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Real estate technology roundup

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The following is a real estate technology roundup: launches new heat maps for renters, a real estate search site that features for-sale and rental properties, has launched Rent Ratio Heat Maps that allow users to visualize areas that make sense for them to rent or buy in, based on the ratio of rental and for-sale prices in a given area. The tool builds on the company's "Buy vs. Rent" search portal launched in December that allows users to set a desired minimum and maximum monthly payment amount that they are willing to spend for housing. HotPads also offers color-coded Foreclosure Heat Maps that show which markets have the highest foreclosure activity. opens, the latest Web startup by Zillow and Expedia founder Richard Barton, is live. The site features user reviews and ratings of companies and CEOs, as well as salary information. Site users can anonymously post reviews or salary information to the site. Company...