A House Is Not A Home. Buying Right With Location Based Services

Are you planning on buying a home? Do you know someone who is looking right now? If yes, subscribe to this blog or tell a friend, because I’m currently writing an eBook that will help. I will be sharing a lot of the eBook subject matter in this blog and will be inviting comments and discussion.

Real Estate

Real Estate

What makes this blog series and eBook different from others is that it focusses on Location Based Services (LBS) and applications. It is about mapping, GPS and tools that can help you be better prepared.

What will you learn about in these blogs? Lots! Including:

  • How to use web sites with maps to research before you hop in your car.
  • What questions you need to consider about the neighborhood and how to find the answers.
  • What sort of mobile and tablet applications will help you find the property you seek.
  • How to keep track of what you have seen. What features, pro’s and cons belong to what property?
  • How to identify potential risks such as crime, flood, slips, noise.
  • How to assess current value and future value.
  • Getting around. Commuting, shopping, schools and zones, work, health and entertainment all make up elements of happy home life.
  • How to decide which real estate agent to use, or if you even want to use one.
  • How to use social media and your network to get trustworthy information.

The key to buying the house you will lovingly call home is research. The better prepared you are, the less likely it will be that you are pressured into making a hasty or bad decision.

Location Based Services and Mobile are the keys to unlocking the information you need.

As you can see from my LinkedIn profile, I have spent many years in the mapping, location and mobile industries. I have also owned my own homes and investment properties.

I have consulted to and had several realtor clients in the real estate industry. I know my stuff.

So, bookmark and subscribe to this blog and tell a friend. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions.


About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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21 Responses to A House Is Not A Home. Buying Right With Location Based Services

  1. here in florida we have “squatters” in foreclosed homes


  2. linettefm says:

    Thankfully our area was not hit as badly as others and the banks have been pretty good about maintaining the homes.


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  5. Reblogged this on Greatpoetrymhf's Weblog and commented:
    finding a home just got so much easier thanks kindly


  6. Looking forward to your post about finding a house using location services. Hopefully these tools work in Australia too…


    • Luigi Cappel says:

      Thanks Christopher, yes, there are many applications available in Australia. I will be using examples from around the world and subject to demand may make a number of versions of the eBook to cover different countries including USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.


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  10. ransae says:

    Reblogged this on Ransae's Blog.


  11. ransae says:

    Great information….hope there are these types of services available for our country too………


  12. wavechecker says:

    Location really is important. Nice article Luigi. Thanks.


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  14. You need to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites online.
    I’m going to recommend this website!


  15. Insightful thoughts. will read this blog again.


  16. Admiring the commitment you put into your website and detailed information you offer.

    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that
    isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. Wonderful read!

    I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.


  17. Markus says:

    Excellent post! Squatters can be a real headache for property owners.

    Just a heads up, the comment above mine seems to be “spam”, you may want to delete it to hold on to the integrity of your blog.

    Kindest regards,


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