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Century 21 rolls out iPhone app

Tool offers info on listings, area, open houses, offices

Real estate franchise giant Century 21 Real Estate has released a mobile application for Apple's iPhone, accoding to an announcement today. The free app allows homebuyers to find nearby properties through a geo-location button or to search by city and state or ZIP code. The results display either in a list or Google Maps view. Users can also filter their searches by property features such as price range, property type, bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and proximity to current or entered location. Five navigation tabs point homebuyers to other functions they might find useful. To help homebuyers decide where they want to put down roots, the Area tab provides neighborhood information about a particular location, such as school profiles and ratings, photos of nearby landmarks and public spaces, and population breakdowns of age ranges, annual income, ethnicity, educational attainment, and recently sold homes.The tab also includes a Wikipedia summary for the area. The Listin...