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Broker Blogwrap: Blogs, Bills, and Earthquakes

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Broker BlogWrap is our tribute to the brokersphere. 'Cause we love you that much— we really do. Posts of note may be passed along accordingly.

1) Curious about how that Federal Housing Relief Bill Yeah, we aren't either. But we all really should be and SF Hotlist tells us why. [SF Hotlist]
2) We all know the mayor is pushing to Earthquake-proof the entire city with mandatory retrofits, but how much do you really need to worry about your home? Or perhaps the home you might buy? For all your answers check out these maps, maps, and more maps marking Earthquake hazard areas and neighborhood danger zones. Feel free to peruse and provoke paranoia. [Luba's SF]

3) In the quest to education and entertain, are blogs *gasp!* actually hurting real estate markets? Are RE blogs contributing to the downturn of prices and the public perception of a weak market? Or are people just reacting appropriately to newly-available news and information?We propose a 6 month blog moratorium on all bad news. If things change, we know who to blame. [Redfin]