Yahoo unveiled its new Real Estate site today. The site now incorporates an interactive map displaying home price data filtered by location, price, and number of beds and baths. It draws its data from MLS listings, classified, foreclosures, and rentals. Yahoo has also fully integrated with high-profile and massively funded partner Zillow by using their technology to power a home value mashup with Yahoo maps. The new site will make life more difficult for the myriad of competing real estate websites, including newcomers such as Redfin, Trulia, Movoto, and RealEstateABC.com.
With the redesign, Yahoo supports finding and listing a house, researching the area (schools and community), finding a realtor, getting a mortgage (with local rates), and valuing your home. This makes for a far more comprehensive site than the price listings Trulia provides, yet doesn’t go as far as Redfin and Movoto by stepping in as the broker (note, however that these last two services are restricted to just a few geographic locations).