UrbanDigs.com Wins Innovator of the Year Award From Inman News at Real Estate Connect

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UrbanDigs (http://www.urbandigs.com) wins the prestigous Inman Most Innovative Real Estate blog Award for providing a unique, foward-thinking, and innovative take on real estate in New York City. The live chat feature is truly a new concept for real estate blogs and one that UrbanDigs was proud to introduce.

UrbanDigs.com yesterday won Inman News’ prestigious 2006 Innovator Award for being the Most Innovative Real Estate Blog. Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News, presented the award in a ceremony yesterday at Inman News’ Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2006 conference. Noah Rosenblatt, a licensed residential real estate agent with Citi-Habitats, Inc., in New York City, publishes UrbanDigs.com, whose tagline is “Tips on profiting on NYC Real Estate.”

“In today’s economy, innovation determines success,” said Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News. “In the view of myself and my editorial board, UrbanDigs.com has earned this award by finding new ways to succeed.”

“It is a great honor to be recognized by Inman for this prestigious award, especially considering my competition and the great blogs that they operate”, says Noah Rosenblatt, founder and host of UrbanDigs. “UrbanDigs has surpassed all of my expectations in such a short time and I will continue to do my best to educate buyers and sellers of NYC real estate and most importantly, to tell it ‘like it is’!”

This year’s other winners are listed below:

CATEGORY:    Innovator of the Year

WINNER:     Mark Lesswing, Vice President, National Association of REALTORS®, Center for REALTOR® Technology

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative New Business Model

WINNER:     Redfin Direct

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Real Estate Data Site

WINNER:     PropertyShark

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Technology

WINNER:     CellSigns, Inc.

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Mortgage Company/Service

WINNER:     Air Force Federal Credit Union

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise/Realtor

WINNER:     RE/MAX International, Inc.

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Web Service

WINNER:     Trulia

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Media Site

WINNER:     October Research Corporation

CATEGORY:    Most Innovative Rental/ New Home Online Service

WINNER:     MyNewPlace™

Since the launch of the Inman News Innovator Awards in 1997, Inman News has recognized enterprises that have demonstrated extraordinary levels of innovation through the use of technology or the Internet that enhance the real estate transaction for consumers, positively impact the real estate industry and redefine key business models within the market. Additionally, one individual who embodies the spirit of innovation in real estate is honored each year.

Winners from prior years include Google Earth, Century21 ClickIt, RealLiving, Curbed.com, ApartmentRating.com, NY Times Real Estate, Metrocities Mortgage, Cendant LeadRouter, Fidelity PHD, E*TRADE, E-LOAN, Lending Tree, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, and many more.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE CONNECT

Real Estate Connect (http://www.inman.com/connectsf) is the premier real estate technology conference and attracts the industry’s most influential decision makers, opinion leaders and technology experts into an active forum for discussion and debate. Connect LUX: Luxury Home Marketing in the Internet Age is scheduled for October 15-17, 2006 at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.

ABOUT INMAN NEWS

Real Estate Connect is organized and produced by Inman News (http://www.inman.com),the nation's leading independent real estate news service and content provider. Inman’s clients and partners include 50,000+ Web sites and 250+ U.S. newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS MarketWatch, and many more.

ABOUT URBANDIGS

UrbanDigs (http://www.urbandigs.com) is a NYC Real Estate blog discussing tips to profit on NYC real estate. Hosted by Citi-Habitats agent Noah Rosenblatt, UrbanDigs offers honest criticisms about the state of the current housing market including tips to help buyers and sellers profit more from their investment. Mr. Rosenblatt also holds a live chat weekdays from 10AM-12PM for buyers and sellers to ask their individual real estate questions in a non-obtrusive no obligation manner.

INMAN NEWS MEDIA CONTACT

Dave Platter

Publitas, New York

212-757-7506

dave.platter @ publitas.net

URBANDIGS MEDIA CONTACT

Noah Rosenblatt

nrosenblatt @ citi-habitats.com

646-489-9974

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