Google Operating System and others are reporting that Google has added a “real estate” option to a pull-down list of content categories on Maps:
There’s nothing really new about “real estate search” on Google Maps, other than the pull-down filter on the Maps interface itself perhaps. Google has offered “one box” housing search with listings from Google Base for some time. Here’s the prompt as it appears on Google Search results and the related listings page (with multiple category pull-downs):
Sites like Trulia, Zillow, Hotpads, et al. have nothing to fear from this in its current incarnation.