Google Tries To Save The Housing Market With Real Estate Search

Jul 6, 2009 • 8:32 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Okay, so maybe the title is a bit too much. Building out Google Maps to make a difference in the housing market is a bit of a stretch. Google announced the launch of Google Maps Real Estate Search.

It allows you to:

  • Find houses currently on the market
  • Search nearby for schools, restaurants and public transport
  • See the property in Street View to explore the neighborhood
  • Find directions between the property and your favorite places

The Age seemed to break the story and now we have lots buzzing on the news.

It is pretty nice to have, even though there are many real estate search engines out there. Here is a look at my area, near my office.

Google Real Estate Search

As you can see, you can filter by price range, foreclosures, number of bed rooms, bathrooms and square footage.

Again, real estate search is not new. The big player in this game, in my mind, is Zillow.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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