API unable to find property that Zillow.com can

I have a test property "4973 Westpark Dr" in 91601 that will pull up on Zillow.com, but it will not pull up through the API. I've tested a few homes on that street and they also have the problem. 

 

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  • January 25 2008 - US
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I just did a getzestimate call with zpid = 20018938 and got the right result.

 

What api call are you using?

  • January 25 2008
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I'm assuming you are using the getsearchresults call -- please post the exact API call you're making (but leave out the zws-id) so that we can better diagnose the problem.

  • January 25 2008
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Yes, it is the getsearchresults call. My code is working for other properties in the area (Not on Westpark). I did a sanity check using the http://www.southernwinds.com/values/ site. They had the same problem.

 

http://www.zillow.com/webservice/GetSearchResults.htm?zws-id=""&address=4973+Westpark+Dr&citystatezip=91601"

  • January 25 2008
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BTW, Drew - Posted this problem in the data inconsistencies thread too. I also did a sanity check on this address on yahoo's version of your api and got the same result. All the homes on Capella Dr. NW get the same result.

 

255 (265, 245, 205...) Capella Dr. NW, 98027 result in errors.

 

This page will show you the "good" zillow and the "bad" zillow. The form at the top is a basic api start, the form at the bottom is straight code for adding zillow search - no api. Test the address, you'll see the problem.

http://www.goliveloans.com/zillow/?addrstrthood=255+capella+dr.+NW&citystatezip=98027&x=0&y=0

  • January 29 2008
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Thank you - our development team is looking into this.

  • January 29 2008
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I just used this ending to the getsearchresults call and got a successful match:

 

address=255+Capella+Dr.+NW&citystatezip=98027

  • February 14 2008
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Jay-

I've moved your thread here.

  • February 25 2008
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