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Pretty soon, you’ll need an app to keep track of just-introduced real estate apps and websites: Here are five new ones.

1. Who doesn’t think about — someday, somewhere — owning a "house in the sun"? A new real estate marketing website is capitalizing on the universal appeal of the notion by specializing in just such properties.

HouseintheSun.com is a Swedish-based firm launched a few months ago that claims its listings of for-sale properties in warm climates around the world grew from 17,500 at its launch in September to 30,000 at the end of October.

The site links would-be buyers to the property owners or their representatives; each listing will convert the property’s asking price to any of five currencies.