In the spirit of ’76, ’77 (the 77th Carnival of Real Estate post) I felt festive enough for some blue cotton candy and to be able to throw darts at balloons (aka tracking real estate markets). The last time I had cotton candy was in November 2006.

[What is a carnival](

[Here’s some basic info on what it is and how to get started]( Its basically a a bunch of blogs that take turns displaying the favorite posts for the group each week. Carnivals can vary by topics and of course and the most relevant to Matrix readers is the Carnival of Real Estate.

This week’s host: [Property Grunt]( who uses his razor sharp insight to filter out all the submitted posts.

Next week’s host: [Brownstoner]( [Pine Needle Lawn]( (will apply the Brooklyn alphabet bring green to the Carnival of Real Estate.