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Trulia Users ‘Walk the Neighborhood’ with Google Street View

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RISMEDIA, April 10, 2008-Trulia.com announced that it is the first national real estate search website to incorporate Google Maps Street ViewTM technology that will give home buyers a street-level view of homes listed on the site.

With Trulia’s new feature, the company says that home buyers can not only search over 60 million properties on Trulia, but also take advantage of Street View imagery, which offers 360 degree views from public streets, to get a better sense for a given neighborhood. This true view of a home’s surroundings allows consumers to virtually “walk the neighborhood” and discover nearby amenities such as parks, cafes or schools.

“Our users tell us that they are looking to move into a community, not just a house. With the addition of Google Maps Street View, consumers can see everything they need to know about a home on Trulia without ever leaving the comfort of their couch,” said Pete Flint, co-founder and CEO of Trulia. “With Street View now available on Trulia, you can get the true view of a neighborhood and narrow down your choices before ever making a visit.”

Trulia says that consumers can find the Google Street View feature integrated seamlessly in the over 40 metropolitan areas where it is currently available. For all 60+ million property pages on Trulia, Google Maps will be updated with the Street View feature as new areas are added. Home buyers, sellers and owners can also find newly added local school info, comparable for sale and sold properties and real time local market info, among other Trulia features.

“We’re pleased to be working with Trulia to integrate Google Street View to enhance the real estate search experience,” said Jeff Martin, product marketing manager at Google. “This feature gives people a simple way to find and explore neighborhoods and ultimately make more informed decisions.”

Examples of Trulia’s StreetView integration:

Street View imagery is currently available in over 40 cities: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Anchorage, AK; Austin, TX; Boise, ID; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Fairbanks, AK; Ft. Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Juneau, AK; Kansas City, KS; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Manchester, NH: Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PN; Portland, OR; Providence, RI; Richmond, VA; Rockford, IL; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Schenectady, NY; Spokane, WA; St. Paul, MN; St. Petersburg, FL; Tampa, FL; Tucson, AZ.

For more information, visit www.trulia.com.

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