HotPads Adds ‘Rent vs. Buy’ Feature

Web 2.0 real estate site HotPads, which just added for-sale listings, had launched a novel “rent vs. buy” feature that allows users to compare the costs of one vs. the other. Of course it doesn’t factor in the mortgage-interest deduction 🙂


5 Responses to “HotPads Adds ‘Rent vs. Buy’ Feature”

  1. Ahmed Farooq Says:

    Why in God’s name does that site not have a ‘link to this page’ feature?

  2. Douglas Pope Says:


    The url is dynamic, so you can copy and paste it at any point. It will capture all of your search criteria and which portal you were using (Buy vs. Rent or For Sale etc…). Maybe we should make that more apparent on the site….


    Douglas Pope

  3. Ahmed Farooq Says:

    Crap – when I pressed back (I had clicked on ‘save this search’) it didn’t save my spot at all, so I didn’t make that connection 😦

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