House hunters are now getting the ability to judge a home in a new way – by its sound level – in a new feature rolling out to House hunters.
A new company called HowLoud is dubbing itself as the WalkScore but for noise. So far, the new tool is only available in Los Angeles and Orange counties, but company officials are raising funds to roll it out nationwide.
HowLoud assigns a value to the noise level of a property based on a numerical scale, factoring in noise-makers like vehicle and airplane traffic. The company recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to roll out its prototype to the rest of the country. So far, the company has raised 40 percent of its $38,000 goal.
Source: “WalkScore, Except for Sound,” Architect (July 10, 2015)