Wednesday, April 9, 2008
We're pleased to announce today that home buyers, owners, and real estate junkies can now find Street View integrated with the real estate listings, recently sold homes, and property records on Trulia. We're excited to use the new Street View API to add efficiency to the real estate search experience and help home buyers discover more information about particular neighborhoods.
Home buyers have limited windows of opportunity to visit open houses. With Street View, buyers on Trulia can preview homes and surrounding areas to find the right ones to visit. For example, people can uncover information about an area that might not be readily available or visible in property descriptions and still photos (railroad tracks across the street, obstructions of a view, or heavy traffic at nearby intersections). This is another unbiased tool on Trulia – along with comparables, real estate market stats and trends, and the Trulia Voices community – that adds transparency to the real estate search process.
Now you can discover new information about streets and neighborhoods through the maps on our site -- before venturing out to an open house. For example, if you're wondering if a particular area is family friendly or not, you can use Street View to look for nearby bus stops, low speed limits, cautionary signs and local schools. And you can even use it to spot certain amenities such as cafes, parks, shops, laundromats, and grocery stores.
Best of luck in your real estate search!