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Home Buyers Can Now 'Search By School'

CENTURY 21 AdVenture Redwood announced a new service for the Fredericksburg area.

Home Buyers Can Now 'Search By School'

CENTURY 21 AdVenture Redwood announced their third generation Redwood Home Search, providing Fredericksburg area home buyers the ability to “Search By School” throughout the Washington D.C. region.

"Services like Google Maps have led to increased availability of property geocoding, which is the process of converting addresses into geographic coordinates, Edward Berenbaum, president of Redwood AdVenture, LLC, said.  “I'd always considered school boundaries to be the ‘holy grail’ of real estate search, yet I felt my industry was lacking in giving clients a way to effectively gather information on public school boundaries in one site,” Berenbaum said.

Traditionally, real estate websites have relied on school information provided by listing brokers to populate their searches.  The major problem with this approach is that many listing brokers don’t provide this information, Berenbaum said.

A recent Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service search revealed 2,480 actively listed homes with “Call School Board” shown as the elementary school, according to the company.

In June 2012 Redwood AdVenture, LLC released a ‘Search By School’ limited to Arlington and Loudoun counties.  The company has now expanded the capability throughout the D.C. region.

A 'Search By School' video tutorial is attached to this article.

CENTURY 21 AdVenture Redwood, LLC, is a Washington DC area real estate firm serving the mid-Atlantic region.  Local offices are in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Locust Grove.

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