Real estate searching now more realistic on Google Maps

Google Maps has become an even more useful tool for online “real estate” searching, and now let you find real estate in cities and towns across the US, Australia, New Zealand and India. Here’re a couple of things to look out: simply select "Real Estate" from 'More' button on top right of any Google Map […]

Google Maps has become an even more useful tool for online “real estate” searching, and now let you find real estate in cities and towns across the US, Australia, New Zealand and India. Here’re a couple of things to look out:

  • simply select "Real Estate" from 'More' button on top right of any Google Map to discover real estate listings. From there, you can refine your search using left hand panel - price, bedrooms, bathrooms etc. Pan the map to search for perfect neighborhood.
  • When you pan around and zoom in, now Google Maps show more information about an area. Small icons on the map show names & location of businesses & prominent features of neighborhood.
  • Finally, you can use Street View on Google Maps to check out neighborhood before driving to an open house; use driving directions to find out exactly how to get there; and transit information to work out what your new commute might be if you went ahead and moved house.