SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Jan. 13, 2015 /CNW/ -- With walkability often cited as the second most important criterion when choosing a house, Point2 Homes has added a new feature on its listing and neighbourhood pages in Canada -- Walk Score®.
Walkability scores and other neighbourhood information provided by Walk Score® can be invaluable to Canadians planning to live in urban areas. They can help them form a better idea of how long it takes to reach shops, work, schools, entertainment, and other amenities in their chosen community.
"This release provides a great resource to our Canadian consumers," says Alexandru Palade, the Director of Product Development, Point2. "Home buyers are interested in more than just information about the property. The surrounding community, the nearby amenities, and the urban infrastructure are as important in choosing your ideal home. Our integration of Walk Score® neighbourhood data on Point2 Homes enables us to serve this important need for the Canadian home buyer," he adds.
Walk Score®rates addresses and neighbourhoods on a scale of 0 to 100 depending on how accessible they are. The most desirable scores range between 70 and 100, indicating that the residents in those areas can reach most nearby destinations without using any means of transportation.
If you're shopping for "walker's paradise" condos in Toronto, Canada's second most walkable big city, the units at 14 Grand Magazine Street are a great place to start. Their walk score of 99 is the highest one can expect. For single-family homes for sale, North Toronto, one of Toronto's most walkable areas, provides some great options, too.
Many times, an above-average score can be a sign of a bigger price tag. US studies showed that one Walk Score® point adds about $3,000 on average to home values.
To search for homes for sale in your area, see their walkability score, and find a Realtor® who specializes in your community, visit Point2 Homes.
About Point2 Homes: Point2 Homes is a real estate search portal which operates in Canada, the US, and other international locations under Point2, a leading provider of real estate marketing solutions and lead management software to brokers and agents around the world.
Point2 Homes Communications Strategist
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