About Me

Michael Ogrinz (@mogrinz, Google+) is the author of “Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise”. He is also Principal Architect for global markets at one of the world’s largest financial institutions. A frequent industry speaker on Enterprise 2.0, he has been instrumental in enhancing the computing environment at his firm through his work on code reuse, usability, social networking, and mashups. He is also the founder of localendar.com, an online calendar resource for webmasters running local community sites.

If you read my bio in the book then you already know I am building a full-size replica of the B9 robot from the TV series Lost in Space. Why? Because it’s a lost easier than building a full-size Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet. Still you ask, “Why?” I also collect/restore vintage vector arcade games (Asteroids, Battlezone, Star Wars, etc) and pinball machines (Dr. Who, Twilight Zone, Star Trek Next Generation) and having a robot greet visitors to “Mike’s Arcade” seemed a nice touch.

Plus, I don’t have to work hard to convince people I have “nerd cred” anymore. If you want to learn more, I recommend a trip over to the B9 Robot Builder’s Club.

  • Zillow Neighborhood GetDemographics
    The GetDemographics API aims to return a set of market, affordability, real estate, and demographic data for a specified region, including: Local Market Data (e.g., median list price, number of homes for sale, percent listing price reduction), Affordability data (e.g., Zillow Home Value Index, 1-Yr change, property tax, etc.), Homes and Real Estate data (e.g., […]
  • Zillow Property GetDeepSearch-Results
    The GetDeepSearchResults API aims to find a property for a specified address. The objective of the result set returned is to have the full address(s), zpid and Zestimate data that is provided by the GetSearchResults API. The API call also returns property data like lot size, year built, bath/beds, last sale details etc. Date Updated: […]
  • Zillow Mortgage GetMonthlyPayments
    The GetMonthlyPayments API aims to return the estimated monthly payment that includes principal and interest based on today's mortgage rate. The goal is to return the estimated monthly payment per loan type (30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5/1 ARM). If a ZIP code is entered, the estimated taxes and insurance are returned in the result […]
  • Zillow Neighborhood GetRegionChart
    The GetRegionChart API aims to generate a URL for an image file that displays the historical Zestimates for a specific geographic region. The API's objective is to accept the region as well as a chart type: either percentage or dollar value change. Optionally, the API accepts width and height parameters that constrain the size of […]
  • Zillow Property GetUpdatedPropertyDetails
    The GetUpdatedPropertyDetails API aims to return all of the home facts that have been edited by the home's owner or agent. The objective of the result set is to contain the following attributes: Property address, Zillow property identifier, Posting details such as the agent name, MLS number, price, and posting type (For Sale or Make […]
  • Zillow Property GetDeepComps
    The GetDeepComps API aims to return a list of comparable recent sales for a specified property. The goal of the returned result sets is to list the address, Zillow property identifier, and Zestimate for the comparable properties and the principal property for which the comparables are being retrieved while also returning property data for the […]
  • Zillow Mortgage GetRateSummary
    The GetRateSummary API allows developers to access the current rates and the previous weeks rates per loan type from Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. Current supported loan types are: 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5/1 ARM. The GetRateSummary API aims to return rates for a specific state if the optional state parameter is used. Date Updated: 2015-02-27 […]
  • Zillow Neighborhood GetRegionChildren
    The GetRegionChildren API aims to return a list of subregions with the following information for a specified region: Subregion Type, Region IDs, Region Names, URL to Corresponding Zillow Page (only for cities and neighborhoods), Latitudes and Longitudes, A region can be specified at various levels of the region hierarchy. An optional childtype parameter can also […]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetComps
    The GetComps API allows for access to Zillow's database of recent sales for a specified property for comparision. Returned results aim to contain the address, Zillow property identifier, Zestimate for the comparable properties, and the principal property for which the comparisions are being retrieved. Date Updated: 2015-02-25 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetChart
    The GetChart API allows developers to generate a URL for an image file that displays historical Zestimates for a specific property. The API uses the Zillow Property ID and a specified chart type: either percentage or dollar value change as an input. The historical data can be for the past 1 year, 5 years or […]