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New York brokerage launches iPhone app

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Manhattan-based residential real estate brokerage Citi Habitats has released a free mobile application for the Apple iPhone. The brokerage is owned and operated by Realogy subsidiary NRT LLC. Citi Habitats has 12 offices and deals in for-sale homes, rentals, and new developments in New York City. Its website received more 1 one billion hits last year, the brokerage said. Users looking for for-sale or for-rent homes near them or in a location they choose can search by neighborhood, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, property type, and whether the property has an open house scheduled. Users can also save searches and listings and receive notifications when homes matching their search criteria come on the market. They can also get directions to a property from their current location via Google Maps. Listings pages allow users to flick through photos; view property descriptions and details such as square footage and agent contact information; and see a list of "things to d...