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III
02-13-2008, 11:15 PM
If you haven't checked out Zillow (http://www.zillow.com), it's pretty cool. You can type in an address, it'll bring up the house, then you can click on the link, then click on "see larger birdseye view" and view their estimated value of the home and satellite images in an interactive map form. You can also view from North, South, East, and West.

And yes, I know there are other satellite sites but this one is cool. They had my current home info right on, but the house I grew up in they had the wrong sq. foot and # of rooms. It was still neat to zoom around the old neighborhood. It was also neat to see who had pools in their back yards.

Sarita
02-13-2008, 11:20 PM
They're off on mine by about 12,000. And on the house where I grew up by about $125,000, 1 bedroom, and 1000 square feet.

But it's pretty cool. As a licensed realtor I must say that this is no replacement for an actual appraisal. :)

KTC
02-13-2008, 11:47 PM
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lol. I just checked again. It located a house somewhere in USA from my address? Go figure. I think the market value was pretty accurate ACCIDENTALLY, though.


Kevin, the left out Canadian once again!

Shadow_Ferret
02-13-2008, 11:49 PM
That's really cool. My daily ritual of giving the finger to the spy cameras paid off. I'm visible in my yard.

KTC
02-13-2008, 11:55 PM
Oops. Just saw Sara's appraisal warning. Thanks. I figured as much already.

Pat~
02-14-2008, 12:20 AM
That was fun. But the aerial photo is of the back of the house, and off by a couple of years. We dismantled the fort/swingset a few years ago and made that area into a garden. Also built a storage building out next to it that is not in the aerial, either.

Their market appraisal is off, and is also about half the tax appraisal we got this year. Market values have been escalating almost since we bought the land here in '96. (Several years ago this was the fastest-growing 'small town' in the US. We are now over 100K in population--when we bought land 12 years ago, the road sign still said "Population 7,000"!)

jst5150
02-14-2008, 12:31 AM
Nailed mine.

MidnightMuse
02-14-2008, 12:32 AM
Amusing, but amazingly inaccurate for my neighborhood. They even combined the two rented houses beside me and called them one house.

Serena Casey
02-14-2008, 01:50 AM
It couldn't find me.

JoNightshade
02-14-2008, 02:03 AM
Found the house I lived in when I was a kid. And yep, the market value was on.

rtilryarms
02-14-2008, 02:36 AM
Have you noticed thta this, and all the satalite gps providers don't have people in them? Even when you go to the beach, the tree shadows say afternoon...but no people.

Go to NYC even on google earth. Cars all over....no people.

I know why.

althrasher
02-14-2008, 02:46 AM
You can see people in my high school's photo on Google Earth. To be exact, it's the marching band going out to rehersal: taken at 2:05 in the afternoon.:)

maestrowork
02-14-2008, 04:06 AM
If you haven't checked out Zillow (http://www.zillow.com), it's pretty cool. You can type in an address, it'll bring up the house, then you can click on the link, then click on "see larger birdseye view" and view their estimated value of the home and satellite images in an interactive map form. You can also view from North, South, East, and West.

And yes, I know there are other satellite sites but this one is cool. They had my current home info right on, but the house I grew up in they had the wrong sq. foot and # of rooms. It was still neat to zoom around the old neighborhood. It was also neat to see who had pools in their back yards.

I don't like this. I don't want people to know how much my house cost!

KTC
02-14-2008, 04:14 AM
I don't like this. I don't want people to know how much my house cost!


We won't tell anybody you live in a shack.

Devil Ledbetter
02-14-2008, 06:02 AM
We won't tell anybody you live in a shack.With pigs out front.

althrasher
02-14-2008, 06:03 AM
With pigs out front.

Don't forget the dead cars on cinderblocks :D

maestrowork
02-14-2008, 06:54 AM
With pigs out front.

And how do you know? Oh, never mind.

III
02-14-2008, 07:06 AM
And how do you know? Oh, never mind.

Wait, are you talking about the House Of Love?

Devil Ledbetter
02-14-2008, 07:27 AM
Wait, are you talking about the House Of Love?No. He posted a photo of his dooryard here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2052922&postcount=67).