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Google adds detail pages for listings

Search, listings display continues to evolve at Google Maps

Google Maps is integrating listings submitted by agents and brokers to Google Base into "place pages," making available on a single page all the information Google has about a property listing -- including property details, photos, inspection times, videos, a street-view preview and nearby public transit information.Google Maps rolled out a dedicated landing page for listings in July, at: http://maps.google.com/realestate, and improved search capabilities that allow consumers to look for listings around specific neighborhoods. Consumers could previously use Google Maps to search for real estate listings submitted by agents and brokers to Google Base, but only if they specified "real estate" from a search options menu (see story).Searching Google Maps using the keywords "real estate" and "San Jose," for example, returns a map displaying listings submitted to Google Base.With the additional integration of place pages, clicking on any of the listing...

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