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AerialSphere Launches Next-Gen Mapping Technology to Change How Consumers Experience Real Estate
XP360 Enables Real Estate Brokerages and Agents to Enhance Their Property Searches and Improve Engagement PHOENIX, Ariz. - August 11, 2020 -- AerialSphere, the industry leader in delivering immersive aerial experiences, today announced the launch of XP360 web application and API, which creates an online home search experience that is transforming the residential real estate market -- enabling agents to better attract and engage clients with the latest in mapping technology. XP360 features a simple, user-friendly interface that empowers brokers and agents to add a new level of interactivity in home searches that goes way beyond traditional aerial views of homes. XP360 gives prospective home buyers the ability to see homes, neighborhoods, schools and other points of interest in a new and engaging way from perspectives never seen before. According to AerialSphere Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer DJ Vegh, "AerialSphere powered maps, unlike Google Maps, provide an immersive experience that allows consumers to see maps with dimension, giving them a better perspective of the world we live in, which in turn, helps them make more informed purchase decisions." AerialSphere 360-degree immersive and interactive maps have quickly become a crucial sales tool for over 200 agents in the Phoenix metro area. Agents have leveraged this technology throughout their interactions with clients and potential clients with much success, generating close to a half-million map views in the last year. "Real estate companies, mapmakers, travel and tourism firms can all use XP360 to enhance their applications," said WAV Group Founding Partner Marilyn Wilson. "This is something new," she said, admitting she got "a chill" when she first saw it. "It was like when I saw the first iPhone, I knew it was going to change everything," she added. Vegh also added AerialSphere's mapping technology appeals not just to residential real estate. "It has significant applications for commercial real estate, travel, Insurance, universities, and local government agencies, all who can leverage the amazing benefits of interactive mapping and Immersive Reality from AerialSphere," he says. AerialSphere has seen significant growth over the last year. Leasing real estate firms including CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International have chosen AerialSphere to provide immersive mapping experiences to attract and engage their clients. About AerialSphere AerialSphere is re-inventing the way people interact with maps through its unprecedented 360-degree immersive experience to help companies engage, drive revenue, inform and entertain. AerialSphere's patented platform and open API integrates with virtually any application environment and device to deliver experiences that are more exciting, engaging and effective than traditional digital mapping solutions. AerialSphere is used by organizations in Real Estate, Retail, Travel, Insurance, Government, Entertainment/Events, Education and Technology. Share more than maps. Share experiences. Discover more about AerialSphere at: aerialsphere.com
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Agents turn to CRS Data's property data, mapping tools as Coronavirus restrictions tighten
New webinar, increased support helps agents create better virtual experiences Knoxville, Tenn. -- April 16, 2020 -- CRS Data, a leading provider of property tax data in the U.S., is sharing webinars and customer support tools to help real estate agents adjust to increased restrictions due to coronavirus. While CRS Data's MLS Tax Suite has always been a go-to resource for agents across the U.S., their property data tools have become more vital than ever before as agents look to create a better, smarter virtual shopping experience for buyers. In addition to CRS Data's trusted Help Desk, the team is offering a free webinar for real estate agents: Optimizing Your Realty Business in the Age of Coronavirus. As the provider of one of the most highly used data tools available to real estate agents, the webinar shares ways agents can navigate the near-term downturn and prepare to optimize sales as the virus continues to impact the economy. The CRS Data team is calling for ongoing questions to inform new tools and webinars as they help agents adjust to new restrictions that prevent or limit in-person experiences to sell and buy property. "We have been humbled and saddened by the impacts of the coronavirus across our country and to our real estate industry," said Matt Casey, CEO of CRS Data. "Our MLS Tax Suite product is uniquely positioned to help agents prepare for ongoing impacts to the market and economy, and ultimately weather this storm as successfully as possible using the property data and mapping capabilities they have at their fingertips. We're committed to doing what we can right now to support them during this downturn." Agents are looking for ways to bring the buying experience to life, according to CRS Data's Help Desk team, which is fielding calls from agents who are looking for new ways to help their clients. The right tools and features can make an impact. For instance, mapping tools help agents show the distance between a home and a local pool house or community center. Various map views can give buyers a better sense of their community and neighborhood. CRS Data's first webinar focuses on helping agents create a virtual experience. Topics include improving and optimizing prospecting and creative ways to customize and brand reports. The team will introduce new webinars that focus on mapping capabilities and layers tools, calculating the value of home additions and exploring ways to leverage neighborhood data and area statistics. "This is an uncertain time that has brought changes to the real estate market that are uncharted, so it's more important than ever to step up to the plate with solutions that offer real direction and purpose right now," said Casey. "We are calling for questions from real estate agents, which our team will directly use to design ongoing webinars and support tools." CRS Data is committed to creating long-term partnerships with their customers, offering custom solutions, a variety of training opportunities and providing personable customer support for their members. Agents can share questions by emailing [email protected] Across the U.S., the team now services its MLS Tax Suite to more than 100 MLSs. About CRS Data Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., CRS Data is a leading provider of public record information servicing bankers, MLSs, appraisers, investors, and other specialty financial customers across the U.S. CRS Data is focused on providing accurate and timely property data, quality products and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Visit www.crsdata.com to learn more.
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Delta Media Group Adds INRIX Drive Time
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AerialSphere and iFoundAgent partner to provide "addictive" 360-degree, interactive, immersive mapping technology for websites
PHOENIX - December 17, 2019 -- AerialSphere, an innovative tech startup creating immersive and interactive 360-degree maps, is offering real estate agents the opportunity to add what some consumers are calling an "addictive" online experience to their websites. Partnering with iFoundAgent, an award-winning marketing service and website provider, AerialSphere is transforming the way Phoenix home buyers shop for a home online. "The world is not flat, so why should the maps we use every day be?" said AerialSphere co-founder and resident DJ Vegh. "AerialSphere powered maps, unlike Google Maps, provide a 3D-type experience that allows you to see the world the way we should see it — as if you are there." Because 90 percent of all consumers begin their real estate search online, iFoundAgent was quick to adopt a new technology "that right now, none of our competitors offer," according to Dave Mason, iFoundAgent founder and owner. Mason says AerialSphere's mapping technology, which iFoundAgent dubbed "The World's First 3D Home Search," creates an online home search experience that is transformational. "When I heard about it, I thought it was just like Google Maps, so who cares?" Mason said. "But when I first saw it, I actually got a chill up my spine — this was something new. It was kind of like when I saw the first iPhone; I knew it was going to change everything." For top-producing Phoenix-area agent Sean Hahn, AerialSphere 360-degree immersive and interactive maps have quickly become a crucial sales tool. The maps are a central component of his iFoundAgent provided marketing platform. Hahn is with West USA Realty, one of the largest real estate firms in Arizona, with some 2,000 agents and 18 office locations. He leverages the new mapping technology throughout his communications with clients and potential clients. Hahn incorporates links to his 3D maps in automated personalized email offers to new clients for free marketing analysis. For existing clients, he provides links to a map showing the final price on recent neighborhood home sales. "The first thing that pops up is this giant 3D map showing homes and an indicator showing the final sales price," Hahn explained. "These maps are interactive and allow you to fly through neighborhoods in a way that feels like you are there. You can see the topography. It's not flat like all other maps. "In Phoenix, we live in a valley, with mountain ranges surrounding us. We also are a very active community. People hike our mountains or want to ride a horse or a bike through them. These maps are the most powerful way to figure out where a house is in relationship to all of our outdoor activities, from mountains to parks to schools. It's simply the coolest thing ever," Hahn said. DJ Vegh co-founder, President at AerialSphere notes his mapping technology appeals not just to residential real estate, but has significant applications for commercial real estate. He said CB Commercial Real Estate is also piloting its maps and using its API (application program interface). Vegh explained that AerialSphere's unique mapping technology has business application opportunities for industries that collectively contribute more than one-third of the US annual GDP (gross domestic product). "AerialSphere serves the four largest drivers of the US economy: real estate, state and local governments, insurance, and travel industries," Vegh said. Real estate (including renting and leasing) is the largest sector of the US economy, accounting for 13% of our national GDP ($1.898 trillion). The housing sector employs more than 1.9 million people. State and local governments rank second and represent 9% of US national GDP ($1.336 trillion) and employ 7.4 million people. Finance and insurance account for 8% of US national GDP ($1.136 trillion). The insurance industry alone employs 2.69 million people. And travel represents 7.8% of our national GDP ($1.1 trillion). The US travel industry employs 5.29 million people. AerialSphere uses a patented four-step process. This patented process includes the rapid capture of immersive aerial maps, the ability to integrate latitude and longitude to match each image pixel, connect location-based API data to its immersive map viewer, and provide detailed user interaction tracking. AerialSphere is mapping the US, rapidly capturing a massive array of 360-degree immersive aerial spherical images over large urban areas. Able to cover an average of 120 square miles per hour, AerialSphere can cover an average-sized US metropolitan area in a few hours. More information about AerialSphere can be found at its website, AerialSphere.com, as well as at iFoundAgent's website, ifoundagent.com. About AerialSphere AerialSphere is changing how the world views maps. Its multi-patented technology mass captures immersive 360-degree aerial photos and then matches each pixel to its longitude and latitude coordinates. AerialSphere enables an immersive, 3D-type experience that is transforming real estate and travel search while powering applications for the insurance industry and governments. Backed by private equity firm Jokake Companies, AerialSphere mapping brings a true perspective to every location, from viewing homes for sale or street addresses to show the most accurate proximity of schools, parks, churches, or other points of interest. Learn more at AerialSphere.com.
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RPR Adds Qualified Opportunity Zones
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Powerful Map Enhancements Come to the RPR App
Now, get to where you want to go faster with a new map display on the RPR app. A button on the map screen expands to display a host of icons representing our most popular search features, such as distance, travel time, traffic, schools and more. To begin, login to your RPR app. Tap on the neighborhood name displayed at the top of the screen to navigate to the map, and draw your attention to the More icon (...) in the lower right corner of the screen. Here's what you will find: Distance Search Want to search for properties within a given radius? Tap Distance then use the slider to select a radius of 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, or 25 miles. The map displayed will create a circle that is the selected distance from the center point to the edge of the circle. Select Apply and you're set to go. Travel Time Travel time estimates are another compelling map option. You'll be prompted to pick either Walk or Drive, then to choose the day and time, and up to a two-hour drive time to reveal listings according to your buyer's criteria.   Traffic Counts Traffic measure the number of vehicles passing by or near your subject property per day, in amounts from up to 6,000 per day to over 100,000 per day. Map View Tap Map View to quickly switch between: Street view Satellite view Hybrid view   Draw The Draw option is also handy when you want to search in a specified area. Use your finger to mark the boundaries of an area and then select, Redo search in this area to reveal listings. Note that you may be prompted to zoom in for the function to work properly. Parcels To see boundaries for a given property, check out the new Parcel lines function. This feature can be easily turned on/off by tapping the map icon. Schools For a Schools search, tap the icon and then select Nearby Schools or Full Schools Search. Select the Search Area; Geography or School District, and then the School type: Elementary, Middle or High School. You can even search for a specific school directly from this page: "Optional – Enter school name." Tap on a school to see its details. And once you have the school displayed, create an RPR School Report right from your mobile device. If you select Find Nearby Properties, you see all properties that are within the school's attendance zone. To view the original post, visit the RPR blog.
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Matterport Enhances Immersive 3D Media Platform with Betas for Google Street View Publishing and Faster Space Capture
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Matterport Partners with Google to Help Businesses Better Market Online
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2017 -- Immersive media technology company Matterport today announced a partnership with Google to enable the publication of immersive Matterport content to Google Street View. Starting this summer, owners of Matterport Spaces will be able to directly publish to Google Street View with the click of a button through the newly-launched Street View Publish API. The 3D scans will appear and be accessible almost instantaneously on Google Maps and in Google Search results, driving additional traffic to businesses' websites. "Matterport is excited to partner with Google to enhance the way business owners market to customers around the world," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "Our all-in-one solution helps businesses promote their venues and provide a preview of what customers can expect. Because the Matterport solution uses 3D data to automate the capture and content creation process, our customers are able to very easily produce a superior consumer experience on Google Street View and the web. This will help drive online consumer engagement and generate site visits for businesses." Matterport's large and growing customer base spans a range of industries from residential and commercial real estate to hotels, restaurants, multifamily, vacation rentals, and scenic points of interest. With each capture, venue owners can get 2D photos, 3D and virtual reality (VR) models, video, and other digital media assets. What further sets Matterport apart is that it is the most immersive customer experience available on the web and in Google Street View, in terms of consistency, image quality, and 3D transitions. "Street View is a beloved brand because it helps prospective travelers/guests/customers gain the confidence of being there – before they go. In our quest to help people remotely navigate places, a sense of immersion has been key, so we're always keeping tabs on companies that take immersion to the next level. Matterport offers one of the most impressively realistic consumer experiences I've seen," said Charles Armstrong, Street View product manager. "Bringing the Matterport experience to Google Street View will be a game changer for businesses looking to better market themselves, and for the photographers who serve them." "Since Matterport is completely automated, photographers and service providers like myself can publish direct to Google Street View instead of stitching together disparate 360 photos and linking constellations," said Chris Petracco, President of TrustedPhoto DC, a Google Street View trusted contributor and Matterport Service Partner. "That, combined with Matterport's ability to deliver realistic captures in a variety of formats, means I can give my customers more assets in less time. All of this translates into better value and faster turnaround for the venue owner, less time on site to do the scan, and ultimately lower costs for me to deliver my service. This can be a real advantage for venues, both large and small, as well as service providers." Google Street View supports 2.5D transitions using just the sort of geometry that Matterport generates. By connecting Google Street View to Matterport's publishing service, a best-in-class authoring service and best-in-class discovery platform have come together to provide the definitive business virtual tour pairing. Starting this summer, customers will be able to access the new Publish to Google Street View capability through Matterport's beta program. Venue owners can get a Matterport scan today, via a service provider, and publish it to Google Street View once the publish capability is live. Interested customers can sign up for Matterport's beta program, and will be contacted when the beta program is available. Founded in 2011, Matterport has revolutionized the way businesses in real estate, hospitality, travel, entertainment, construction, and other sectors generate revenue. Matterport's easy-to-use device captures immersive 3D tours, virtual reality experiences, Google Street View inside view tours, 3D and 2D floor plans, guided tours and more. The all-in-one technology requires little to no training and a 2,000 square foot space can be captured in an hour. To date, over 500,000 spaces have been captured, generating more than 150 million "visits" across 80 countries. Since VR was offered for all models in Q4 2016, Matterport has seen VR usage explode, clocking over 3 million pano views. To view more Matterport Spaces, please visit the Matterport Gallery. To learn more about becoming a Matterport Service Provider, visit our Service Provider Program. About MatterportHeadquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to- end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on Web, mobile devices and VR headsets. The Matterport Pro Camera and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. To learn more, visit matterport.com, the Matterport Community.
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Traffic count data arrives in RPR Commercial and mobile
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More Walk Score Data in More Ways
At Walk Score we're committed to helping people find walkable places to live with easy access to the people and places they love. As part of our ongoing effort to make more data available to more people, we're excited to announce the expansion of our API offerings. Based on user feedback, we're now offering Walk Score, Transit Score and Bike Score in a single API. Additionally, for the first time ever you will be able to add a Score Details report to your website with our Score Details API, making it easier for visitors to your site to understand their Walk Score. Score API example: Use the Walk Score API to get the Walk Score, Transit Score and for the first time ever, Bike Score for any location. Allow visitors to your website to search for or filter properties by Walk Score. Transit Score is available in 500+ cities and Bike Score is available in 150+ cities. Score Details API example: The Score Details Report explains the Walk Score of a location and shows which categories are more or less walkable. For example, a home or apartment might have great walkability for restaurants and shopping but not for parks and schools. We use the Score Details API on walkscore.com to provide users with insight into their Walk Score and now we're making this data available to add to your website and mobile apps. Public Transit API example: Transit data is available from 350+ transit agencies with more data being added all the time. Display the distance from your listings to nearby transit stops or enable search near transit on your site. Travel Time API example: Many Walk Score users are familiar with our Travel Time API shown here in use on Walk Score Apartment Search. We're pleased to announce the official return of this hidden gem. Use the Travel Time API on your site to rapidly calculate travel times between places and visualize travel times on a map. Engage your site visitors by allowing them to explore their commute time. Sign up for an API key or contact us to get started. Walkability, Real Estate and Public Health Data In addition to expanding our API offerings, we're also making more data available for analysts and researchers. Opportunity Score: Opportunity Score assigns an address a rating, from zero to 100, that represents how easy it is to get to nearby jobs without a car. Scores also consider the local population to reflect the fact that places with more people likely have more competition for local jobs. Opportunity Score data is now available in a spreadsheet. Predictive Analysis We're also excited to announce a custom predictive analysis service to help developers and planners assess the impact of proposed development. The scope of the analysis can be tailored to your unique needs including the impact on Walk Score, walkshed and amenity access and depth of choice. Contact us to learn more about using Walk Score data in your research and analysis. To view the original post, visit the Walk Score blog.
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CoreLogic Expands Location-Based Intelligence to Include Building Footprint Data
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CoreLogic Reaches Milestone with Expanded National Parcel Boundary Coverage
  IRVINE, California, March 3, 2016 – CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today announced that its proprietary property parcel database, has been expanded to cover more than 144 million parcel boundaries and unique parcel point locations. ParcelPoint®, which includes patented technology, is the largest and most comprehensive parcel database in the U.S., covering 97 percent of parcels and all land-use types in 2,775 counties. The enhanced parcel database consists of national standardized spatial data on 140.3 million parcel boundaries with an additional 4.5 million unique parcel "centroid" locations that provide the geographic location, physical address, ownership information and detailed characteristics of an individual property. While both parcel boundaries and parcel points contain highly accurate positional location information, parcel boundaries provide more complete information about the entire expanse of a parcel rather than just a single "point" location. The extensive coverage of the broader parcel boundary data from CoreLogic is unique because it provides more comprehensive property information. Data is sourced from public records in various formats and quality checked for geometric errors, positional accuracy and attribution. The parcels are standardized for consistency and accuracy to create uniform information for widespread use. ParcelPoint data is also linked to additional public record data that CoreLogic maintains which provides property attributes in 150 distinct categories. These provide data intelligence on everything from zoning and land use to details on roof type and number of bedrooms. CoreLogic is the only known parcel provider that employs the National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA) to quantifiably assess the spatial accuracy of its data. "Access to a consistently accurate and up-to-date national parcel database is something that governments and businesses alike have been struggling with historically," said Steve Brewer, senior vice president for CoreLogic Insurance and Spatial Solutions. "As more and more data has become available from various sources, the need for a standardized and highly accurate, comprehensive database that covers the entire country has only increased." Parcel data, which is defined by latitude and longitude coordinates, is important to local, state and federal governments to inform and support property taxing activity and real estate development, including management of zoning, permitting and code enforcement. For industries such as oil and gas, telecommunications, utilities and insurance, access to relevant and accurate parcel data is a critical component of accurate risk assessment, pricing and decision making. "Maximizing practical use of data to automate workflow and make better decisions is becoming table stakes in every industry," said Brewer. "Utilizing the right data that is vetted, quality controlled, and standardized for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in practical application will lead to better business decisions and increased profitability." More information about CoreLogic parcel data can be found at http://www.corelogic.com/parcelpoint About CoreLogic CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Onboard Informatics Partners with Maponics
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Walk Score Launches Crime Grade for Homes and Apartments
A high face tells you that you're close to the people and places you love. But is the neighborhood safe from crime? Today Walk Score announcing Crime Grade, the first measure of crime safety for a home or apartment that accurately measures your personal risk. Crime Grade is an A – D rating that tells you how likely you are to be affected by crime. Crime Grade is an A-D rating for an address. Why Does it Matter? Crime safety is a top concern for people looking for apartments and shopping for homes. What matters most is your per capita risk of being affected by crime. Other crime maps and statistics often make walkable neighborhoods with lots of people (e.g. Downtowns) seem unsafe because they only measure how many crimes are reported — not the per capita crime rate. The Walk Score Crime Grade is computed using a patent-pending system that aggregates crimes near an address and weights crimes by severity and distance. We calculate a per capita crime rate for an address based on the total population (residents and workers) in the area. Crime rates are then compared against city-wide rates and converted into a letter grade. We have a separate Crime Grade for personal crime (e.g. robbery or violent crime that affects a person) and property crime (e.g. burglary or theft that affects property). This allows you to accurately compare your crime risk between addresses in a city. For example, below are two maps of crime in Chicago. The map on the left shows reported crimes and makes Downtown Chicago appear quite dangerous. The Walk Score crime map on the right shows the Crime Grade (e.g. your per capita risk of being affected by crime) in this area. Although there are a lot of crimes reported in Downtown Chicago, there are so many people that your personal risk is still low. Available for Every Address in 16 Cities Crime Grades are available in the 16 cities listed below where police departments make their crime reports publicly available: Atlanta Austin Baltimore Chicago Denver Houston Los Angeles Louisville-Jefferson Oakland Philadelphia Portland Raleigh Sacramento San Francisco Seattle Washington D.C. Crime Grades are available today on all Walk Score apartment and rental listings in the cities above and will be rolling out to every address in these cities soon. If you want to get your Crime Grade right away, just tweet @walkscore with your address and we'll send you a link to your Crime Grade. We've been working on our Crime Grade methodology for over a year. We initially launched neighborhood crime comparisons in the summer of 2013. Please send us your feedback, we'd love to hear what you think. To view the original article, visit WalkScore. 
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Maponics and Realtors Property Resource Partnership Provides Walkability Rankings to Over 1 Million NAR REALTOR® Members
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INRIX Teams With RE/MAX To Help Buyers Find The Perfect Home
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 -- On the eve of the 2014 Real Estate Connect Conference, the leading traffic information and driver services provider INRIX and global real estate franchisor announced a collaboration that will make Remax.com the first national real estate brand website to give prospective homebuyers the ability to identify and compare home listings based on preferred commute times rather than distance to work. The new search tool called INRIX Drive Time™ provides consumers with an easy, visual means to find all homes for sale within a specific drive time between respective properties and their work address, schools or other important locations based on typical travel times at rush hour and throughout the day. "Buying a home is the single largest financial decision most of us will ever make and drive time is a quality-of-life issue to buyers. For many, it's as important as the neighborhood and good schools," said RE/MAX Technology Strategy Officer John Smiley, "INRIX is the perfect choice to provide drive time data since leading automakers, news media and governments already rely upon them for vital traffic information. We're taking the guesswork out of one of consumers most important purchase criteria – their commute." According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 73 percent of all homebuyers consider drive time to work a key purchase criterion. Additionally, the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey found 88 percent of American commuters travel to work by car. More than 600,000 of those commuters face commutes of at least 50 miles from home taking at least 90 minutes each way. Remax.com will bring INRIX Drive Time to customers in all 50 states beginning with New Jersey in the first quarter of 2014. To determine drive times using this new feature, potential homebuyers simply enter the addresses of the locations most important to them as part of their search criteria. The tool automatically shows neighborhoods and properties that meet their desired travel time. "In a world measured in miles, we measure it in minutes," said INRIX General Manager of GeoAnalytics Kevin Foreman. "Using INRIX Drive Time , RE/MAX is able to help agents better serve clients with insight invaluable to consumers' pursuit of the perfect home." INRIX Drive Time is powered by traffic information sourced from the INRIX Traffic Intelligence Platform, which analyzes data from a variety of public and private sources ranging from government road sensors, official accident and incident reports to real-time traffic speeds crowd-sourced from a community of approximately 100 million drivers. INRIX analyzes of traffic speeds also factors in impacts common to the day of the week, season, local holidays, current and forecasted weather, accidents and road construction giving drivers insight that helps them save time, fuel and avoid frustration every day.1 INRIX real-time traffic information is refreshed every minute then archived into an historical database updated every 6 weeks ensuring RE/MAX always has the most current drive time information . INRIX real-time traffic information has been found accurate within 3 mph of actual traffic speeds under all driving conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Source: I-95 Coalition Validation of INRIX Data Summary Report. About the RE/MAX Network RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 90,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 90 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. About INRIX INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world. Our vision is simple – to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce. Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services reach more than 150 million drivers to help them save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering nearly 4 million miles of road in 37 countries. For more information visit us at www.INRIX.com.
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Trulia Releases New Map Visualizations to Inform Home Buyers Where Hurricanes, Wildfires, and Tornadoes Historically Strike
SAN FRANCISCO, August 15, 2013 –Trulia, Inc., a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, continues to provide users with the inside scoop by releasing three new interactive natural hazard maps pinpointing areas across the United States that are prone to hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. Understanding the risk of natural disasters is an important consideration for home buyers across the country. In 2010, the federal government declared a record of 81 natural disasters occurred during the year, while in 2011 a new record was set for disaster declarations with twelve separate billion-dollar weather/climate disasters with the aggregate damage totaling approximately $52 billion. Then in 2012, the federal government declared on 99 separate occasions that a major disaster existed after a natural hazard had occurred. "Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions a consumer will ever make, but it's often hard for home shoppers to get information about the potential risks and impact of natural hazards like those we've had in recent years," said Lee Clancy, VP of Consumer Products. "When Hurricane Sandy hit, we knew we had to provide more information on natural hazards to our consumers. With these new maps, users will be able to visualize where their dream home is located relative to where natural hazards have hit. And best of all, Trulia provides this rich information to consumers for free, so make sure you check these natural hazard maps before you sign on the dotted line." Details of the New Trulia Natural Hazard Visualizations Map Hurricanes: Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 1950-2012, the map shows dark purple cells indicating accumulated wind energy over time. The hurricanes are displayed via tracks on the map, with the size of the track representing the power of the storm. Wildfire Risk: Based on the US Forest Service data from 2001-2010, the wildfire risk map shows recent fire perimeters and fire potentials. Red and orange denote higher risk of fire, while green represents less risk. Tornadoes: Also using data from NOAA, the tornado map layer displays the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which shows accumulated energy from tornadoes, along with tracks for each storm from 1950-2011. Similar to the hurricane map layer, the size of the track on the tornado map indicates the power of the windstorm. Trulia's visualizations are accessible on the web by visiting Trulia Local. Users simply select a city, then access a menu on the left-hand side to see details like properties, home values, crimes, schools, commute times, amenities and rental rates. The interactive maps also include the environmental risk of floods and earthquakes, which were launched in May – and now hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. To find the metros that are least prone to natural disasters, Trulia used the data that powers its natural hazards maps and calculated the average risk within each metro area for each of the five major natural disasters featured on the layered heat maps. Top 10 U.S. Housing Markets at Lower-Risk of Natural Disasters # U.S. Metro Asking home price per SQFT 1 Syracuse, NY* $89 2 Cleveland, OH $80 3 Akron, OH $81 4 Buffalo, NY $93 5 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD $174 6 Dayton, OH $72 7 Allentown, PA-NJ $109 8 Chicago, IL $113 9 Denver, CO $129 10 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI $94 * The data on flood risk, which comes from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), is incomplete for Syracuse and for several other metros not on the ten lower-risk list. Please visit Trulia Trends for more details about the study and the methodology behind this list. ABOUT TRULIA, INC. Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) gives home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Trulia has unique info on the areas people want to live that can't be found anywhere else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, commute times, amenities, rental rates, environmental risks of floods, earthquakes, and other natural hazards such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes, and even ask the local community questions. Real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via our hyper-local advertising services, social recommendations, and top-rated mobile real estate apps. Trulia is headquartered in downtown San Francisco. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, Inc.
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Donotrent.com Adds Google Map to Search Rentals
Chicago, IL – April 22, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) – Donotrent.com is the newest rental review and social networking site. Users can search, post and chat about reviews of apartments, student housing, rental homes, vacation rentals and more in every city in the United States. The architects of Donotrent.com recently added an integrated navigational map with Google Maps API. Users at Donotrent.com can view rental property reviews by city, ratings and narrow their look to a specific city or street using the search map. Each property is plotted on the map with a pin that includes the property name, number of reviews, rating with a link to the detailed property page. This makes the rental review search process easier for users to see nearby properties and ratings before clicking on a property page for additional information. “We believe that searching rental reviews by means of maps will allow users to easily find properties in order to write a review or read reviews in order to help them make an informed decision about renting a specific property.” said Mike Cerny, founder of Donotrent.com. To search, post and chat about rental property reviews and to compare properties using Google Maps please visit Donotrent.com. Read the original press release by Mark Winters.
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