Trulia Users 'Walk the Neighborhood' With Google Street View™
Users Can Now Explore the Neighborhood from their Computers; Trulia Partners with Google to Incorporate Street View Maps on Online Real Estate Listings Nationwide
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Trulia.com, the best place to start a real estate search (http://www.trulia.com/), today announced it is the first national real estate search website to incorporate Google Maps Street View™ technology that will give home buyers a street-level view of homes listed on the site.
With Trulia's new feature, home buyers can not only search over 60 million properties on Trulia, but also take advantage of Street View imagery, which offers 360 degree views from public streets, to get a better sense for a given neighborhood. This true view of a home's surroundings allows consumers to virtually "walk the neighborhood" and discover nearby amenities such as parks, cafes or schools.
"Our users tell us that they are looking to move into a community, not just a house. With the addition of Google Maps Street View, consumers can see everything they need to know about a home on Trulia without ever leaving the comfort of their couch," said Pete Flint, co-founder and CEO of Trulia. "With Street View now available on Trulia, you can get the true view of a neighborhood and narrow down your choices before ever making a visit."
Consumers can find the Google Street View feature integrated seamlessly in the over 40 metropolitan areas where it is currently available. For all 60+ million property pages on Trulia, Google Maps will be updated with the Street View feature as new areas are added. Home buyers, sellers and owners can also find newly added local school info (http://www.trulia.com/), comparable for sale and sold properties and real time local market info, among other Trulia features.
"We're pleased to be working with Trulia to integrate Google Street View to enhance the real estate search experience," said Jeff Martin, product marketing manager at Google. "This feature gives people a simple way to find and explore neighborhoods and ultimately make more informed decisions."
Examples of Trulia's StreetView integration: * Find nearby amenities like a Laundromat across the street from this San Francisco condo http://www.trulia.com/property/1053827751-2001-McAllister-St-A113-San- Francisco-CA * Check out the lot size on this beautiful Chicago home; it may require being extra friendly with the neighbors. http://www.trulia.com/property/1042652342-3925-N-Ravenswood-Ave- Chicago-IL-60613 * Discover important location factors, like the railroad across the street in Cleveland http://www.trulia.com/property/1043320128-6931-Father-Caruso-Dr- Cleveland-OH-44102
Street View imagery is currently available in over 40 cities: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Anchorage, AK; Austin, TX; Boise, ID; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Fairbanks, AK; Ft. Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Juneau, AK; Kansas City, KS; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Manchester, NH: Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Providence, RI; Richmond, VA; Rockford, IL; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Schenectady, NY; Spokane, WA; St. Paul, MN; St. Petersburg, FL; Tampa, FL; Tucson, AZ.
For more information about Google Street View on Trulia.com please visit http://www.trulia.com/
About Trulia, Inc.
Trulia, Inc. (http://www.trulia.com/), a residential real estate search engine and the fastest-growing U.S. real estate Web site (comScore), has revolutionized online home search by offering a rich, intuitive user experience that points consumers directly to listings on agent and broker Web sites. By partnering with the real estate industry, including 93 of the top 100 largest U.S. brokers, Trulia helps over 4 million unique visitors per month find information on homes for sale using custom search criteria. The site also provides market trends and neighborhood data at the hyper-local level, as well as Trulia Voices, a real estate Q&A community, which enables consumers and professionals to exchange information about their local markets. For more information, visit http://www.trulia.com/.
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