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Search by Property Features

Only want to look at condos under $500K, or a single family home with 3 beds and 2 baths? Redfin has you covered! To personalize your search, you can restrict the listings returned by changing your search criteria. This way you can find:   

Different types of homes:

  • for-sale-by-owner homes
  • recent sales
  • foreclosed homes
  • Homes that meet your criteria for price, beds, baths, and other features
  • Upcoming open houses

To change your search options, start by typing the neighborhood, city, or zip code of your search into the search box. Click on the search button (looks like a magnifying glass), which will take you to our map page. You can find the search box under the ‘Find a Home’ on the main page or within the white text box at the top of the screen on other pages. Once on the map screen you’ll see the ‘Filters’ button:

Once you hit the filters button you’ll see a drop down menu that looks like this:

 

Property Type

  • House: The results will include detached, single family homes.
  • Condo: The results will include condominiums.
  • Townhouse: The results will include townhouses.
  • Multi-family: The results will include duplexes, triplexes, and other multi-family buildings.*
  • Land: The results will include vacant land.*
  • Other: The results will include properties which do not fit into any of the above categories such as timeshares, parking, and ranches.*

Include**

  • MLS listings: These listings have been entered into the Multiple Listing Service by an agent or owner.
  • MLS-listed foreclosures: These listings have been entered into the Multiple Listing Service by an agent or owner and the marketing remarks contain keywords such as foreclosure or bank owned.
  • For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) listings: These listing results are posted for sale without a listing agent. A for-sale-by-owner listing may be listed in the MLS, or on a number of for-sale-by-owner websites.*
  • Foreclosed homes: The results will include homes in foreclosure from the bank's website. These homes are likely not for sale.
  • Sale Records: These are recent property sales pulled from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and public records.Recent past sales can be useful benchmarks for evaluating the price of a listing or doing a Comparative Market Analysis. Include these results by selecting a time period in the Sale Records drop down box.
  • Schools: Check this box to display local schools on the map alongside your results.

* Redfin currently services houses, condos, townhouses, and multi-family properties with up to 4 units. Redfin does not offer service on other property types. Furthermore, unless a home is listed in the MLS, Redfin will not be able to assist you with a purchase. We display potentially ineligible listings because the information is available to us, and we want to make our search experience as in-depth as possible.

** MLS rules in the Bay Area do not allow us to show MLS listings alongside information from other sources.

Home Facts

  • Square Feet: This will restrict the listings return based on the approximate square footage of the building on the property.
  • Lot Size: This will restrict the listings returned based on the approximate square footage or acreage of the property.
  • Parking: This will restrict the listings returned by the number of parking spaces on the property. Check the Has garagebox to restrict the results to properties with a garage.
  • Has view: Only listings that are noted as having a view will be returned in your results.
  • Fixer-upper: The marketing remarks for these listings contain keywords such as TLC, needs work, handyman special and contractor special. Alternatively, the listing agent specifically marked the listing as a fixer.
  • Waterfront: This will restrict the listings returned to those designated as waterfront properties.

Remarks Search

This field is a great way to search for options that might not be typical. Like searching for a pool or single story home. Enter any phrase that you are interested in, like “rambler” or “pool”. If the listing agent has included this description on the home, Redfin will help you find these types of homes. If you enter multiple terms, only listings whose descriptions contain all of them will be included in your search.

Suggested searches:

  • Find the home that suits your personality with a search for craftsman, loft, bungalow, or tudor.
  • Narrow your multi-family search by searching for duplex or triplex.
  • Stay warm by searching for fireplace.
  • Find a house with a mother in law apartment.
  • Get the features you want with a search for hardwood or maybe granite countertops.
  • Search properties with a hot tub or a pool

Note that at this time, the remarks search is restricted to a listing's marketing remarks and does not search the full text of the listings amenities.

Other Options

  • New Listings: Selecting this checkbox will display only results that were listed yesterday and today. Redfin updates its listings from each MLS at least daily. For many MLS systems, Redfin updates every 15 minutes.
  • Open Houses: This will show you only homes that have a scheduled open house. You can further refine the search to select open house results for the coming weekend or anytime.
  • Days on Redfin: The listings returned are filtered based on the amount of time they have been actively for sale on the market. For example, if you select Less than 60 days for Days on Redfin, the results will contain all new listings that have been added to Redfin in the past 60 days.***
  • Status: The listings returned are filtered based on their current status. You can choose to see active listings, under contract/pending listings, or both types side-by-side. This filter does not affect searches for sale records.
  • Price Reduced****: Selecting this checkbox will display only listings with at least one price reduction. You can use the drop-down menu to show homes whose last price reduction occurred during a specific time period.
  • Exclude short sales: Check this box to exclude properties marked as short sales by the listing agent when submitted to the MLS or in the marketing remarks.

*** The Days on Redfin value is derived from the date the listing was first displayed on Redfin's site, not from data in the MLS listing because of MLS restrictions.

**** Price reduced may only be available when signed-in with verified email due to MLS restrictions.

NOTE: only homes that match all of your search criteria will be shown. For example, if you select the price reduced and open house checkboxes, you will be shown only those listings which are price reduced AND have an upcoming open house.

Need help using Redfin.com? Customer Service can be reached at customer-service@redfin.com

99 comments

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    Sunny Sharma

    The 'Remarks' section is useless.

    I typed 'basement' in there to see houses that have basement but it wiped out almost all houses even though the details clearly has basement multiple times.

    May be that remarks search doesn't go to details of the property and only checks top description.

    If that's the case, then it is useless.

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    Karen Jones

    Sorry to hear that being able to search the remarks that the listing agent entered wasn't helpful in your quest for a home with a basement. This is a search type that works well for some--but not all--purposes.

    You are right that it doesn't pull from the whole data set for a listing, just the marketing remarks approved by the seller of the home, so it will only search by what the homeowner and their agent think are the most important attributes of the listing.

    Right now we don't have way to search for just homes with basements, if you are looking at a small enough subset of homes, you may be able to check them quickly for style from the list below the map that displays your search matched homes.

    Also, within a given area, you should be able to use year built to bracket for style (with basement) to help narrow down the field. Then if you haven' t started with a Redfin buyer's agent yet, why not let our local team help you in your search? Just let us know how we can help!

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    Gina Infusino

    please help.need to find a house asap.thank you. gina m.infusino

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    Karen Jones

    Hopefully you can find homes that match your criteria with Redfin's search tools!

    When you find a home you would like to move forward on, you are only a click away from selecting an agent to work with, request an appointment to see the home in person or start working on terms for making an offer.

    You will have these options for each home that we can provide brokerage service for:

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    Rae Cepeda

    I use redfin daily in my search for properties as I buy investment properties, but some areas do not show  SOLD and ACTIVE at the same time, other locations due. Is there anything I can do to change the areas that don't combine them?  I would make it much easier for to see comparables right away.  HELP

    RC

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello Rae,

    Thanks for using Redfin! I'm glad you have gotten good use out of the website! 

    If while searching, you have 'Sale Records' marked, they should show up with the results of that search. To make sure it is marked, go to 'More Options' and you'll see 'Sale Records' and you'll be able to pick how far back you want to go. If you search in one area with 'Sales Records' marked, and then move to different area it can reset the search options, which is what I think has happening to you. If you move to a new area of the map or search a new location, just make sure you mark 'Sale Records' again.

    Let us know if that isn't the case, and we will look into it further for you. 

    Thanks! 

    Janie

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    Deb Hall

    Is there a way to narrow to "lease option" and/or "owner carry" may carry.....it  seems no, but thought

    I'd ask - this would be a very helpful option to be able to search on financing terms

    Thanks!

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    Karen Jones

    Thank you for asking, but since our brokerage doesn't handle leases we have not created a way to sort for any kind of rentals or lease options.

    Searching by financing terms might be of interest to some of our buyer clients, but like many other search requests, it affects a pretty narrow band of properties, so we haven't made it a priority.

    Your questions tell me that you have spent a good amount of time on our website, we appreciate you being a Redfin user. Please let us know if we can get you matched up with a local agent for buying or selling a home---or both!

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    Surya Batchu

    It should be very simple to exclude properties with features I do not want, such as pool, especially with little kids. This is really important, please redfin, include this negation, include both remarks and the line item where there is a Y or N option for pool.

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello Surya,

    Thank you for your feedback and for using our website. You can X-out properties after you have decided they are not the home for you or your family. That will gray out the home so that you will not mistakenly look at that property again. I hope this helps! 

    Thanks!

    Janie

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    Deb Hall

    Lease Option is a PURCHASE Financing method NOT a rental - as is Land Contract, Owner Carry -

     

    Nice dodge

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    Karen Jones

    Sorry if I wasn't clear, we don't handle rentals and typically we don't handle leases either. There may be a rare occasion when we would handle a lease with option to purchase, but we only handle contracts that include a purchase.

    Happy to answer any other questions or provide details, no dodge intended. Really it just has to do with the focus of our business, what kinds of searches are effective given how Listing Agents are (or are not) required to enter data in the MLS and how many separate searches we have space for on our web pages.

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    Priyanka Namburu

    How to search for houses based on the nearest elementary and junior high schools rating? (e.g houses with elementary school that falls under that zone rating > 9)

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello Priyanka,

    Thanks for using Redfin.com to find your dream home! Currently, there isn't a way to search for houses near high rated schools. The best bet would be for you to see what the top schools in an area are, then search for homes near those schools. Sorry for any inconvenience, but I hope this helps!

    Thanks!

    Janie

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    John Martin

    How can I exclude coops?

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello John,

    I'm glad you are getting good use out of the website. At this time we do not have a way to exclude co-ops. It is a question that has been on the rise and I will forward off to our developers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Thanks!

    Janie

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    Thomas Jacob

    Please include Fuel options Gas or Oil to search

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello Thomas,

    Thanks for the great suggestion! I'll forward along your feedback for future consideration. 

    Janie

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    A Wilson

    Readfin staff,

    I have found this website to be one of THE BEST out there.  I have spent literally HUNDREDS of hours searching for the right place for me and my pets.  With the exception of a 360 degree street view and a couple of other key indicators (which are readily available on other 'sites) this site offers KEY information at a glance. 

    Nevertheless my suggestions for an even quicker, easier and more effective navigation-to- purchase experience:

    1. Adding 'pets'/'pets OK' or specific animals in remarks is NOT enough as it omits places that actually do allow them. Accordingly, it would be easier to offer such MAKE or BREAK a deal information under the "Home Facts" option. 

    2.  Although I THANK YOU! for providing tax and HOA information (and oftentimes HOA twice) could you perhaps provide Tax/HOA (and maybe even a calculator and/or calculated total monthly charge) NEXT TO the listing's status?

    I realize everyone's needs vary but I'm pretty sure that even with varying needs, i.e., good schools, et cetera everyone needs to know what their minimum home operating costs will be regardless of if they are acquiring their purchases via cash or financing. 

    Thank you for an otherwise great 'site!

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello A,

    Thanks for the feedback and for loving Redfin.com. I will make sure to pass along the suggestions to our developers for future consideration in upcoming builds. 

    Thanks!

    -Janie

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    David Moore

    Please add the ability to search on Terms.  Want to eliminate homes that are Cash or Rehab loan only.

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello David,

    Thanks for the suggestion and for using Redfin.com! I'll make sure to forward your idea to our development team for future builds of the website. 

    Let us know if you have any other ideas for the site!

    -Janie

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    Nick Kolivas

    Having a difficult time finding a condo that is VA approved in the $175-$250 range in metro Boston.

    Any help would be much appreciated!

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    Janie Cowart

    Hello Nick,

    Thanks for using Redfin and for contacting us! What you will need to do is contact an agent in your area. Check out the link for a list of agents in the Massachusetts: http://www.redfin.com/real-estate-agents/massachusetts

    Feel free to read through their reviews on the website and contact them for help in the Boston area!

    I hope this helps, let us know if you have any other issues!

    -Janie

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    yi xu

    I would like to do a quick search one 1 story property for my relative who need wheelchair, but the current feature doesn't allow me to do so. I have to look all property one by one inside the detailed information page. Any suggestions? 

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    Emily Cisneros

    Hi Yi,

    Though Redfin does not have a current option to search for a single story home at this time, you can utilize the the Remarks Section, found in the More Options box on the map page, to add a phrase such as "single story" or "rambler".  Click Update Search and if a listing agent used that term in their description of the home, Redfin will be able to filter those results for you.

    Thank you for using Redfin!

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    Theresia Song

    Hi,

    I am hoping that eventually redfin will add "style" as search features as I want to search 2 stories home with basement or 3 stories.

    Also, I tried the remarks for "second kitchen" since most listing include them in the interior features but it does not really show what is out there.

    Thank you

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    Emily Cisneros

    Hi Theresia,

     

    Thanks for the great search suggestion I appreciate you writing in and letting us know!  I will pass along your feedback for consideration of future updates to Redfin.  Keep the ideas coming we love hearing from you.

     

    Thanks for using Redfin!

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    Deb Richardson

    I would like to know how to indicate "single story". I tried to type that in the field but it tells me there are no houses that meet my criteria. I don't see a drop down box for that single story field. Help!

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    Emily Cisneros

    Hi Deb,

    Redfin does not have a drop box to search by single story homes at this time.  The number of levels a home has is not a required field in the MLS so it is not the most reliable way to search.  I would be curious to know what search criteria you are using?  Usually if you enter the phrase "single story" or "rambler" under Remarks, Redfin will be able to keyword search for you.  I would love if you gave Customer Service a call to discuss further, we can be reached at 877-973-3346.

    Thanks for using Redfin!

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