New York, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2006
CityCribs.com, (http://www.citycribs.com) the popular housing marketplace for New York City apartment and home rentals and sales, launches CribsMap™, integrated with the popular Google Maps functionality.
CityCribs.com takes its home search to the next level by integrating the visual contextual elements of Google Maps with its comprehensive real estate database. With the new viewing interface, "mash-ups" allow the home seeker to search for New York City apartments and homes on a map (complete with property information), then link to receive full details for each listing.
"We're excited to introduce CribsMap because it brings a new interactive experience to people looking for New York homes," Gea Elika of CityCribs said. "We've had so much success with CityCribs that it made sense to expand our services and make it even easier to find a place to live."
Users are able to filter their CribsMap™ results by selecting a borough, property type, price and desired number of bedrooms. Once a request is entered, each apartment or house location is then overlaid onto a Google map. Each listing is displayed as a pushpin, and by clicking on the pushpin, a small window pops up with the property details, price and a thumbnail image.
The CribsMap™ interface allows for fast loading click-and-drag or zoom, and it features a satellite and hybrid option. Since mash-ups happen in real time, users receive up-to-the-minute visual property information.
Real-estate agents, landlords, buyers and renters alike can reap the benefits of CityCribs. The detailed CribsMap™ is helpful to agents and landlords by offering additional exposure to their real estate offerings on New York’s favorite housing marketplace at no additional charge.
Buyers and renters can utilize the map tool to choose listings with specific criteria (such as 2-bedroom apartments for $3,700 in Manhattan) and then see a map with all of the listings graphically represented. No sign-up is required.
Because of popular demand, CityCribs.com will soon add New Jersey, Los Angeles and Miami to its service. It plans to cover all major metropolitan U.S. cities in the near future.
Founded in January 2004, CityCribs (http://www.citycribs.com) is New York's fastest growing marketplace for apartment rentals and sales. CityCribs connects consumers with leading realtors and services. CityCribs is not a brokerage and does not collect a commission from sales or rentals; rather, it serves as an interactive community for home seekers and realtors. Today, the CityCribs community includes thousands of registered members and continues to grow at increasing speed.
Map Search: http://www.citycrybs.com/map/all.php
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