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ApartmentGuide.com, Homes.com gain in Hitwise rankings

Several rental sites improve market share in June

Housing search sites ApartmentGuide.com and Homes.com moved up five places on the Hitwise list of most-visited real estate Web sites in June compared to the previous month. Hitwise, a Web metrics company, also reported that the MSN Real Estate site, at realestate.msn.com, dropped three spots on the real estate top-20 list, which ranks sites according to the market share of visits to that category. The company ranks about 1 million unique Web sites daily. Realtor.com remained at the top of the list, though its market share declined from 8.12 percent in May to 7.99 percent in June. In April, Hitwise reported that Realtor.com had an 8.42 percent market share. RealtyTrac.com, a real estate information company that provides information about foreclosure properties, was ranked second on the Hitwise top-20 list in June and its market share rose from 3.2 percent in May to 3.85 percent in June. HomeGain.com dropped from third to fourth on the list while its market share held at 2.88 percent, an...

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