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January 12, 2007 at 8:00 AM

Redfin hooks up with Microsoft for mapping

Redfin has decided it makes more sense to use Microsoft’s Virtual Earth service than produce its own maps.

“They have a whole team; we have one person working on it,” Redfin spokeswoman Cynthia Pang said.

That person will stay with the company, but do other things, she said.

The site is launching today with the new maps and expanded market areas. Locally it’s expanding beyond King County to Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.

Other changes include additional listing information and a feature enabling online chats with agents while making an offer or starting a listing.

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