May 16, 2006

I Remember When...

Am I the only one who had never heard of THIS website where you plug in your address and it tells you the value of your home?

I just found that our little tiny crappy first starter home that had a yard so small that we could never get the lawn mower to work right as it was never on long enough to fully break in, a yard so small we could have mowed it in less than 10 minutes with a weedwacker, is now worth nearly $400,000.

Holy crap.

We sold it for a little over a quarter of that. And barely broke even. We couldn't get rid of it. Good Lord.

Posted by Boudicca at May 16, 2006 08:10 PM | TrackBack

O- My- Gawd...

The itty bitty house I grew up in (940SF) is now worth almost $600k.

Guess that's California for you!

Posted by: Rave at May 16, 2006 09:43 PM

This site is completely wrong about my place. It says it's one story, the wrong square footage and it shows the buildings down the street in the pictures. Not very reliable.

Posted by: Morrigan at May 17, 2006 08:40 AM

A friend of mine was showing me this the other day. The bird's eye views of *my* house were way accurate. It was amazing (and a bit disconcerting) to see the detail that was available...

Posted by: Richmond at May 17, 2006 01:49 PM

That site has caused a lot of issues.
It isn't accurate.
A very interesting point is that if you look at the "history" of the price on the house, it will show a dramatic change in value about the time that website went online..... Some areas went up by 20% in 4 months, some went down by more. It's like the people managing the data are trying to draw attention to their product - good or bad....

Posted by: _Jon at May 17, 2006 07:00 PM

Well, excellent. I sold my home in St Paul for more than this site says it's worth. :)

Posted by: Jody Halsted at May 18, 2006 04:18 PM

It doesn't have my house right either. It shows my address about 3 houses down from where I actually live, and says it's 4 bed/1.5 bath, when it's not. But it is pretty interesting!

Posted by: AFSister at May 19, 2006 03:07 PM