The world of mashups has made the house hunting process easier for consumers. Century 21 Real Estate, for one, is taking advantage of the technology. The company now has a beta version of the Century 21 Property Search Gold application on their web site, which is a mashup using Microsofts Virtual Earth, MapPoint and property listings. This application is designed to make searching for a new house not only easier, but more comprehensive and interesting as well.
While you can still search the traditional (non-mapping) way, there is a link to CENTURY 21 Property Search Gold at the bottom. Clicking on this brings you to a market search page.
So, if you are looking for a new place to live or just want to see what is on the market in your area, this is a helpful site.