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Google’s “parking difficulty” and “find parking” + a Real Estate Idea

by Drew Meyers on 11:00 am August 30, 2017

You may have seen the news from Google Maps that they added “parking difficulty” coverage to 25 more cities (doubling coverage from 25 cities to 50). That of course got me thinking about the real estate use case for the difficulty of parking near a specific address. A “Parking Score” to help a renter/buyer assess how much of a pain in the rear parking will be near their new home. Even if they have a reserved spot in the building for themselves, most people entertain guests from … Read More »

How Important is Local Content? Ask Redfin

by Michael Price on 11:02 am October 22, 2014

Redfin, the venerable disruptive, tech forward real estate Broker based in Seattle has made it’s first technology acquisition. Details of the deal haven’t been disclosed but it’s one of the smarter moves I’ve seen in the recently bubbly M&A activity in the RE tech space. “We want to give folks a complete portrait of what it would be like to live somewhere new, within the house and in the surrounding neighborhood.” ~Redfin Blog Forward thinking agents and brokers know that a huge portion of the … Read More »

Walk Score 2014 Rankings, and other Links for Geeks

by Drew Meyers on 12:04 pm November 6, 2013

Walkscore released their 2014 rankings. (methodology here) Zillow Reports Record Q3 Results Colorado MLS adopts BIG technology that could allow it to take back control of listings Why it matters that ListHub added 36 new MLSs in 2013 Are there any hardcore geeks out there using Ghost (open source blogging platform) or Discourse (open source discussions platform)? Future of real estate: knowledge-driven services

Walkscore’s New ChoiceMaps: A Deeper Measure of Walkable Neighborhood Amenities

by Sam DeBord on 11:48 pm April 11, 2013

Walk Score has always been at the forefront of delivering a digital representation of a neighborhood’s walkability to consumers.  From a standardized scoring system to interactive maps showing entertainment, dining, transit, and retail options, the Walk Score system has become a standard metric for many consumers considering whether or not they need a car for their intended relocation.  It’s also a way for the car-free local resident to find a similar neighborhood as they search for a home near work and play. Walk Score’s measures … Read More »

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