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Old 10-27-2009, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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I see so many questions on this forum from people looking for an apartment or home to rent. Just saw this new site that pulls data from many different sources and allows you to do a radius search on a map. I know its not ALL rentals but its a start.

Their tagline is “Making Apartment Hunting Suck Less.” LOL

PadMapper keeps near real-time track of the rents landlords are advertising in a myriad of national sources like Craigslist, Apartments.com, Oodle, etc.
When you search a city, zip or address, what you get back is an interactive Google map showing where the apartments or home rentals are located. And using filters you can eliminate listings you’re not interested in for whatever reason, and hone in on the ones that you are.
Keep in mind the results are far from exhaustive…but still very useful. And the number of markers that can be displayed onscreen at once is limited to roughly 100, since it becomes choppy in some browsers (Internet Explorer) with more.
The filtering does it’s best to reserve those 100 spots for apartments you’re more likely to like.
You can setup email alerts (really useful if you’re actually apartment hunting)
If there’s a big area that’s empty that probably shouldn’t be, zoom in on that area. If that doesn’t help, try easing up on your filters. Also, try moving any large clusters of apartments you’re not interested in offscreen by dragging the map or zooming.

Hopefully this helps a little. Once you narrow down a location. Search this forum for feedback on specific apt complexes or areas. If you don't see feedback ask before proceeding their are many on the forum who will give you insightful first hand criticism.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:29 AM
 
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Thank you. I am starting to panic, need to find a place to live.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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What a great tool. Thanks Mr. Williamsburg!
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