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Movoto Real Estate Mapsearch Evolution

ddai in Movoto.com, Product Blog   •   0 comments Sep 30, 2011

Movoto Real Estate Mapsearch Over Timehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=mapsearchevolution-110930141713-phpapp02&stripped_title=movoto-real-estate-mapsearch-over-time&userName=movoto We set out this year to improve our much loved Mapsearch feature. It was the foundation of our site when it fist launched in 2005. We were one of the first, if not the first, sites to offer a map based real estate search. However, we had not updated

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Movoto Real Estate Mapsearch Evolution

in Movoto.com, Product Blog   •   0 comments Sep 30, 2011

Movoto Real Estate Mapsearch Over Time We set out this year to improve our much loved Mapsearch feature. It was the foundation of our site when it fist launched in 2005. We were one of the first, if not the first, sites to offer a map based real estate search. However, we had not updated

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Make Your Home Greener…with 9 Lawn Maintenance Tips

Stephanie in Green Homes, Homeownership, House Features, Real Estate Tips, Seller Tips   •   4 comments Sep 29, 2011

Most homeowners know the value in installing new windows to lower power bills or in keeping your home protected during the winter by properly winterizing the exterior and interior. But have you thought about your yard lately? Chances are, you probably haven’t. Like most people, you have bigger concerns — things like paying your mortgage

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A Tale of French Novelty Real Estate: Once a Garage, Now a Home

Stephanie in Architecture, Design, Discounted Homes, Historic, Novelty Real Estate, Real Estate, Square Footage   •   1 comment Sep 28, 2011

Recently, Movoto told you about a man who turned a dumpster into a luxury home. Now, meet a Frenchman who decided to transform an old garage into his own personal bit of novelty real estate. The garage in question (called the Maison garage, if the title of the accompanying video is to be believed) is

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What Pricey Zip Codes Can Expect From New Jumbo Mortgage Rules

Stephanie in Homebuyers, Homes for Sale, Los Angeles Real Estate, Market Trends   •   1 comment Sep 27, 2011

Here’s some general real estate news that, for once, will not affect the majority of homeowners who own of the majority of homes in the vast majority of U.S. housing markets: Starting October 1, 2011, new jumbo mortgage rules will go into effect, dropping the size of jumbo mortgages that qualify for purchase by mortgage

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5 Listing Photo Fails

in Novelty Real Estate   •   2 comments Sep 26, 2011



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Login Re-Design: How We Arrived at Beauty

in Movoto.com, Product Blog, Real Estate   •   0 comments Sep 23, 2011

When Movoto celebrated its 5th anniversary earlier this year it dawned on us that certain parts of the site had not been touched in 5 years. The one part of the site that we see everyday, multiple times a day, is the login screen. There really wasn’t anything wrong with it, it was super functional

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2012 Housing Market: 10 Areas Anticipating Further Collapse This Year

Stephanie in Florida, Market Trends, Median Home Price, Opinions, Southern California   •   5 comments Sep 22, 2011

U.S. housing markets over the last several years have been dismal, to say the least. It’s my sad duty to report that the fortunes of the 2012 housing market aren’t looking much brighter, even in areas that have already suffered major losses. In fact, many of these same markets that have already significantly crashed are

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Living the High Life in Ultra-Expensive Luxury Penthouses

Stephanie in Apartments, Florida, Homes for Sale, Listings, Los Angeles Real Estate, Market Trends, Novelty Real Estate, Southern California, Square Footage   •   0 comments Sep 21, 2011

Apparently the market for luxury penthouses didn’t get the memo about the steep drop in home prices. Or at least that’s the conclusion one has to come to upon seeing the prices for a few select luxury penthouses from metropolitan areas across the United States. Yahoo! Real Estate and Forbes, along with some assistance from

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Borrowers: We Have 5 Home Refinance Tips for You

Stephanie in Homeownership, Interest Rates, Real Estate Tips   •   0 comments Sep 20, 2011

Most people are aware that we presently have some of the lowest mortgage rates in history, meaning that those currently stuck with high interest rates are dying to refinance and significantly lower their rate. Unfortunately, since most people are aware of this fact, that means you may get lost in the shuffle as homeowners inundate

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