RentJungle is new real estate rental search site.
According to their press release:
Rentjungle.com works much like Google in that it scours the Internet and pulls together apartment listings from a variety of sites. It one ups Google by focusing solely on apartment searches and displaying results either on a simple, interactive map or as a listing with links to Google street views. So you can get an idea of what awaits outside your front window without having to physically visit the placeâ€”especially useful if youâ€™re moving to a new city or want to apartment hunt at 2am. (emphasis added)
Here's how easy it is to search on the website. Enter address, city or zip.Â Interestingly, you can search for rentals near colleges.Â It searches many websites, including Craigslist, Sublet.com,Â and Apartments.com.
Or, you can search it out on Facebook and share it with a friend:
Besides being able to search for apartments in a city, including neighborhoods, it has a Facebook application you can add to your Facebook page. Â It lets you search on Facebook for apartments and share the results with your friends.
Rent Jungle has launched an apartment search and sharing application that is first of its kind in the apartment industry. You canÂ search for apartments using our Facebook Apartment App without even leaving the Facebook site. You can share apartments and invite your friends to comment. Best of all, it is free! Try it! (emphasis added)
It also has a rent comparison tool to see if you are paying too much for rent.Â Interesing.
Who's the guy in the Jungle?
Behind the site is Rick Ferris, a real estate broker with over 30 years experience in residential and commercial realty.Â Heâ€™s sold or leased over $400 million in commercial property and has earned the CoStar Power Broker Award every year since 2002.
I'm going to have to pass Rent Jungle to my son, who's looking for an apartment in Manhattan.