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Zillow, Move.com climb real estate Web rankings

Group of top-10 real estate sites gain market share in May

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Home valuation and property marketing site Zillow.com passed Yahoo Real Estate to rank sixth among the most visited real estate Web sites in May, Web metrics company Hitwise reported this week, and Move Inc.'s Move.com rose from 11th in April to 10th in May. Real estate marketing site HouseValues.com took the largest monthly jump on the top-20 list of most visited sites, rising from 24th in April to 18th in May. Other sites with improved monthly rankings include Century 21 Real Estate (century21.com), from 12th to 11th; ServiceMagic.com, from 15th to 12th; VisualTour.com, from 16th to 15th; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov), from 19th to 17th; and MLS of Northern Illinois (mlsni.connectmls.com), from 21st to 19th. Sites with monthly declines in visitor traffic include Yahoo Real Estate, from sixth in April to seventh in May, Coldwell Banker Real Estate (coldwellbanker.com), from 10th to 13th; and ApartmentGuide.com, from 13th to 16th. Hitwise data...