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World of online apartment hunting

Many Web sites compete for rental listings
Published on Jul 8, 2004

Plug "apartment search" into your Internet browser and get ready for your head to spin. There is a dizzying assemblage of Web sites listing apartment rentals, and this list includes major national players, regional listing sites and even some city-specific sites. If you think picking an apartment is tough, then you might have trouble choosing an online apartment-hunting Web site too. Inman News conducted a search for apartments in Omaha, Neb., to test a handful of national apartment rental listing sites. The visited sites include: ApartmentGuide.com, Apartments.com, ForRent.com, Rent.com and RentNet.com. ForRent.com found 302 properties and displayed 250 listings in Omaha, and ApartmentGuide.com had 113 apartment listings in Omaha. Apartments.com had 62 listings, RentNet.com had 60 listings, and Rent.com had 27 listings. ForRent.com ForRent.com is a graphics-intensive apartment listings site with a lot of advertising and some banner ads disbursed throughout the search results. This s...

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