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I ♥ Padmapper

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By Stephanie Peay

I have a twitter.com account and I’ve had so much fun engaging in the ongoing conversation there, and on several other social network sites. I felt a bit awkward on the site at first, but over time I learned so much about it, I met so many amazing people, and I became aware of some really amazing company’s products and services. Padmapper.com is one such service.

I’ve stated it in a tweet (a tweet is a message posted by a user on twitter.com) once, and it has become the title of this post now… I Heart Padmapper! I don’t know if there are other sites out there that do the same thing, but even if there are I love this site. If you don’t know about the service:

PadMapper is a web application that aims to make searching online for an apartment to rent less painful by letting you see where the apartments are on a big Google map, and using the filters located in the box on the lower left to eliminate listings that you’re not interested in.

With PadMapper, you can rule out every place on Craigslist and PadMapper’s other sources (Apartments.com, and tons of sources via Oodle) that doesn’t match your location criteria at a glance. After that, PadMapper tries to put most of the relevant information in front of you so you can quickly decide whether you want to investigate further.

(Source: http://www.padmapper.com)

This site isn’t just great if you’re looking for your next apartment or house rental. It’s a great source of local rental information for real estate investing market research. Thanks to this site you don’t have to scour through a bunch of classified ad sites to get this information. You can quickly see what the rental market is like by searching this site alone.

I’ve used it recently to do just that and it was SO helpful. At a glance, I was able to see how much the rents are in an area for a house I was looking at, just by entering the property’s address. Plus you have to admit they have a catchy name.

If you heart Padmapper, or you know of another site like it, please leave a comment on this post.

You could also show Padmapper some love by following them on twitter at @Padmapper. Tell them I sent you!

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