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Realtor.com now featuring apartments for rent

Three-quarters of first-time homebuyers were renters before buying
Published on Nov 1, 2011

Saying many renters are likely to become homebuyers, Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has begun posting apartment rentals from Move.com alongside the for-sale listings Realtor.com receives from more than 900 multiple listing services.Realtor.com previously carried listings for single-family homes for rent, but directed users searching for available units in multi-unit apartment communities to Move.com. Apartment communities on Move.com will automatically be listed on Realtor.com at no additional cost to apartment community advertisers, the company said.As part of the integration of Move.com apartment community listings, Realtor.com is also providing a new "rent vs. buy" calculator. Visitors searching for apartments on Realtor.com will also be shown nearby homes for sale that are said to be as affordable as renting.By including high-density apartment communities in rental searches, Realtor.com will help consumers compare their rental options to homeownership while building conne...

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