How Much is that House Worth?
A friend of mine shared a story on his blog site about a terrific new web site that combines satellite imagery with tax and home sale information in one monster of a database which allows you and me to pick a house, enter the address and see an approximate home value without ever leaving the comfort of our home. You may not be a realtor but now you can play one on the internet.
As my family and I are looking for a new house in Kent this site is not only intriguing, it’s also quite functional. It’s no surprise that the popularity of the site caused it to crash during its first week of existence but all those bugs have been worked out and I’m pleased to report that it always works great for me.
You can read the history behind this history-in-the-making site or just start house hunting.
Here’s the Posting from my friends Blog:
“This website was launched on Feb 8 and crashed within 12 hours due to the volume of visits!!! It routinely monitors millions of public records as points of data for comparison purposes.
By simply typing in the address of almost any home in the United States , this website provides an estimate of the market value of the property, the most recent sale price of that property, the approximate square footage, the values of the neighboring homes and a satellite photo of the whole street.
Go to www.zillow.com
Of course, this is not a substitute for a professional realtor or appraiser.