In my recent post, The Myth of the “Big Network,” I discussed how home buyers and sellers most often use listing sites, rather than broker sites, to search for properties. Apparently these sites have gotten so popular and effective, that even Google has decided to drop its real estate feature on Google maps. Hats off to these property listing sites–such as StreetEasy.com, PropertyShark.com, Trulia.com, and NYTimes.com–for the information and transparency they’ve brought to consumers.
CG Patch: Public Spaces Add to Home Value Read Donald Brennanâ€™s latest â€śLocal Voicesâ€ť blog post on Carroll Gardens Patch--and find out about the importance of outdoor public spaces in your home search. Full article here.