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Cendant beefs up real estate portal with consumer rebates

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Officials at, which is affiliated with real estate powerhouse Cendant Corp., announced this week that the site is offering a cash rebate of up to $3,600, where available, to consumers who use a referred agent to sell their existing home and buy a new home.   A rebate of up to $1,800 is available to consumers who use a referred agent for one transaction – either a home sale or a home purchase. All of the referred agents are affiliated with Cendant's real estate brands. Though the referred agent rebate is not yet posted on the site, a spokesman said Thursday that the rebate program has already launched. CompleteHome also offers -- in exchange for membership fees -- access to a network of home improvement contractors, and savings for moving services, household appliances and decor such as blinds and wallpaper, and discounts on utility bills. CompleteHome is not the first company to roll out a spectrum of real estate services at a single Web site. RealEstate.c...