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Yahoo revamps real estate site

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Photos accompanying listings on Yahoo Real Estate are now four times bigger, and listings update automatically as users refine search parameters, the company said in announcing a revamp of the site. Agents, brokers, multiple listing services and listings aggregators can supply more detailed home specs when submitting their listings, and search results now include deeper neighborhood information and recommendations for comparable listings, said Steve Schultz, Yahoo Real Estate's senior director, in a post on the company's corporate blog. Yahoo Real Estate is also testing neighborhood profile videos, starting in San Francisco. Schultz promised more new features early next year, including an even greater emphasis on property photos and "meaty new personalization and sharing services."The revamp is part of a new "open real estate strategy" that follows on the heels of the expiration of the site's exclusive relationship with Prudential Real Estate, Schultz said. Since op...