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Trulia property-search launches online community tools

'Trulia Voices' allows neighborhood dialog among site users

Property-search site Trulia.com today announced the launch of "Trulia Voices" -- an online community that is intended to spark neighborhood dialog among users, including home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals -- and also rolled out other new features. The company, which offers about 2 million property listings nationwide, announced a site redesign, e-mail alerts to track currently listed properties and newly listed properties that match desired specifications, data for past sales, and a real estate-related widgets Web site at www.housingwidgets.com. In concert with these announcements, the Trulia.com site officially emerges from beta mode. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2005. Trulia Voices, which allows users to generate profiles and ranks the users based on their activities within the online community, is the latest of several real estate industry efforts to create an online community that facilitates direct interaction between consumes and real estate prof...

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