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Local real estate for sale on new classified site offers free ads for consumers, agents

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Online classified site formally launched this month, offering free online classified listings to sellers of all types of goods, including homes. LiveDeal is different than most existing online classified sites in that it can connect buyers and sellers in nearly any town or rural region. Some classified sites, such as the popular Craigslist, operate in metropolitan areas, connecting buyers and sellers within one set region. Others, such as eBay, connect buyers and sellers across different towns, states or countries. LiveDeal has more than half a million users, according to the company. LiveDeal combines the concepts of classified advertising, Yellow Pages and e-commerce, and is powered by technology that allows consumers to sort and view items according to a particular city, state or ZIP code. The browse page displays city name and distance from the buyer. Home sellers and real estate brokers and agents currently can advertise homes on LiveDeal at no charge, according...