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StreetEasy

NYC Real Estate Listings


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Published 09/06/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

StreetEasy is a website dedicated entirely to real estate in and around New York City. Although the application’s geographic area may be somewhat limited, it covers a lot of ground in terms of the types of properties and information listed on the site. Users can choose between New York City, the Hamptons and northern New Jersey to get started. StreetEasy lists properties for sale which can be searched by type, price, bedrooms and location. A rental tab is also available so users can find apartment buildings as well as homes. A “New Devs” area presents new housing developments so the user can see what’s new and available. An open house planner is included so users can find out when they can tour homes for sale that meet their requirements. StreetEasy also provides more insight through the recorded sales information page. Users can search by neighborhood (or set up a custom boundary), type, price, sale date, recorded date and square footage to see what homes have sold. A discussion board is also provided so users can discuss New York City real estate with other, knowledgeable internet users.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

StreetEasy was intended to provide an all-in-one real estate service to individuals and businesses in New York City. The application was developed by Conor Hunt and maintains its headquarters on Broadway. The application covers the NYC real estate market in great detail. Today, many users can find homes for sale, rental properties and new developments and ask questions to get answers from other real people.

What are the differences to other apps?

StreetEasy is very detailed, which makes it an appealing option for anyone living or working in New York City. The Big Apple is an enormous place, and exploring all real estate options can take a lot of time. StreetEasy has brought together many helpful tools and resources so users can visit one website to search for specific properties. Rather than limiting the user to homes for sale, Easy Street includes just about every kind of property a family or individual could want to look at.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

EasyStreet welcomes user with an eye-catching street sign style logo, however the rest of the website is very basic. Of course given the purpose of the application, there really is no need for an intense design or complicated layout. Users can quickly access each specific area using the navigation bar provided at the top of the page. There is quite a bit of text on each page, but it is relatively well sorted so the use can figure things out in a matter of moments. The site also includes banner advertisements, but these are kept out of the way of the actual content.

How does the registration process work?

A visitor can begin exploring properties on StreetEasy without an account. Users who would like to access all features can do so by clicking the “My” button in the navigation bar at the top of the page. A pop up box appears and asks the user for a login name, password, real name and email address. Real estate professionals are asked to use their company email address when registering for a StreetEasy account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Users can set up a basic StreetEasy account for free. There are no purchase requirements and the user gets ongoing access to all basic features at no cost. The website offers a StreetEasy Insider account as well. This account provides the user with access to the recorded sales lists, the ability to search recorded sales by name and hourly updates on all saved searches. The Insider account costs around $10 per month and can be cancelled at any time.

Who would you recommend the application to?

StreetEasy.com is a great resource for anyone who is living in or planning to move to New York City. The website provides a number of search options, which are available to all users. The low cost and detailed information makes StreetEasy a helpful tool for anyone buying or selling in the Big Apple.

  • Choose between a free or Insider account
  • Search for rental properties and homes for sale
  • Access a list of recorded sales (paid accounts only)
  • Ask questions on the StreetEasy discussion board
  • Learn about new housing developments


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