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REW Lets Home Buyers Search by School

New feature makes purchase decision easier for parents

VANCOUVER—October 31, 2017. REW, a Canadian real estate portal for property listings, new home developments and industry news today announced a new “search by school” feature. Search by school lets prospective buyers find properties close to their preferred public or private school. 

According to the National Association of Realtors, 25% of home buyers listed school quality and 20% listed proximity to schools as deciding factors in their home purchase.

“Parents buying a home want to be able to search for properties near schools they’re interested in,” said Allen Moon, VP and General Manager, REW. “Now on REW home seekers can use a number of ways to look at properties close to both public and private schools.”   

Search by School Features

  • Search properties by school name
  • View public and private schools in the area
  • See whether a property is in a catchment
  • Sort properties by distance to a school  

REW allows property searchers to type in a school name to pull up a list of properties near that school. Buyers can then sort listings by the distance to a school, a feature that helps parents decide if they will need to drive the kids to school, or if they can walk. 

“ is continuously adding new dimensions to their portal to help people find the best property -- taking into consideration far more than price and location,” said Tamara Baltic from Fiteni Baltic Real Estate Group. “The new search by school feature puts buyers looking for the right educational experience in the driver’s seat.”

Property seekers can also view schools on the map. They can click on a school symbol to find out its name and what grades it serves. Also, each listing presents nearby schools, including public and private schools. also indicates whether the property is in the public school catchment area. 

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