HOUSE HUNTING... SOME GREAT TOOLS FOR BAY AREA SHOPPERS
So Christine and I started the process of moving down to the burbs. We love living in the city and the Marina area, but the hour plus commute is wearing us down. These past few weeks we've been spending our weekends checking out homes in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, and San Carlos. Also during this time we came across some great sites.
Our personal favorite is Trulia, which is a great Google maps mashup. The search interface is clean and the mashup with Google maps creates an easy way for you to see houses for sale in a certain area.
NestEgg Bay Area Home Buying is a comprehensive real estate blog written by a Bay Area couple who recently went through the home buying experience. Great info at this site.
HatTip to SiliconBeat. Lastly, Homethinking, which is in beta like Trulia, helps you find the best realtors to sell your home. We won't be using this site for now, but hopefully a few years from now we can consider it and hopefully it will be out of beta by then.