One of the more interesting features of Google Trends is that you can see a normalized table of where searches are coming from. For example, if you check Google Trends for searches for “real estate crash” one result is the following list of the top ten cities from which searches for those keywords have been originating:
Look familiar? It should. Google has back-doored its way into a reasonable cross-section — call it the “residents’ list” — of the most over-priced real estate markets in North America. Put differently, Google becomes one good way of finding out where the real estate natives are most restless.