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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Yet Another Real Estate Search Site

Fun! New! More ways to research how best to throw huge piles of money you don't really have into the local real estate market!

Finding the home of your dreams can take months of research. But thanks to new online tools -- including aerial maps that incorporate residential listings -- potential home buyers now have a wealth of information at their fingertips.

Today, Kirkland-based HouseValues Inc. will throw some of its muscle behind online aerial maps with a free service called HomePages that allows consumers in 120 cities to peruse house listings, previously sold homes, nearby parks and other information with a bird's-eye view. It joins a host of other online real estate mapping services -- including HousingMaps.com, Redfin and Trulia -- that are hoping to change the way people find local real estate information.
I'm beginning to think that Tom of Seattle Property News may have been onto something when he said "Is there a regional bubble in online real estate sites?"

(John Cook, Seattle P-I, 10.11.2005)

4 comments:

Scott White said...

I was wondering if you know where I can find historical data on Seattle real estate prices year over year since 2000.

thanks!
Scott

The Tim said...

Scott,

I got pdf files of every month from 2001 to present from the NWMLS site. You have to dig around a bit to find them though. If you want to email me, I can zip them up and send them to you.

biliruben said...

http://www.cbe.wsu.edu/~wcrer/

Has a lot of useful data:

King county:
(Year, Median Home Prices, % Change yoy)
2000 $249900 7.3%
2001 $262000 4.8%
2002 $278500 6.3%
2003 $292400 5.0%
2004 $324000 10.8%

Scott said...

The Tim,

If it's not too much trouble, please send me the zipped file at scottw@fastmail.fm. I just got a job in Seattle so am doing a bit of research on the market there. Thanks!!!