Craigslist + RSS + Outlook Search Folders

The search function on Craigslist is a bit hard to use and not that powerful if you’re looking in multiple neighbourhoods. Since I’m looking for an apartment in SF in multiple locations, I got an RSS feed out of Craigslist for my maximum price and minimum bedroom requirement and imported that in to Outlook.

At first, I was just using that Outlook to browse the feed, which wasn’t that helpful since I got all the results of place I didn’t care to live in. So I created a search folder with the critera of contains:(“pacific heights” OR “hayes valley” OR “pac heights” OR “nob hill” OR “lower pac” OR “SOMA” OR “south beach”). Bingo bango, all the places I want, in my price range in my neighbourhoods updated automatically from Craigslist directly in my Outlook. Can’t beat that.