Rating the home-search sites
The Baltimore Sun's real estate section spent time checking out sites recently -- from Realtor.com to Homesdatabase.com -- and rates them in a story today. The criteria:
We evaluated the sites based on a variety of elements, including how easy it was to find homes within our search parameters and how accessible the listing was, how many clicks we had to endure, and if there was helpful and meaningful information about neighborhoods and schools. Although we included the number of homes that each site turned up, it did not figure heavily in our criteria.