Judges cite publication’s insider information and statistics as key
IRVINE, Calif. – July 23, 2009 – RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today announced that its monthly newsletter for real estate investors — Foreclosure News Report — was recently honored as Best Newsletter for 2009 by the National Association of Real Estate Editors during the group’s 59th Annual Journalism Awards in Washington, D.C.
“This newsletter zeroes in on its readers’ need to know insider information and statistics from around the country,” the judges noted in their comments.
“We are extremely grateful to have our publication recognized by our peers in the real estate media, alongside an impressive list of award winners that includes BusinessWeek, Bloomberg News, MarketWatch, and the Chicago Tribune, ” said RealtyTrac Senior Vice President Rick Sharga, publisher of Foreclosure News Report. “In the two years since it was first launched, the publication has evolved into an industry leader that is read by some 40,000 real estate investors, professionals and market analysts across the country every month.”
“I particularly want to recognize Managing Editor Daren Blomquist, staff writers Joel Cone and Octavio Nuiry, and Art Director Scott Woolsey for their continuing dedication to making Foreclosure News Report the quality product it is today,” Sharga continued.
A record number of entries were submitted in this year’s NAREE journalism competition, vying for prizes totaling $10,000 awarded in 30 various categories. Winners were selected by a panel of experts from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University chaired by Professor Patrick S. Washburn.
Visit www.foreclosurenewsreport.com for more information about the newsletter.
About RealtyTrac Inc.
RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com) is the leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, with more than 1.5 million default, auction and bank-owned listings from over 2,200 U.S. counties, along with detailed property, loan and home sales data. Hosting more than 3 million unique monthly visitors, RealtyTrac provides innovative technology solutions and practical education resources to facilitate buying, selling and investing in real estate.
Cited by thousands of media outlets each quarter — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY. RealtyTrac’s foreclosure data also has been used by the Federal Reserve, FBI, U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and Banking Committee, U.S. Treasury Department, and numerous state housing and banking departments to help evaluate foreclosure trends and address policy issues related to foreclosures.
Founded in 1929, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (www.naree.org) in Washington, D.C. is the only professional association for the nation’s journalists covering residential and commercial real estate for the consumer, business and trade media. NAREE members report on real estate finance, housing policy, the environment, urban growth, land use, investment, construction, design and related trends.
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