Real Estate Has Gone Virtual

Real Estate Has Gone Virtual 
In the past few years Realtors have seen a shift in their savvy clients using the internet to find potential housing. This is often done before a Realtor is even contacted. There are so many websites that you can go to, to find out what houses are available in your chosen area…. But I bet you didn’t know that there are more websites out in cyberspace that you can find out more information to make your hunt a happy one


surf net

Here are seven cool websites to surf to find out more information on the area you would like to call home. 



This site is a pedestrian’s best friend; whether you never got a drivers license or are sick of draining you savings account to fill your tank. All you do is put in an address and it will score the neighborhood on its foot friendliness.


Great site to visit to see find out commute times in real-time traffic conditions. You will also be able to find out about ongoing road construction and can be alerted to nearby traffic hotspots.


Civic Minded:
This virtual town square delivers geographically pertinent news and community information. If you are visiting a city and want to find a good restaurant with a good inspection rating or wanting to know the news books in the city’s library this site is worth checking out.


If you desire to be in an area that shares the same political you do this site is for you. This site allows you to search for a politically like-minded block. Also listed are: FBI crime stats, census data, and local property values.


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This article by Teresa Harris appeared on Activerain Real Estate blogs on October 22, 2008.