Did you know that Google Maps allows users to search for available real estate listings in the area they've pulled up on a map? No? You're not the only one. This real estate search feature, which relies on information uploaded by brokers, will soon vanish from Google Maps, in part because of "low usage" and "the proliferation of excellent property-search tools on real-estate Web sites," the tech giant announced. Google openly admitting it doesn't do something well? Just goes to show how crazy the world of real estate really is.
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