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The Inman Innovator awards will be presented July 28 at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. A complete list of finalists in each category is available online. Five companies will compete this year for the Inman Innovator Award in the alternative business model category. The 2004 finalists are HouseRebate, InSight Realty, Catalist Homes, iPayOne.com and ForSaleByOwner.com. HouseRebate HouseRebate has harnessed the power of technology and the Internet to offer home buyers and sellers real estate services at lower-than-traditional costs. The San Diego-based company offers buyers a 1 percent rebate on a home purchase, and offers a 4.5 percent commission rate for home-sale services. Buyers can search for homes through the company's Web site, and sellers can have their homes listed on the Mu...