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Trulia's Rent Near Transit tool helps inner city home searches

By Mike Wheatley | August 15, 2016

Public transport is a lifeline for so many people, who use it to get to work or take the kids to and from school. But finding a place to live that’s within easy reach of such facilities can be next to impossible in some cities, forcing people to take jobs they don’t want or live in run down areas just to be close to work. But a new Trulia tool called Rent Near Transit is helping to solve this problem.

Rent Near transit

Rent Near Transit makes it quick and easy to view both available listings and also the median rental costs near to a specific transit station. For those who rely on public transport, it’s therefore proving to be an extremely useful tool in their home search.

Rent Near Transit is currently only available in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C., but with any luck it will soon expand to other cities.

Using the Rent Near Transit tool, you can go online and begin browsing listed rentals located just 15 minutes walking distance from any subway station. In addition to this, you will be able to see the average rent for the area around those stations. In fact, if you are interested in a specific stop, this tool allows you to narrow your search to available listings at that very location.

When searching for rentals in one of the current six markets using Trulia, turn on the “Near Transit” option to see two screenshots. This will show you all of the rental properties found within a comfortable walking distance from the associated subway station, which is clearly labeled with larger symbols.

We have seen other, similar tools, but we believe Trulia’s Rent Near Transit tool will prove to be the most popular. For one thing, this particular tool is quick and easy to use. All you have to do is navigate to the city where you live or plan to move and click on the desired subway station. In response, all of the nearby rentals are automatically mapped out for you.

Public transportation is a major consideration for many city dwellers, allowing them to live in an area of their choosing, from where they can easily access the rest of the city.

Simply put, this search filter will help you identify available rentals within close proximity to a subway station. Not only will your stress over transportation diminish, you will no longer feel frustrated and discouraged by not finding rentals that are actually available.

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected].
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