Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

3 of 5
BACKNEXT
Ferret out cheap houses
This spring Trulia.com launched a nationwide filter that enables consumers to search 3.2 million listings for price reductions. Enter a town or zip code, and reduced-price homes will come up.

Details include the number of times the price has dropped, the dates, by how much and the percentage of the reduction.

That's useful information: It can demonstrate that the seller is getting especially anxious about making the sale and consumers can adjust their offers accordingly.

If, for example, a home has gone through price cuts at regular intervals and is due for another, a buyer may want to wait a few days to make an offer.

The site also offers a new comparison feature that allows consumers to look at four listings side-by-side, making it easier to judge the home features and data.

"The tools can be used to take the pulse of the market today," said Ken Shuman, Trulia's head of communications.



NEXT: House hunt on YouTube
Last updated June 29 2009: 3:52 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Best-loved new cars of 2016 These cars are the most beloved among American drivers based on JD Power's annual survey of new vehicle buyers. More
This Indian university cranks out top-tier tech execs Many graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology have gone on to start and lead global tech companies. Here are a few of the most notable alums. More
Most valuable American car up for auction Carroll Shelby's own very first Shelby Cobra will be sold in August. It's almost certain to be the most valuable American car ever sold. More

Special Offer