The blog has moved to ... Many google searches point here so I am leaving it operational, but there will be no new posts.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Need to find real estate comps?

Need to find real estate comps? is a sweet site. Not only can you search for new homes on the MLS listings but you can also search previous Sale Records. I don't know of any other site that offers the same functionality. Click the 'More Options' link by the 'Search Listings' button.

Another really nice feature, If you find a bunch of homes for sale in a viewable area on the map, click the 'DOWNLOAD' link to get all of the info in excel (csv).

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

GIMP install on MAC

Don't bother installing GIMP using MacPorts; I started this process and it ran for over an hour before I stopped the install. It has alot of dependencies and MacPorts was busy installing all of them.

Just go to and download the package for your OS version

around 75mb download but installed in minutes :)