The Zillow API is a great way to add local real estate data to your site (for free). In addition to neighborhood and city affordability statistics and demographic data, another thing we syndicate are regional home value charts for cities or ZIP codes — which offer great background information for anyone looking at location-specific data.
Private School Review is a current API partner taking advantage of our regional charts on their school pages (such as on this page for Clearview High School). If you’re a Web developer and want similar functionality on your site, you’re in luck — the folks at NetBeans put together a detailed tutorial explaining how to use Zillow’s GetRegionChart API to add a regional home value chart to your Web site (using NetBeans IDE 6.1).
Here are the Contents of the Tutorial:
- Register To Receive the Zillow API Key
- Create the Servlet
- Add the Zillow GetRegionChart Operation to the Servlet
- Add the API Key to the Project
- Modify the Servlet to Return the Chart Graphic
- Run the Zillow Region Chart Servlet
Thanks, NetBeans and happy coding!