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Online real estate broker Redfin today announced it has expanded its service to Boston, marking the fourth market area for the company. Separately, the company launched a new version of its Web site and a new company logo. Boston is the first East Coast market for Redfin, which offers to rebate a portion of the sales commission to buyers who do much of the home-search work themselves. For sellers, Redfin charges a flat fee of $3,000 to broker the sale. The company launches in Boston with one agent working from his home, according to company spokeswoman Cynthia Pang, who added that it can take a couple of months for a market to ramp up. She said the company also has a licensed Massachusetts agent in its Washington office to support the Boston agent as needed. "We're working on hiring more p...