Real estate site offers Google Street View

Trulia builds Google Street View into its real estate search results, letting people check the neighborhood of a property for sale.

Trulia builds a Google Street View into its real estate search results in areas where it's available, letting people check the neighborhood of a property for sale.
Trulia builds a Google Street View into its real estate search results in areas where it's available, letting people check the neighborhood of a property for sale. Trulia

Trulia, a residential real estate search engine, has incorporated Google Maps Street View into its Web pages, the company said Wednesday.

The combination presents Google's view of a particular property from the road and lets users virtually pivot around to see the surrounding area. It works in the 40 cities where Google has supplied imagery for its Street View service.

It's nothing that couldn't have been done manually before by typing an address into a separate window with the Google view, or likely even with an on-page mashup, but having the curbside vantage readily available is certainly handy, and Google worked with Trulia to integrate the feature, the search giant said.

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