Tool helps you find a home based on commute time

Tool helps you find a home based on commute time

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Tool helps you find a home based on commute time

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by JAKE WHITTENBERG / KING 5 News

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KING5.com

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 8:25 AM

With traffic impacting so many facets of our lives, a new web feature is helping home buyers narrow their focus based on the amount of time they are willing to spend behind the wheel.

Search by Drive Time was developed by Kirkland based INRIX and is now embedded in the Windermere website. The web feature allows users to enter their work address and calculate commute times for various times of day. They are based on typical drive times Monday through Friday.

"Traffic has clearly become one of the single biggest impacts of where you want to live," said Jack Malek, realtor with Windermere Properties.

INRIX says it calculates drive times by analyzing "billions of real-time data points" from road sensors and personal GPS devices used by drivers.

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