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Redfin offers real-time sales info

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Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin says it's begun posting the sales price of homes as soon as they are sold, along with photos and other details, and has updated its Web site to include similar information on every property sold in the past two years in the markets it serves -- about 1.4 million properties.Consumers outside of the Seattle and Washington, D.C., markets must be registered users to obtain that and other detailed information shared between brokers and once accessible only by real estate agents.In a blog post, Redfin Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kelman promised "a staggering amount of detail on the property that just sold," including all the information the seller's agent provided when listing the house, which Redfin pairs with parcel outlines, tax records, automated appraisals and other information.An obvious application for consumers is to create their own comparative market analyses, or CMAs, Kelman said, by using the photos to "exclude all the d...