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Web site consolidates real estate listings

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A new real estate marketing platform is consolidating listings of homes for sale by owners, agents, builders and bank foreclosure. AmericasHomeShowcase.com has been tested in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, and in Phoenix, Ariz. The platform is designed to combine a network of state and local home showcase Web sites that offer free and enhanced advertising opportunities for parties that sell real estate or are otherwise involved in the real estate industry. The project manager, Steven Stackman, said his goal is to expand the Web site into a national system for listing homes and providing information to home buyers and sellers. All major metropolitan areas are expected to be represented on the platform by the end of the year, said Stackman, who has worked in the real estate industry for two decades. By partnering with local real estate industry professionals, Stackman said the site will have a local focus even if it expands nationally. "Although the real estate industry is regulated by m...