#21 The Village Guru
Home staging, buying, selling and charity work are all among the topics discussed on Jeff O'Leary's blog. He presents his information in YouTube video and in-depth articles and opinion pieces. He can be found on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Facebook.
#22 Yatter Matters
Larry Yatkowski's personal writing style makes this frequently updated blog a good read. His articles tend to concentrate on the local Vancouver real estate market, while occasionally branching out into more universal topics. The design is easy on the eyes and flows well. Larry is active on Twitter and Facebook.
#23 White Rock Life
The infrequency of the updates on this site are a bit of a hinderance, and may mean fewer visits. Which is a shame, because the charming personal tone of Danielle Hrasko's writing is nice to read. Keeping abreast of her posts through Twitter and Facebook may be a good way to ensure you don't miss new posts. The layout of the site is unremarkable, but easy to follow, with a concentration on the South Surrey & White Rock area of British Columbia.
The mountainous landscape picture that greets new visitors to this blog is instantly striking, and it's a fine representation of the region this site focuses on. The Squamish B.C.-centric articles craft a wonderful portrait of this picturesque country and readers can really feel the hometown pride. One drawback is the sites apparent lack of connectivity, as its social media presence is not immediately obvious.
This well-designed looking site focuses on Canadian mortgages, and the blog posts reflect that. Personal finance articles sit well next to writings explaining the nuance of property taxes. The routine updates and extensive content make this site one worth returning to. RateHub is active on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
#26 Chestnut Park
The sleek and sparse look of Chestnut Park lends itself well to the content, which covers the areas of Toronto, Muskoka, Collingwood and Prince Edward County. Lifestyle, arts and culture within those locales is covered along with decoration tips, real estate news and listings. Chestnut Park can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and YouTube.
#27 Justin Havre
The usual real estate advice and services are enhanced by a local charm in this Calgary-based blog. Decorating advice, financial tips, and real estate news are given a hometown spin. The site is well-designed and easy to navigate, and Justin Havre isn't just active on social media through all the usual outlets, it's also mobile ready for viewing on your smartphone or tablet.
#28 OREA Blog
This is the Ontario Real Estate Association's site, and as such the topics featured here cover a wide area, both literally and figuratively. On this frequently updated blog, politics and news from Queens Park to Sault Ste. Marie are given equal weight, in addition to cultural reportage and the usual real estate fair. The design is somewhat generic, which might not excite many visitors but the strong and diverse content helps. OREA is active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn.
#29 Realty Queen TO
The colour pallette and somewhat edgy design give Aleksandra Oleksak's site a fresh feel. She uses her strong social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to promote her love of decor and renovation, with a focus on Toronto's downtown and West End. She also makes her own YouTube videos that offer everything from moving tips to property listings.
With no apparent blog updates since 2013, the irregularity of updates is a hindrance for this otherwise well-designed blog. Addy Saeed is a frequent Twitter user though, and his site is connected through pretty much every imaginable social media outlet. Addy also his own YouTube series, Real Estate Investment TV, with many videos to peruse.