Here’s hoping IE 8 is browser enough to take on PadMapper. Sorry if that was ranty, but I wasted most of the day debugging IE-related issues.
Anyway, the two main new things for today are:Â
- PadMapper is now extracting the number of bathrooms from the descriptions of the listings (this is not perfect yet, so take the bathroom numbers with a grain of salt, especially if you see a place with 25 bathrooms but only 1 bedroom). This comes with a nifty slider to specify the minimum number you want. It might be a few days before there are a lot of listings with bathroom numbers – most are still unknown. Please flag any inaccurate listings.
- Sublets! A number of people asked for this, so here they are. When you’re looking around the city you’re interested in, you can turn off the visibility of sublet places, non-sublet places, or you can see or hide both. Look for the checkboxes at the bottom of the filter box. One thing to note – sometimes people list single room sublets as 2 or 3 bedroom places because that’s what the full apartment is, and this plays havok with the price per bedroom number. Feel free to mark these as inaccurate. Please let me know if these are frequent enough to be bothersome, and I’ll try tweaking the way it works.
I’ve got a couple of very cool things to work on soon that will hopefully make it easier to keep track of what has been seen. I’m also talking with a realtor about getting her no-fee listings up, so hopefully that’ll provide everyone with some higher-than-Craigslist-quality listings, at least in New York City. If anyone knows any realtors in NYC or elsewhere that might want their listings on here, please let me know.