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Colorado MLS revamps consumer-facing real estate search site offers open house, 'green' search features

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Northern Colorado multiple listing service IRES has redesigned its public-facing property search site, The redesign includes an "Open Houses" tab that allows users to search for open houses by time period -- "today" or "this weekend," for example -- and see the results in list form, in a photo gallery view, or plotted on a map. Screenshot of redesigned  In addition, users may now also search by "green" features, including whether the home meets the requirements for EnergyStar, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or Home Energy Rating System (HERS) ratings or certifications and whether a home has a high efficiency furnace or solar heating system, among other features. Screenshot of redesigned   Users can also search by accessibility features, including ramp access, an absence of stairs, wide doors, and proximity to a bus stop. Screenshot of redesigned  Othe...