Matt had always viewed the house hunting process as  a hassle. A few years ago when his wife Amber mentioned they should start thinking about buying a home, Matt began to really feel overwhelmed. Not long thereafter, Matt found Trulia, right in time for his first home-search mission: finding the right neighborhood to raise his family.

“My friend introduced me to Trulia and from the beginning I could tell it would ease the house hunting burden. My wife was hooked and would send me Trulia links all the time. We were really learning a lot. It was great,” shared Matt.

The couple quickly realized that finding homes and scrolling through pictures and maps on Trulia’s website and iPad app was really fun. It gave them great insights on the neighborhood’s amenities, crime, schools and commute.

“We looked and looked and tried to figure out the best area. We had a couple of areas in mind but wanted to be sure. We used Trulia’s interactive maps to help us narrow down our neighborhood search results easily.”

By using Trulia’s crime and school maps, Matt and Amber were able to browse homes available in low-crime areas, as well as in a preferred school district. Trulia’s map search criteria helped them narrow their options down to the perfect area to raise their son.

“The maps were our favorite tools. The filtering is very simple. It made the whole house search experience fun and easy,” said Matt.

Eventually the couple fell in love with El Dorado Hills – just outside of Sacramento, CA – and about a month later, they settled on a home. Today they are thankful Trulia helped in finding and fully researching their current neighborhood in which they will grow their family.

Trulia helped this couple get a feel for how it is to live in a neighborhood before even moving in. How has Trulia helped you lately? We want to hear your story and the ways you find us beneficial!

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