At Trulia, we use interactive map visualizations to present large amounts of information in an easy-to-understand format. Today, Trulia released interactive map visualizations that bring two distinct new categories of information that help to better inform house hunters.
The first new map is dedicated to rentals. Now, consumers can browse through color-coded neighborhoods and quickly focus their search on neighborhoods that meet their budget.
The second set of maps visualizes historical earthquake and flood data to depict environmental risk at a block-by-block level. Up until now, the risk of these events has traditionally been hard for home buyers, sellers, and renters to find. Now house hunters can use our maps to see flood zones and understand where earthquakes, for example are more common, in order to make informed decisions about where to move.
With today’s launch across Android mobile and web platforms, rental prices and environmental risks join Trulia’s robust suite of interactive visualizations, which already feature home values, crime, school rankings, commute times and local amenities such as banks, gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores.
Details of the New Trulia Map Visualizations
Trulia’s visualizations are accessible on the web by visiting http://www.trulia.com/local. Select a city and then utilize the menu on the left-hand side to see properties, home values, crimes, schools, commute times, amenities, rental rates and environmental risks of floods and earthquakes. On Android mobile, click on the layer icon in the upper right corner and select heat maps from the menu.
Today, Trulia launched its Home Offer Report to help give homebuyers and sellers the upper hand – whether they’re making an offer or putting their home on the market.
This brand new quarterly report and interactive price reductions map offers ZIP-code level insights on when the first price reduction occurs in your neighborhood, where the reductions are happening and how deep the reductions are. Click on the map below to learn about the price reductions happening in your neighborhood:
Check out this slide show for the full Q1 2011 report findings:1 comment
Google produced this video to showcase our use of Google Maps [Pre- Street View Integration]
It’s been an exciting day thus far at Trulia. Now that the new Google Street View integration is live, we’re getting some fantastic feedback.
Here are a few quotes:
Paul Glazowski from Mashable says, “In a partnership made official this week, Trulia users can not only parse address numbers and neighborhood data and the like, they can also take a little virtual stroll around the block thanks to those snazzy camera vans roaming around the nation and snapping pics at ground level.”
Nicole Nicolay from My Tech Opinion says, “For those agents specializing in relocation, this is obviously a powerful resource for learning about a new area.”
Greg Sterling from Search Engine Land says, “StreetView on Trulia can thus potentially save homebuyers time by providing more “context” to listings.”
Jay Thompson at Agent Genius says, “In true Trulia fashion, the Street View module is seamlessly integrated.”
Rich Jacobson from Active Rain points out, “Now your Buyers can see that HUGE water tank next door. Or maybe the description of a ‘filtered’ or ‘partial’ view by the Listing Agent gives new meaning to embellishment. And who knew that the Next-Door-Neighbor was a Used Car/Appliance collector? You can begin to see the value that this incorporated feature will offer.”
If you haven’t given our new feature a look see yet, just click on any listing within the 40 markets where Street View is currently available on Trulia to experience it yourself. Besides actually standing in front of the house itself, this is pretty much the next best thing to being there.
Recent Trulia Street View Coverage:
Search Engine Land – Real Estate Search Engine Trulia Adds Google StreetView Imagery
Screenwerk – Trulia Integrates StreetView Images
Venture Beat – Trulia Booms Amid a Housing Bust Launches Google Street View Integration
Street Insider – Google and Trulia B-Roll Opportunity
4realz – Trulia Integrates Googles Street View Photos Into
Mediapost – Trulia Real Estate Site adds Google Street View
Earthtimes – Trulia Users Walk the Neighborhood with Google Street View
Active Rain – Trulia and Google give Street View Street Smarts
Agent Genius.com – Trulia Incorporates Google Street View
Beta Daily.com – Trulia gives street view to real estate search
My Tech Opinion – Trulia First to Go Google Street View
Maxsell Real Estate – Trulia Continues Innovation in Real Estate Search
Geek Estate Blog – Trulia & Google Take it to the Streets
Mashable – Trulia Adds Google StreetView to Home Listings
Seattle PI – Trulia Offers StreetView of Homes
The Daily Pundit – If All Goes According to Plan, You’ll Never Leave the House Again
Future of Real Estate Marketing – Trulia Shows Us the Streets
Digital Earth Blog – Trulia Integrates Google Maps StreetView
Google-Lat Long Blog – Navigating the Online Real Estate Search
c|net News.com – Real Estate Site Offers Google Street View
Web Pro News – Trulia Obtains a Street View
The Kelsey Group – Trulia Launches StreetView: The Street You Might Live On
Sellsius – Trulia Using Google Street View to Enhance Real Estate Search
Inman News – Trulia hits the streets with new imagery
Google Maps Mania – Google Street View Comes to Trulia
Road to Real Estate – Want to see what the neighbors house looks like?
E-Learning Service – House shopping with Google Street View
Phoenix Area Real Estate Blog – New Features at Trulia: One Major Blunder
WatBlog – Google Street Maps: A Boon Or A Curse?
MetroSpokane – MLS Deathmatch: Trulia Streetview Vs.Windermere Birdseye
Priority One News – Trulia gives us Google Streets!