We’re pleased to announce that Boston.com, the website of the Boston Globe, is now part of the Zillow API program and is using it to power their recent home sales functionality on their real estate landing page.
Though our recent sales data is part of the Local Market Explorer WP Plug-in, Boston.com is the first member of the Zillow API program to build a custom integration utilizing our recent sales data.
In each region, transaction data for the 20 most recently sold properties can be retrieved and displayed. For example, here are recent sales transactions in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Quincy, Milton, Somerville, Newton, Dedham, Everett, Chelsea, Revere, Hartford, CT, Stamford, CT, and Providence, RI. Below is a screen shot for Boston:
In addition to enabling retrieval of sales data at the city level, Boston.com has enabled retrieval of the last sale price and date along with some basic property facts at the address level. Here is an example for 4 Merrick Ave, Brookline, MA.
If you are interested in building a recent sales application, please write up a detailed proposal for what you propose to build and submit it in the description portion of the API upgrade request form (select “Recent Sales Data” in the API request type drop down).
In the meantime, welcome Boston.com!