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Car-dependent Texans get search-by-commute tool

Houston Realtors partner with INRIX to 'give consumers what they want' on statewide listing site

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With an eye on attracting prospective homebuyers, the Houston Association of Realtors has rolled out a search-by-commute tool on its new statewide website. "We operate under a 'give the consumer what they want' perspective at HAR," said HAR President and CEO Bob Hale in a statement. "We are proud to be able to offer this to people across the state before any of the third-party portals. It is another example of why HAR.com is the best source of information Texas real estate consumers are seeking, promoting the connection between consumers and Realtors." The tool, INRIX Drive Time, allows users to enter any address, their desired drive time, and other search parameters such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms to produce a map of available property listings that fall within that drive time. The tool is available on HAR's statewide website, beta.har.com, but not on its local site, har.com. The statewide site is still in beta and there is no date set yet for its official launch....