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Merger of Immobel, Real Buzz Media spawns listing network

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Type "houses for sale in Las Vegas" into a search engine like Google or Yahoo and you're likely to see results dominated by the big names in property search, like, Zillow, Trulia.Try the same search in Chinese or Spanish and the ecosystem is a little more diverse -- there's room for a new player like to squeeze into the top 10 results.The Global Real Estate Network translates U.S. property listings into Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), French, Italian and Russian.The result of a merger of Immobel and Real Buzz Media, the operators of the site claim that just a few months after launch, "most major MLS and Realtor organizations now syndicate their listings" to the says it provides a B2B (business-to-business) networking channel to facilitate referrals -- even when agents don't share a common language.The Real-Buzz portal and retail products are powered by Immobel whose foun...