....

thanks! good work

6/19/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Metroplexual said...

Grim,

You made me nostalgic for the early days of this blog, so I reread some of those threads. There was only a few regular poster and very few posts. It is amazing how it took off with posts around December.

6/19/2006 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, um...my 4-year-old has a complaint.

She says there are not enough pictures on this Website.

Mr. Oliver, you are excused.

Pat

6/19/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger skep-tic said...

Grim,

When all is said and done, blogs like yours will be recognized as having had an impact on market psychology. Congrats and thanks for all your hard work

6/19/2006 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger chicagofinance said...

grim:

It's just the flavor of the month. Luckily, this month may last until 2008. Easy come, easy go.

chicago

6/19/2006 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Lee S. said...

Thanks for the time you put into all of this. I'm only 30 years old, and honestly, if you hadn't compiled all the data from the 80s housing market, I'd still be in the dark, I was just a kid when it collpased back then. Thanks for putting this together and helping me become a more informed buyer. Now YOU should try and run for the top spot at NAR or advocacy for truth in Realty, hey if there's a truth in Lending act, why not a Truth In Realty act.

6/19/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger InvestorDavid said...

Grim,

I hope you had a great time and have a pleasant trip.

6/19/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and many thanks, I have had some great laughs, while we watch and commentate on the greatest asset bubble in history's...deflation.

6/19/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grim,

Again thanks for the blog. Until I found this one (& others) I could not understand how the majority could "afford" homes!

Andy

6/20/2006 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger minutesfromNYC said...

Google search engine uses ranking (# of hits)

If you search for NNJ Real Estate Bubble this is the first or 2nd link which comes up.

6/20/2006 06:38:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Oliver said...

Thank you, Pat.

I'll let my cat know that your daughter enjoyed his picture.

6/20/2006 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Oliver said...

Which gets me to thinking that your four-year old, after reading this blog, will be making better real estate decisions than most of my friends that bought homes in the past few years.

6/20/2006 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know she always wants me to read her the posts outloud while she's eating her cereal.

When we're checking out MLS listings, and the house has a picture of a dog in a photo somewhere, "Let's get THAT house!"

Pat

6/20/2006 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm trying to find something I saw - maybe on this blog, maybe on one of the linked blogs - sometime in the last 2 to 4 months.

It was a small red brick house for sale or for rent with a mattress flipped up on the front porch. People were making jokes about the mattress being included.

I thought the house looked familiar, but realized just this weekend that it might be a house sold by some of our relatives last summer.

The buyers were a young couple and they were supposedly buying it for someone's mother, but then they were renting it out. They got one tenant for 3 months but now the house has been vacant for at least 3 or 4 months and the grass is all overgrown.

Does this ring bells with anyone?

I checked the POS house blog and can't find it there. So I think it was either this blog or the Jersey Shore blog. I've been searching the archives but haven't been able to find it.

This is in Central NJ, Middlesex County.

6/20/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can check the zip in realtytrac and see if anything shows up there for the zip/street name.

6/20/2006 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. Will do.

6/20/2006 04:06:00 PM  

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