February 11, 2006

Big Brother Goes Into Real Estate

This is interesting - Zillow provides a buying/selling pricing tool by taking high res satellite images and overlaying them with street and house information, including estimated values.

FWIW, the data for our neighborhood looks about right, although Tee Bee, from whom I swiped the link, reports less than accurate info for her neck of the woods.

Posted by Robert at February 11, 2006 04:31 PM | TrackBack

The general area for my home looks off, and the details for my home are completely wrong. They don't even accurately reflect the house when we bought let alone after our renovation and addition.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at February 11, 2006 05:49 PM

O.K. So I found the section where you can update the info on the house (doesn't save this new info to their database though) and added on everything we have done to the house since we bought and I'm VERY HAPPY with the number it came up with.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at February 11, 2006 06:05 PM