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Old 15.01.2015, 11:43
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Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

Maybe I'm stupid, but I used to love searching for flats and houses via the map search tool on both Homegate and Comparis.

A few months back, I noticed that the "view map" option was missing on Comparis and since Homegate just updated their site, you can no longer search for homes on a map there either. What gives?? Did anybody else notice this?

Do you know of any other search engines for flats and homes that still let you do a map search? I just find them so helpful and find it a shame that they both got rid of this useful tool.
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Old 15.01.2015, 11:51
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Re: Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

I recommending using comparis as an app on your tablet or phone.
(assuming of course you have one or the other).

Map search still works on the app and is much better to use than the web browser.
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Old 15.01.2015, 11:57
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Re: Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

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I recommending using comparis as an app on your tablet or phone.
(assuming of course you have one or the other).

Map search still works on the app and is much better to use than the web browser.
Thanks! I wouldn't have thought to look on a phone or tablet because I always prefer to open several flats in different tabs in a desktop browser to compare.

It does seem a bit bizarre that they took the functionality away from the desktop site... but maybe it's to push users to mobile?
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Re: Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

I got puzzled by the same thing... good to know that the app still works on the tablet.

(Edit: baah only on the ipad... the android app is useless )

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Old 30.01.2015, 10:22
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Re: Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

Apparently Homegate has also started using OpenStreetMap from the Canton on their desktop version at least to search directions. It was... way, way better with Google. Basically you just have to do the extra step now to open up Google yourself and input the addresses.

I'm not sure if they had to stop using Google or why someone would do that.
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Re: Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

I know it could not be the most practical thing on this Earth but this link I found somehow should let you see all houses and apartments for rent in Zurich on a map:

http://www.homegate.ch/homegate-war/...d=207404&tid=6

Should you want to change it, just write "kanton-xxxx" of your choice instead of "kanton-zuerich", it should work.
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Re: Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing

I prefer searching on the map too as I am new and not very well-versed with areas/names etc. I was house-hunting not long ago and extensively used the below website


http://www.immomapper.ch/
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