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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 »

Yahoo! Real Estate Is Live

Yahoo! Real Estate Is Live

As you might have already heard, Yahoo! Real Estate is live. And while we haven’t had a chance to play around with it too much, we are wondering why Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s new Pacific Heights mansion is now located in Russian Hill. Or perhaps more importantly (especially to the... Read More »

ZMobile: Zestimates By Email

SocketSite has the inside scoop on getting “Zestimates” via email (Zillow Mobile). Email (or text message) z@labs.zillow.com and include a property’s address, city, state (or zip code) in either the subject line or body of the email/text. Within seconds you’ll get a return email that includes a Zestimate, the... Read More »