I was just viewing Boston.com web site and I noticed in the business section they ran a story from AP News stating that the under agreement contracts dropped in July:
The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell in July, further evidence that the depressed housing market remains a drag on the economy.
I understand that with Boston newspapers they need to report macro real estate news. Just for the record. My real estate headline would read: BOSTON CONDOS UNDER AGREEMENT UP FOR JULY. I would also change the first paragraph to:
The number of people who signed contracts to buy BOSTON CONDOS rose in July, further evidence that the alleged depressed Boston housing market is actually on the rise (en-fuego) as shown by the stats below.
July 2010 under agreement contracts – 339
July 2011 under agreement contracts- 388
File Under: Just another view on how to write a real estate news story.
* Please note: The Boston Globe has a few hundred thousand readers per day. I’m not even close to that number. But I still think my story is more interesting.