When you save a shack, you can keep track of price changes, status changes (if they’ve accepted an offer or the house has sold), and if the shack is removed from market or if it sells. The complete history of each saved shack, starting the day you saved it, is under the saved shacks tab. You can sign up for daily or weekly emails of changes OR you can subscribe to an RSS feed. We’ve even set it up so that you can subscribe directly to your Google Homepage, My Yahoo or to a few other online RSS readers (I use Google Homepage for my top 15 feeds, Google Reader for the other 50 or so). It’s easy to save a shack – just click the little star next to it.
These were announced yesterday, in the shadow of the big boot, and, of course, these are features people are bugging Zillow.com to provide. ShackPrices is vastly more innovative than anyone else doing map-based home search, so it will be interesting to see how they hold up in the fray.