Price per bedroom is back! Any other features that are sorely missed?
Archives for March 2016
Hi guys, continuing with the work of bringing the new site back up to parity with the old in terms of filtering functionality, I’ve just released a new version of the site that includes the old No Fee and Max Listing Age filters.
One thing to note on the max age filter, it filters based on the date when the listing was first added, rather than when it was last updated. If something was posted 100 days ago, it may still be available – many big complexes constantly have openings, and just update their listings daily to reflect pricing over time. The max age filter will, unfortunately, filter those out. So, just be careful with the power we’re giving you 🙂
No-Fee filters out listings that we’re sure have a fee, but there may be some that are tagged incorrectly. Please feel free to flag inaccurate listings.
Keep the feedback coming, and we’ll keep improving the new site! Thanks very much for your patience in the meantime.
Hi everyone, fulltext search is back! Next up, no-fee and filter by age. Sorry they didn’t make the relaunch.
A little primer on how the fulltext search works.
If you just put some words into the box, it’ll require that ALL of those words appear in the ad.
If you want to do something a bit more nuanced, there’s a pretty advanced query syntax you can use to get exactly what you want.
To get listings that include one OR the other, put a pipe character | between the words.
ex: bath | tub | garage will get listings that include any of the words bath, tub, or garage.
To only get listings that DON’T include a word, put a minus – or exclamation point ! in front of the word.
ex: -basement will exclude listings that mention the word basement
If you want to match a phrase, like “hot tub”, put quotes around the phrase. Let’s say I want a hot tub, but I don’t know how it’ll be written, so I need to include a couple spellings.
ex: “hot tub” | hottub will get either spelling
If you want to get really fancy, you can group sets of searches with parentheses.
ex: (hot tub) | (basement roof) will get things that include hot and tub, or basement and roof (or 3 or 4/4 of those words).
And you should be able to mix these up in any way you want.