Redfin assigns 'Opportunity Scores' to properties in partnership with 'The Opportunity Project'

  • Redfin’s “Opportunity Scores” offer high marks to properties within a 30-minute car-less commute of lots of jobs.
  • They can help families find more affordable homes without sacrificing their job prospects.
  • The ratings tend to knock suburban affluent neighborhoods down a peg, but could also magnify stigmas attached to already-distressed communities.

In partnership with a White House initiative, Redfin has unveiled property ratings designed to help consumers pinpoint homes that offer short, low-cost commutes to lots of jobs. Redfin’s “Opportunity Scores” are meant, in part, to promote economic mobility, though whether they actually do may be a matter of debate.