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AOL Real Estate gets a facelift

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AOL has overhauled its real estate section and re-launched a new site in beta at http://realestate.aol.com/. The new site aims to place property search front and center, while offering consumers a broad view of the market, company officials said. AOL Real Estate is one of the top-visited real estate sites, with an average 3.5 million unique visitors each month over the last six months, according to comScore Media Metrix data. At the new site, AOL has combined various types of for-sale and rental property listings into one search box, has added school and neighborhood information in snapshot form that shows up alongside search results, and has beefed up core tools like mortgage calculators and market data. The company also revamped its home-valuation center through a new partnership with Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions' Cyberhomes, which also will be providing property listings to the new AOL site. Fidelity in July announced the partnership, which puts an end to ...