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Yahoo Unveils Underwhelming Foreclosure Center

Yahoo Unveils Underwhelming Foreclosure Center

Earlier this week Yahoo unveiled its online “Foreclosure Center.” Or more perhaps more accurately, a marketing center for RealtyTrac (and other Yahoo partners), a subscription to which is required in order to access any detailed property information. Based on a search in the Yahoo Foreclosure Center we learn that... Read More »

It’s Official: Welcome To SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums

It’s Official: Welcome To SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums

Looking for a rough idea of what it might cost for a down to the studs remodel in San Francisco? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering what’s happening with the condo conversion of Rincon Towers? Well, you’re not alone. And thanks to the SocketSite community (and Real Estate Forums), we’re... Read More »

Another Way To “Plug In” (And Never Be Off Topic Again)

We still haven’t worked out all the kinks, and we aren’t “officially” launching until Monday, but we wanted our readers to be the first to know: www.forums.socketsite.com Read More »

PropertyShark Update: More San Francisco Maps

PropertyShark Update: More San Francisco Maps

In November, PropertyShark added free access to San Francisco foreclosure listings. Today, PropertyShark enhances their offering of San Francisco based maps and data “mash-ups” (including Recent Sales, Year Built, and Price per Square Foot). We’re particularly fond of “Recent Sales” in terms of trend spotting, and “Year Built” in... Read More »

Redfin: New Maps (Virtual Earth), Areas, And More

Redfin: New Maps (Virtual Earth), Areas, And More

Redfin is live with a new mapping platform (Microsoft’s Virtual Earth), a new legend (listings in green, viewed listings in light green, and recently sold properties in blue), and expanded Bay Area coverage (“Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz & more Solano”). It’s a great complement to their recent upgrade of... Read More »

Going Once, Going Twice, Going Three Times…

Despite an announced “withdrawal” date of January 1, as of early this morning (1/8/07) direct public access to the San Francisco Multiple Listing Service remains active and available. Any insiders care to re-set our reader’s expectations? In related MLS search news, Redfin has upgraded their site to display open... Read More »

Zillow Adds Listings (Zlistings?)

Zillow Adds Listings (Zlistings?)

Three days ago we wrote, “Perhaps our real concern should be for the MLS itself. Without some innovative thinking about how to effectively open it up on the front end (i.e., reducing the cost/restrictions of adding/sharing listings), its years could be numbered. (Cue the growing number of alternative listing... Read More »

Geek Out With Google Earth

Speaking of non-MLS based listing/search companies, this morning Trulia joined Propsmart in exporting search results to Google Earth. Once added to Google Earth, results from your query are automatically updated once a day. And it just begs the question, has anyone done (or found) a “SketchUp” for an active... Read More »

The Wrong Reasons (The Right Results?)

The Wrong Reasons (The Right Results?)

Two months ago, a tipster let us – and our “plugged in” readers – know that the San Francisco Multiple Listing Service (San Francisco Association of Realtors MLS) would be eliminating direct public access to listings “sometime soon.” That time is now four weeks away (January 1, 2007). And... Read More »

PropertyShark Launches San Francisco Foreclosure Listings

PropertyShark Launches San Francisco Foreclosure Listings

Forget that rogue sea lion, it’s the shark that captures all of our attention today. PropertyShark added free foreclosure listings for San Francisco to its site this afternoon (fourteen currently listed). For example, according to PropertyShark, 311 Marina Blvd last changed hands on 6/2/2004 for $2,350,000 and the property... Read More »