Another week, another real-estate search site. DotHomes has gone live in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and it is now launching in the United States.
The free site offers short descriptions of properties to buy or rent, then links to agent sites. Looks fairly standard, except it also offers heat maps of local prices and enables video uploads for home sellers who think photos just don't do their home justice.
The DotHomes launch and the an article in The New York Times finding that real-estate sites are booming despite the drop in home sales.last week would seem to bolster the premise of
As Spencer Rascoff, chief financial officer at Zillow.com, put it: "In a down market, buyers, sellers, and agents need more tools."