Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Where We Live: For What It's Worth, Look It Up

WHEN the real estate Web site Zillow.com began in February, it made a big splash with $32 million in financing and a high-profile chief executive, Rich Barton, a creator of Expedia.com.

The site allows users to type in an address anywhere in the country and get an aerial or satellite picture of the house along with statistics like square footage, property tax, sales history and current estimated value. It promises to put the secrets of 60 million homeowners online for anyone to see.

So far, though, residents of the New York suburbs have responded with a collective ho-hum. That may be because, as of early March, the site's coverage in the region was still spotty.(Read More)

Source: NY Times