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Rent High Life in Plush Homes: Unreal Estate

"We're their eBay (EBAY)," says HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples. "They created a marketplace that didn't exist because it couldn't exist, because the ability to cost-effectively find a buyer for a $12 item if you live in Kansas and a buyer lives in Boston was impossible. That's exactly the problem we're solving here."

-- Reported by Jason Notte in Boston.

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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet.com. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, The Boston Herald, The Boston Phoenix, Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent.
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