MIAMI — For the third consecutive year, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) recognized Unique Homes’ real estate reporting as among the finest in the country.
Unique Homes freelancer Camilla McLaughlin secured the Silver Award for Best Residential, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate Magazine Report for her 2014 outlook story on the state of the luxury real estate market in the January/February 2014 issue, titled “Back to Normal.”
A panel of expert judges from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University selected all award winners. “This was an informative service article on the recovery of the luxury home market after the recent recession,” the judges wrote of McLaughlin’s entry. “The reporter interviewed economists and housing experts to get a sense of where the market was headed and showed that it clearly was rebounding.”
The award was bestowed upon Unique Homes at NAREE’s 65th Annual Journalism Awards, recognizing excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate.
In addition, McLaughlin received a Bronze in a coveted category, the President’s Award for Best Freelance Collection, for her work with Unique Homes and NewHomeSource. “This reporter is clearly comfortable writing about a
variety of topics, ranging from people sharing their homes with animal companions to the recovery of the luxury home market after the recession to homes maintaining themselves with ‘smart’ technology. Her writing is lively, informational, and informative,” the judges wrote.
McLaughlin won two additional awards for writing in the Home & Design and Online Residential, Mortgage or Financial Real Estate categories.
“Camilla’s writing is unparalleled in the industry, and it is gratifying to see her recognized for her hard work and top-notch reporting,” said Unique Homes Managing Editor Mark Moffa. “We’re proud to work with such an accomplished and knowledgeable journalist.”