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Zillow zooms out with neighborhood discussions, data

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Zillow has expanded its focus on homes to the surrounding neighborhoods, adding neighborhood pages with detailed demographic information for more than 130 U.S. cities, the company announced. "The pages are seeded with rich local demographic and real estate information, but are built for communities and neighbors to make their own," according to the Zillow announcement. Zillow's online community can add photos, events and news, and can participate in discussions and ask or answer questions. is another real estate search and community site that features neighborhood demographics and discussions. That site features a community-driven "Trulia Voices" area for neighborhood discussions and Real Estate Guides with city and neighborhood statistics. Real estate brokerage company Redfin Corp. similarly announced Redfin Forums message boards, which allow neighborhood discussions in markets where Redfin operates, and operator Move Inc. has announced plans to incorporate neig...