Today marks a big day for the Trulia team as we announce our first collaboration with Microsoft, and issue a beautifully designed app for Windows 8 desktop and tablets. Since this is Windows biggest revamp since 1995 we couldn’t be more thrilled to be included in their app store – especially with the new Surface tablet launching.

For the first time ever, Microsoft Windows 8 users will be able to get the Inside Scoop through the “Trulia Real Estate – Homes for Sale & Apartments for Rent” app while scrolling through galleries of beautiful HD photos of places to live. They will also be notified when new listings pop up on the market, or if a property they like drops in price.

Other features include:

  • Map View: People can see homes for sale, open houses, and apartments for rent plotted on a map

  • Custom Searches: Add search criteria including price, neighborhood, number of beds, and more

  • Photo Galleries: Users scroll through HD photos of homes to find the ones they like

  • Consumable Info: Get helpful property info and home facts in a simple-to-use format

  • Updates: Follow your favorite homes and receive email notifications when the status changes

  • Connect with Agents: Quickly contact the right real estate agents to see houses or ask questions

The best part is that the holidays are right around the corner and we know many of you will be out shopping for a tablet or PC this year. Make sure to download the “Trulia Real Estate – Homes for Sale & Apartments for Rent app” to help that special person on your shopping list find their dream home in 2013.