Tag: neighborhood

  • Localism2.0 Launches

    I got an early tour of the next version of Localism and I like much of what I saw… It’s a clean design that will give real estate agents plenty of opportunities to promote themselves (including by buying and/or creating new local communities). My guess is that this release will be very popular within the […]

  • Realtor.com Turns up the Heat and…

    …I really like how they’ve mapped it out!  😉 The Realtor.com team recently turned on a “heat map” option within their home valuation tool.  Here’s a heat map of Ballard in Seattle where you can really see the detail of the more expensive areas (in particular the areas around the water!): It’s clean, fast and […]

  • I’ve convinced myself that the one thing missing from Outside.in is that they…

    …never made much inroads with the real estate community (or real estate portals for that matter).   Imagine if the Realtor.com team had bought Outside.in instead of building the neighborhoods project. And it really doesn’t matter if it was Zillow, Trulia, AOL, Yahoo or Realtor.com, it could be a win for the real estate portal (lots […]

  • The 1st 4RealzEd event was yesterday and…

    I think I’ve recovered enough now to actually post about it! 🙂 Despite our best efforts to be prepared, the day started off a bit rough with a nearby mudslide taking out power in our building in the morning (meaning no hot coffee and no projector) and a 9-car pileup on a nearby freeway slowed […]

  • Going way back before I took my job at…

    …Move, I landed a 30-minute meeting with Dan Rosensweig (COO of Yahoo at the time), where I tried to convince him that I should lead up a team for Yahoo to build a platform that would help real estate professionals market themselves at a local level using the various tools Yahoo had in-house (at the […]

  • I think Jay may be reading a bit too much into…

    …the “walk” in walkable. The reality is that people who cannot walk often prefer walkable neighborhoods because they are more likely to feature handicap-friendly facilities (such as sidewalks, ramps, and crosswalks) than suburban or rural locations.   In other words, just saying that an area is a walkable neighborhood or walkable city doesn’t imply that […]

  • Looks like Glenn might have…

    …disappointed (dare I say upset?) one of his biggest supporters.

  • Best Blogging Coffee Shops in The Valley

    Now that I’m on my own, I find that I really enjoy working out of coffeeshops. And considering I’ve been driving my daughter to school some mornings in “the valley” of LA, I’ve been searching far and wide for places with free wifi and caffeine that I can plant myself for a few hours to […]

  • EveryBlock is the agregation point for…

    …all things local and it appears to be well done (here’s North Beach in San Francisco).   What I like is that it is a site dedicated to local content that does not require an active social network to be useful.  It’s just local, publicly available data… and lots of it. They’ve got photos, news articles, […]

  • I love that Zillow just…

    …opened up their neighborhood boundary data. Having lots of experience dealing with graphical files of this nature (I was once considered a GIS-expert back in my engineering/planning days), I am positive that Zillow will have a massive amount of work on their hands should they start to get any data files returned with different definitions […]