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Trulia

Trulia is effectively a search engine, in the classic sense, such as with examples like Google and Inktomi. But it's focused on real estate property listings.

It has a robot that crawls the Internet searching for websites that feature property listings, delineates the data into fields, and then stores it into its database. Home buyers armed with Internet access can browse listings in its database for free, and then contact the agent associated with the property.

Right now, Trulia is in beta form, and only contains properties in California.

But reading through its pages, it sounds like they're putting a lot of focus on using XML feeds to supply its database, and why not? It would certainly provide more accurate information, and migrate itself into becoming a feed-based search engine rather than crawler-based.

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