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Zillow debuts iPhone app

Smart phone users can access Zillow on the go

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Imagine strolling through your neighborhood and, with a glance at your iPhone, finding out instantly how much just about any home you walk by last sold for. What if your iPhone could also display your location on a map that pinpoints nearby homes for sale and any that have recently changed hands? That's the promise of the new location-based iPhone application unveiled today by property valuation and listings giant Zillow. Zillow's iPhone app lets users see their location on a map as they walk or drive through a neighborhood, pulling up details not only on 3.3 million for-sale listings but about 95 percent of all U.S. homes. The free iPhone app delivers much of the same information that draws nearly 9 million visitors a month to the company's Web site, Zillow.com, including home value "Zestimates" on more than 88 million properties and data on recently sold homes. That's what separates Zillow's iPhone app from other real estate smart-phone applications, said Spen...