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RPR gets its own blog

New site features demo, frequently asked questions

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The National Association of Realtors' planned national property database, Realtors Property Resource, now has its own blog that aims to answer frequently asked questions about the initiative, which is scheduled to begin beta testing in March.Reggie Nicolay, director of social media for Realtors Property Resource, said the RPRblog will allow RPR to "highlight beta markets and join in on relevant industry conversation."NAR announced in November that it had purchased technology and licensed data from LPS Real Estate Group, the operator of Cyberhomes.com, to create a database of 147 million residential and commercial properties. Realtors will have access to zoning, permits and environmental information for those properties, plus information on neighborhoods, school districts and community demographics.But RPR also needs multiple listings services around the country to contribute their property listings if the database is to stand out from others that offer access to public record...