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5 de Diciembre 2006

Trulia Adds Google Earth for Real Estate Searches

Trulia Real Estate Listings in Google EarthTrulia is a real estate listing service which believes that "...information about properties, local neighborhoods, agents and brokers should be made freely available to everyone". When performing searches you get an integrated Google Maps map of the results, and they provide many useful tools such as heat maps on pricing. Yesterday they announced on their blog support for Google Earth in their search results. This means you can choose to view the results of your search as a collection of placemarks. For example, here's a look at homes in Clear Lake, Texas . The placemarks have the basic information such as photo of the property, price, address, number of bedrooms, and of course a link to more information.

To realize the true value of using Google Earth for real estate, you need to check out the layers in Google Earth. The layers are often overlooked - I guess because there are so many of them. When you are looking to buy a house in a new location, you need to know things like where are the nearest schools, whether a grocery store is close by, what the drive is like to work, how far it is to the airport. As you explore the layers and use the GE ruler or driving directions, you can get answers to all of these questions and more. The data in these layers varies in quantity depending on what country you live in, but Google has been continually adding this information all over the world.

For other examples of real estate listing services for Google Earth read some of these stories:

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 5 de Diciembre 2006 a las 07:38 AM

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    Trulia has a very limited use of google earth. "Earth" means a bit more then "America" and the earth is full of real estate outside of America. North America that is of course.

    Anyway I am still looking for a good international real estate listing with google earth that will list the location of this Italian old villa:
    (on google earth it looks really nice cause one sees the lakes and green around it.

    Will appreciate any suggestion of such listing on the internet.

    And if there isn’t: now there’s a good idea for a young and energetic programmer who want’s to start his own start up….

    Enviado por: Mike, at 5 de Diciembre 2006 a las 10:32 AM

    There is an Australian website which draws info from the major real estate websites and presents the listings in Google Maps & Google Earth.


    Just type a suburb in the top right corner eg Cronulla and you are presented with Google Map. You can then select to view these in GE.

    If I were looking for real estate I would want it to be a network link so I would not have to keep getting the new info from the website.

    Enviado por: Bewo at 5 de Diciembre 2006 a las 04:15 PM

    i mentioned the same point too, i am interested in the technology incorporating UK property listings.. any ideas anyone?

    Enviado por: sell my house fast at 14 de Mayo 2007 a las 12:04 PM

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