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Web tool enables consumers to map out next home purchase

Windermere launches PropertyPoint
Published on Apr 12, 2004

Home buyers and sellers who visit Windermere.com now can search for home listings using a new tool that displays listings using map coordinates and visual landmarks, the company said today. PropertyPoint enables home shoppers to "click and zoom" to identify listings in a favorite region, neighborhood or one single block. Users also can take a virtual drive through selected search areas and view homes that match their personal criteria on a map. This map can then be zoomed in and out to reveal identifiable landmarks, bodies of water and even parks and schools in close proximity to a particular home. "Using Windermere's PropertyPoint map search is like taking a virtual drive through the neighborhood," Windermere VP of Technology Michael Rahmn said. Visitors to Windermere's Web site can begin a free home search by clicking a state on the site's Western U.S. map or by selecting the "search for properties" tab. Once the a state has been selected, users are directed to a detailed searc...

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