Orange County Register business columnist Jon Lansner, who has a blog about the local real estate industry, has received complaints from the Orange County chapter of the Building Industry Association that he uses sources that are far removed from the industry. So, the paper asked readers whether they agreed with that assessment, and got 270 responses.
Here are the results:
- 10.0 percent: Far too close to the industry
- 18.1 percent: A bit close to the industry
- 58.9 percent: A healthy mix
- 3.3 percent: A bit removed from the industry
- 9.6 percent: Far removed from the industry
“You were upsetting the housing bears every time you quoted a real estate expert who said in could never go down or called the bottom. Fair is fair.”
“There is a group of people that call themselves “professionals” that work in the real estate business in this town. They will do just about anything to discredit anyone who is a threat to their industry.”
“I’m in the construction business and I say you’re being way too kind to us.”
“It’s a bubble. The denial within my industry is absolutely staggering!”
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