This blog and it's readership have grown tremendously over the past year. This tool is no longer adequate for managing such a large blog, and is becoming more frustrating with every day that passes. We've outgrown this site, so it's time to move to something bigger and better.
The transition is currently taking place and will likely continue until Wednesday. I was hopeful I could get all the data transitioned to the new site last night, but I gave up at 2 am, after 5 straight hours of "geeking". I'm hopeful that we can get the remainder of the data moved and site transitioned later tonite.
The new site is live, so take a look and make a note of the new URL. Unfortunately, I didn't have the foresight to register a domain name earlier on, so we're going to have to pay the price for that mistake now. However, I'm sure the benefits of the new site and blog will far outweigh the temporary hassle of the new URL. Many of you have already taken a peak, but for those who did not:
New Jersey Real Estate Report
Yes, we're no longer the "Northern New Jersey Real Estate Bubble Blog". I thought the name was great, at first, until I realized how incredibly long and cumbersome it was. It was almost as complicated as trying to tell someone the cryptic URL. We needed a new name and URL, and this is what I decided on (http://njrereport.com).
But wait, you say, the word "bubble" is missing from the name. Yes. Yes, it is. I feel that it detracts from the credibility of the site and its members, so the bubble reference is gone. However, the real estate bubble in New Jersey will continue to be the main topic of focus for the blog and forums.
With the new site will come new topics and features. Many of you have already started using the forums (http://njrereport.com/forum). With many topics hitting 100+ comments, it becomes very difficult to follow a conversation or branch off on separate threads. The forum will allow us to keep discussions on topic, as well as provide a forum for general discussion and questions.
I'm looking forward to hearing suggestions and feedback, so let's have it.