With hurricane season in full effect, we thought we would tell you a little about what we here at HotPads are doing to aid in the disaster relief, as well as introduce a new search functionality on HotPads: land for sale.
HotPads Teams with HUD for Emergency Housing
HotPads is proud to announce our partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development in providing a helpful resource for victims of natural disasters.
HUD's National Housing Locator (NHL) will function as a tool for displaced citizens to find both temporary and permanent rental houses. We have agreed to provide our listings to HUD's NHL so that, in the event of an emergency, evacuees and victims of natural disasters will quickly and easily be able to find a safe place to call home.
The impetus for this project was Hurricane Katrina and the service will first be used to help the victims of the recent Hurricanes, especially Hurricane Ike. However, the National Housing Locator service will be used to assist victims of all natural emergencies, both those declared by the President, as well as local disasters.
We sincerely hope that victims of disasters will be able to find housing more easily with this new service and are proud to help our fellow citizens in their time of need.
In addition to our rental properties, for sale homes, and foreclosure searches, we have just added a new search option on HotPads: Land for Sale.
From vast expanses in Alaska to horse ranches in the West to vacant lots in the east, we can now connect people who are selling land with those searching for a plot to call their own. (Check out land for sale in Jackson, WY)
Users can search for land for sale on HotPads the same way they search for all other property types within our map-based search. They can even combine their "For Sale" housing search with Land for Sale to see whether they would prefer to buy an existing house or purchase a parcel of land and build their own.
You can create listings for your land for sale on HotPads quickly and easily or, if you have numerous land for sale listings, we accept feeds for land like we do for rental and for sale listings.
HotPads has enjoyed some great press including articles in USA TODAY, as well as the New York Times "Great Homes and Destinations" section.
USA TODAY's "Real Estate Info Flows Freely On the Web" discusses 5 popular sites that housing shoppers use to become the most informed buyer possible. We are thrilled to be recognized for our data and helpful real estate search!