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Google Maps adds property listings: Google your dream home

There goes the neighbourhood. Google Maps now displays properties for sale or rent

Google is moving in to the property market. You can now view properties for sale or rent with real estate listings displayed on Google Maps.

Properties for rent or sale by estate agents and property Web sites are pinned to the map, letting you zoom about and search by area. You can filter your results by type of property, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and minimum and maximum price.

Click a property and you'll see more information, including the date it was posted, which sites it appears on, and Street View. Click through to the agent or site to take things further.

Listings appear today from Zoopla, PropertyLive, Ezylet, SmartNewHomes, Vebra, Property Pal, Spicer Haart, Countrywide, and Zoomf.

It's not as sophisticated as Globrix, another site that aggregates property listings and adds the ability to save searches and properties, notifying you of changes. Because Globrix also sticks properties on a Google Map, it too lets you look at Street View.

Pack up and move to at maps.google.co.uk/realestate to search for your next dream house. We're hoping this will be followed by a new setting in Google Translate that interprets Estate Agent -- "studio property, great potential, lively area" translating to "cupboard, falling down, slum".