Friday, May 12, 2006

HomePriceMaps.com

Good Morning! It looks like the fires in the Yucatan have died down a bit. Whew! Finally. I've got a meeting this morning with a division to explain why they need GIS and more importantly why they need to pay into my budget. Ahhh budget time, the fun never stops!!

"HomePriceMaps.com tells you how much homes have sold for in your area by integrating Home Price Sales with Google Maps, thus the term Home Price Maps. They don't do estimates nor "market assessed values". They tell you how much homes have sold for in your area by integrating data found in municipal databases with Google Maps. It all got started sometime during 2005 HomePriceMaps.com founders Abe and Jess noticed that the Google Maps technology was getting real hot and that people were bringing data to the masses using the Google Maps technology. The two sites that really got them thinking were www.ChicagoCrime.org which integrates crime data with Google Maps, and www.HousingMaps.com which integrates rental listings and sales with the Google Maps API.
After watching numerous family members buy and sell homes, and try and figure out what those homes were worth, the idea struck us: Why not help people by giving them access to Home Price sales so that they know how much homes in that same zipcode or even block sold for. Better yet, why not give the consumer the power of knowing how much homes sold for when thinking about making a purchase themselves? Finally, now that we see that the former founders of Expedia have entered the market and started up www.Zillow.com they know they are onto something good AND as Lou Holtz once said "How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser"." Check it out at http://homepricemaps.com. 16 Days!!

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