Search all of New York City's affordable housing by name, owner, year built, location, financing or physical information (for example by # of building violations in 2010). Or, you can research all sorts of demographic information from Crime to Education to employment to health to all sorts of housing informtion, to property tax to population, ethnic demographics and transportation.
The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy collects a broad array of data on demographics, neighborhood conditions, transportation, housing stock and other aspects of the New York City real estate market. We make our data directly available to the public through our new Data Search Tool, and publish comprehensive analyses of these data in our periodic reports.
The Data Search Tool is a new online application that provides direct access to New York City data collected by the Furman Center. Users can select from a range of variables to create customized maps, download tables, and track trends over time. Users are able to overlay never-before available information on privately-owned, publicly -subsidized housing programs collected through the Furman Center’s Subsidized Housing Information Project (SHIP). Information about how to use the Data Search Tool is available in our online guide.
From the Furman Center
Although many marketers think (myself included) that the novelty of deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial is wearing a bit thin (seriously, how glamorous will coupon-clipping ever be, even if you do it with friends...?), Keepsum.com has a new approach to the whole social commerce idea.
At the same time, the viral marketing buzz of daily deals remains a great way to generate exposure for new businesses and tools, and Keepsum offers deals strictly for the real estate industry. The tools they offer seem quite relevant to my needs and their mandate is fairly simple:
KeepSum is a group-buying service for business owners in the real estate industry. We offer up to 60% savings on the products and services you already use (and those you've been saving up for) to run your small business. We've got deals for almost every part of your business, including:
- Accounting Tools
- Training and Education
- Printing and Marketing Services
- Social Media Tools
- Tech Tools
- Website Development
- And anything else you think you may need
We're small business owners too and we know there are only two ways to increase your profits:
1- Increase sales and/or
2- Reduce expenses.
I look forward to seeing if this industry specific deals site develops, and the whole deal sites remain a viable business model in the long run.
What changes have taken place since Zillow acquired Postlets in April?
For one, last month we developed the ability for real estate agents, sellers, property managers, and landlords to post for-sale and for-rent listings directly from Zillow to Craigslist — for free!
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the Postlets Pro program is now free. That’s right — we are opening up this program, which was previously a paid, subscription-only program, to everyone, for free!
That means that starting today, all new for-rent and for-sale listings on Postlets are free and will include:
- up to 18 large photos
- a rich listings template with multiple tabs
- the ability to embed community information (i.e. Walk Score, school data)
- video capabilities
Previously, these enhanced listing features were only available to paying Postlets Pro subscribers. And, of course, Postlets is still committed to listing syndication, which distributes your listings across 13 real estate and social media websites.
Real estate agents, landlords, and property managers, we hope you are as excited about this announcement as we are! Start uploading your for-rent and for-sale listings to Postlets today, and continue to look to Zillow for innovative tools and resources to market your listings and grow your business.