This new widget and the mortgage rate widget are my two favorite widgets Zillow has available. This new one is really cool and helps get a local blog, rich local info.
It seems home values are on everyone's mind right now -- partly due to Obama's Housing Plan and the fact that mortgage rates are low and refinance activity is skyrocketing. Consumers are interested in market data and with the new Home Values Widget agents, brokers, and bloggers can instantly add up-to-date neighborhood, ZIP code, or city market information to their web properties (for free) by copying and pasting some simple html code. You can see an example of our new home values widget on the top of the right sidebar and I've embedded it in this post below. Whether you specialize in real estate in Boston, Washington DC, or Miami, or live on the West coast and focus on San Francisco, Seattle, or San Diego -- we have a solution for you. In fact, the Home Values Widget works anywhere we have a Zillow Home Value Index. All widgets also include our free co-branding technology to keep you top of mind should someone click through to Zillow from the widget. For those who want or need more flexibility regarding your integration, the same neighborhood home value data is available via our API (here is an example API integration on Banks.com). I was on Twitter Wednesday night and decided to find some early adopters by tweeting the news of a new home values widget. Here are the geeks that I found that were among the first to install the widget: