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Until recently only a NASA astronaut or an angel could offer a bird’s eye view of local real estate listings. Now, a new online service called “HomePages” is offering both buyers and sellers cool aerial views of both actively listed and sold homes.
Online aerial maps are changing the way people look for new homes. Kirkland-based HouseValues Inc. entered the game today with a free service called HomePages.
As my story points out today, HouseValues is one of a number of entrants in this emerging category. Others include Seattle-based Redfin — backed by Madrona Venture Group — and San Francisco-based Trulia — a Stanford University project with undisclosed investors.
And then there is Seattle-based Zillow — the mysterious online real estate project founded by former Expedia Chief Executive Rich Barton. Could they incorporate maps into their consumer real estate offering?
Here’s a good perspective from Seattle’s Rain City Real Estate Guide on how new online search tools — like those from Trulia — are changing the real estate game.