Redfin Moves the Earth

There’s a pretty big technology change on Redfin.com today – the integration of Microsoft Virtual Earth as our underlying map platform. Redfin pioneered the use of satellite maps to display information about for sale homes. We built an in-house mapping solution using imagery acquired from various sources (mostly the USGS.) Since then a few other… Read More

Redfin's Mind: In the Sewer Again

In its discussion of Redfin’s MapStats technology, the New York Times‘ real estate blog notes that the pace of technology innovation has become “ferocious.” Of course, we agree. But such innovations aren’t always glamorous. For example, one insightful reader this evening asked that we incorporate information about sewer work permits on our map, which is… Read More