When choosing a new property location is one of the most important criteria. ImmobilienScout24 has created a new search option that includes travel time as a search criteria with the user defining a reference point and the desired maximum travel time from there. For example, to filter for apartments and houses situated less than 30 minutes driving time from work or university.
One third of Germans commutes an hour each way between home and their place of work (according ImmobilienScout24 survey 2013). The most common reasons are lack of jobs close to home and the desire for a quiet, green residential area. The daily commute can be optimized when choosing a property with good transport links.
The ImmobilienScout24 driving time search helps the home seeker find a property with excellent transport links. Here you have the chance to find homes that are outside of your current search area that could actually be faster to get to and from work by good public transport links are located closer than goals. Or who would have thought that in half an hour's drive from Berlin's Alexanderplatz lands in Wittenau or Blankenburg and could afford a house in the countryside here?
The driving time search is initially incorporated as a filter on the results. First, the user enters his search criteria on the homepage. Then he receives a list of results and filters there in the second step of the journey time. In the Map Browser you can see at a glance which residential districts come into question with a certain driving time. These are grouped - characterized by a lighter shading - along the rail and bus routes. The footpath is already included in the calculation.
The travel times are provided by Deutsche Bahn available.