29% of Americans said online information helped them get a better price on their house or apartment

Online information also helps in the pocketbook for some people. Among those who used the internet to do research on a place to live, 29% said they believe online information helped them get a better price on their house or apartment, according to the Pew Internet Project. Some 35% of buyers thought online resources helped them get a better price, while 28% of renters said this. In general, when asked to assess the impact online information had on their housing decision: 23% of those who used the internet in their research said it had a major impact; 36% said it had a minor impact; 42% said it had no impact at all. Only 15% said that their online searches produced poor or misleading information. For all those who found a new place to live in the prior year, 79% feel they got the right amount of information in the process. 14% say they had too little information and 5% too much.