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Agent launches ‘Yelp for real estate’

YourPlace.com offers reviews of cities and neighborhoods

A Texas real estate agent rolled out a review site for cities and neighborhoods today. The site, YourPlace.com, bills itself as "a fun way to explore and discuss great places to live," or a "Yelp for real estate." Users can see and contribute ratings and reviews for various aspects of a city or neighborhood, such as schools, safety, quality of life, local economy, cost of living, activities, and places to visit, among others. "We're essentially trying to solve the problem of people getting candid content about local neighborhoods. What Yelp did for helping people choose a good restaurant, we're going to do for helping people choose a place to live," said Brian Wilson, founder of YourPlace.com. Wilson is an agent at Keller Williams Realty - The Woodlands and Magnolia, outside of Houston, Texas.YourPlace currently has more than 23,500 places in its database, but has launched in only three cities as a starting point: The Woodlands; Colorado Springs, C...

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