real estate and apartments for rent Rent vs. Buy


Trulia did not waste any time with its recent acquisition of the mapping startup Motivity.  Go to to check out "Rent" vs. "Sale" costs, mapped by major U.S. cities, pulling from sources, ",,, and Moody's" I am guessing that Trulia will be using the new data mapping capabilities on a variety of interactive reports in the future.

"Trulia's Q1 2011 Rent vs. Buy Index provides guidance to help you make a smart decision on whether it is better to rent or buy in each of America's 50 largest cities by population."

Other metrics availble are:

U.S. Cities Rent:Buy Ratio Rent:Buy Ratio Rent Price, List Price, Unemployment Foreclosures Job Growth Teams with ListGlobally



US real estate search engine is moving into international real estate search through a new partnership with ListGlobally.
ListGlobally was created by publisher Classified Ad Ventures to allow agents and developers to market their listings to buyers around the world through a network of leading property portals. It involves no contracts or set-up fees, charging a flat fee for for each listing which is active for 90 days.

At the moment, the ListGlobally network includes (UK), the network of portals (Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong), (UAE), (India), (Germany), (South Africa), (Greece), and (Russia) amongst others. says it will be ListGlobally’s exclusive partner in the US and plans to launch the international search feature in the first half of 2011 to address increased consumer interest in the global property market.

“We live in a global marketplace and more and more Americans are expanding their home search beyond US borders,” says Pete Flint, CEO and co-founder of “Our users are moving overseas for jobs or they may be interested in second homes and places to retire. We are excited to launch global search capabilities because it is important for us to establish as the one-stop shop for the real estate needs of all of our users.”

Portals soon to be added to the ListGlobally network include (France), (Spain), (Italy), (Poland) and (Global). The company says it plans to rapidly expand its listings throughout the year.

If any property portal, MLS or software provider is interested in partnering with ListGlobally, please send an email to


January 14, 2011 by Alice Allan