The real estate market is in serious turmoil and has likely thrown the entire economy into a recession, so you’d think a real estate search startup might not be a hot item. But you’d be wrong.
One such real estate search startup, href="http://www.trulia.com">Trulia, is not only doing fine, but usage of the site is accelerating as a result of the housing downturn, co-founder and chief executive Pete Flint tells us. Users are flocking to sites such as Trulia, because they are independent and give people more control to find exactly what they are looking for, at the right price, in troubled times.
Today, Trulia is launching a new feature to to make the service even more useful: Integration with href="http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/index.html">Google Street View. The service, which you might have heard of because of the controversy that surrounds it amid privacy concerns, shows panoramic pictures of places on Google Maps that can be rotated 360 degrees. You can traverse within this view to give you the feeling as if you on the city’s street itself.