I made my way past the floor-to-ceiling bay windows and paused at the French doors, which led to the terrace of my dream home. That's when a "low battery" message on my phone snapped me back to my own personal reality — a couch in my 1.5 bedroom Manhattan apartment. 

Even though I have no plans to move, all the time I've spent indoors over the past several months has led me to develop a new hobby: "Zillowing." And I'm certainly not alone, as there are many others like me who have become a Zillow 3D Home Tour  power user.

A wave of innovation in home search tools has been driven by recent improvements in 3D-imaging.  These technologies have played a role in my new-found interest in "Zillowing," which reflect a unique combination of tech advancements, a desire for escapism, and a fairly liberal definition of "fun" during the pandemic.

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