When you’re faced with a choice between two different things, be it shoes, phones or flights, most websites let you view options side by side, enabling you to weigh the pros and cons of all your choices without having to click back and forth between pages. This is equally as important in real estate. Comparing different homes side by side can be a snap. But how do you choose the city to start your search? What are home values doing in one neighborhood versus another? If you’re relocating, how do you gauge one housing market from the next?
Today, Zillow brings you Zillow Compare, a new search tool that allows you to enter two different regions and compare home values and demographic information for each region side by side. Enter any combination of states, cities, ZIP codes or neighborhoods, and Zillow Compare pulls useful statistics for both markets, like the Zillow Home Value Index (median home value), total homes sold in the past month and median household income, onto one page.
For real estate agents, Zillow Compare can provide a snapshot of two markets that new or relocating clients are exploring. Or, it can help agents to quickly familiarize themselves with the differences between two competing markets.
Whether you’re starting a house hunt or just want to see how two places stack up, Zillow Compare can round up all the key facts in one place to help make your real estate decision easier. From the Zillow homepage, you can find Zillow Compare by going to the “Local Info” tab and clicking “Compare Places.” Take it for a spin, and let us know what you think!