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Roost.com announces redesign

Site synchronizes map, photo, listing views

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Roost.com, a real estate search site that features multiple listing service-based property listings information shared through partner brokers, has redesigned its Web site to feature synchronized displays of property maps, photos and basic listing data in the same screen view. The site features millions of for-sale property listings from a variety of sources -- most of which come from broker-to-broker data-sharing agreements in dozens of major metro areas across the country. Roost also features information secured from other providers on new homes, foreclosure-related homes and for-sale-by-owner homes -- in complying with MLS rules, Roost does not mix MLS-based data with displays of non-MLS data in search results. On Friday evening the site reported an inventory of about 3.69 million property listings. First American CoreLogic provides Roost with data on foreclosure properties. Alex Chang, Roost CEO, noted that the site redesign is the culmination of a year's worth of beta te...