@properties revamps website with Chicago neighborhood focus

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Chicago-based @properties has redesigned its website with enhanced neighborhood info and a streamlined search platform that allows consumers to search for homes by the school attendance boundaries they fall within. In addition to surfacing neighborhood info with in-depth, updated write-ups on over 40 of the metro's different 'hoods, towns and high-rise condos, the 1,300-agent brokerage's new site highlights a property's proximity to public transportation and local amenities on its property detail page. The site's neighborhood directory also now includes map overlays showing boundaries for each neighborhood and street-parking guidance from ParkNav. "Neighborhoods were a big focus for the redesign," Kevin Van Eck, vice president of training and brokerage services at @properties, told Inman News. "We have a focus on being local, that's our value proposition." "We want to be the place for neighborhood information," Van Eck said. Becoming the go-to neighborhood expert for c...