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Yahoo! Real Estate gets new look, features

Site revamped to give improved access to existing data

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Yahoo! Real Estate launched a revamped site today that the company says will make it easier for users to find properties, loans and real estate professionals specific to their locale. The new site offers more ways to find information that was already available at Yahoo! Real Estate, but the company did not announce any new partnerships or plans to expand the portal's offerings. Through partners like Prudential, Zillow, Bankrate and Homegain, Yahoo! Real Estate has already been offering more than 3 million property listings, maps and satellite imagery, home valuations, mortgage tools and referrals to local real estate professionals. The site has also served as an access point for local information, including school evaluations, through links to Yahoo! Local. What's new is a more sophisticated use of maps, allowing users to see the location of schools, parks and restaurants, and call up information posted on Yahoo! Local. Integration with Yahoo! Search will also allow users to create s...