Real Estate Mapping
Published Wednesday, February 08, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
A new company called Zillow.com
is set to open the doors to its site and its collection of property assessment data today. From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
: “With an assessment known as a Zestimate, Zillow.com takes into consideration historical property information, square footage, number of bedrooms, neighboring homes and other factors to determine estimated values of 42 million of the 85 million residences in the United States. It then overlays that information on aerial and satellite maps, so home shoppers from Miami to Seattle can get a better idea of the market value of homes in those cities.” The site, apparently, is similar to the already existing New York City-based PropertyShark
, mentioned in an earlier post
, but covers the entire United States. No word on the exact release time but expect the site to see heavy traffic for the first days at least.Update
. Very nice site with a clean interface that’s simple to use. The map itself is either can be a street map, a satellite image or a combination of both.