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Transit search allows Washington home buyers to search for homes near their favorite mass-transit lines

(SEATTLE, May 9, 2007) - To kick off a summer when gas prices are expected to hit $4 a gallon for the first time in U.S. history, introduces live near a transit line search to help home buyers find a home along any mass transit line in King County - for free.

Beginning today, home buyers can search from thousands of homes for sale near bus stops along one or more King County Metro Bus lines or near Sound Transit Rail stops. Home buyers can combine their search for homes near mass transit lines with a variety of other factors including price, size, and keywords using ShackPrices’ intuitive map search.

“By letting home buyers search for properties near current and future transit stops, we are giving the public a valuable tool to find homes that fit an environmentally friendly lifestyle,” said co-founder Galen Ward, “Most importantly, we’re giving home buyers the opportunity to find a home that should substantially increase in value when transit lines are complete. Homes within 500 feet of rail lines are worth as much as $40,000 more than similar homes just a little farther away.”

Interested home buyers and browsers can go to to learn more about the first real estate search site to feature searching for real estate near mass transit lines or go straight to to search for homes near transit lines right away. Home searchers can use ShackPrices for free and without registering.

About is a privately held real estate search site where home buyers and browsers can quickly and intuitively search through tens of thousands of homes for sale on a map, view precise details about each home, and see what parks, schools, restaurants, transit stops and more are near each home. ShackPrices is a licensed real estate brokerage in Washington State and a member of the North West MLS. Visit for more information.


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