The fact is, some homes are simply located in an area where restaurants, libraries, grocery stores, hospitals and other businesses are easier to get to by car
Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2007
Fizber.com announces the addition of a Drive Score to their for-sale-by-owner home listings. Similar to Walk Score, Drive Score shows a map of what establishments are in a property's neighborhood and calculates a Drive Score based on the number of places within a convenient driving distance. The greater number of businesses nearby, the higher the Drive Score. This option will enable home buyers make searches with much more confidence.
Walk Score shows what is within walking distance of a home, but not all homes are located in an area where your feet can get you to the local grocery or pharmacy comfortably. Antony Fizber, CEO of Fizber.com, felt that affordable homes in more secluded - and yet still desirable - areas were being overlooked.
"The fact is, some homes are simply located in an area where restaurants, libraries, grocery stores, hospitals and other businesses are easier to get to by car," says Mr. Fizber. "Less than a mile may be a comfortable walk for a New Yorker, but for a Los Angeles resident, they may have to cross a freeway on foot in that mile, which is not convenient at all. With Drive Score, buyers can see how close establishments are by car...and more than a mile away can still be a simple five or ten minute drive. It is really very important for home buyers to be aware of nearby infrastructure to make their choice. I assume that there aren't many people who would like to live near airport or railway taking into consideration the noise produced. Meanwhile these homes might be pretty interesting for people who travel a lot as they will definitely save money on getting to the airport or railway station."
Drive Score also shows hospitals, gas stations, airports, train stations and a variety of shopping stores located within a particular neighborhood. Directions are available by clicking on any icon shown on the Google map. Drive Scores are included on every home listing page. When making a search, homebuyers can also switch off Drive Score parameters they don't need, so they will get Drive Score results adjusted to their requirements.
Always striving to give buyers a comprehensive evaluation of a property and the surrounding area, Mr. Fizber hopes the addition of Drive Score to Fizber home listings will make it even easier for buyers to find the home they want in an area they like.
Fizber.com is a for-sale-by-owner website that puts the power of buying and selling at your fingertips. Fizber.com provides home listings throughout the United States. Fizber.com headquarters are located in Miami Beach, Florida. To learn more about Drive Score, visit http://www.drivescore.fizber.com and FSBO Blog at http://fsbo.fizber.com/