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MSN Real Estate breaks into Hitwise top 10

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MSN Real Estate boosted its market share of Internet traffic in July to break into the ranks of the 10 most visited real estate Web sites as tracked by Hitwise. MSN Real Estate was the only newcomer in the top 10 list, rising from 17th place in June to ninth place and bumping Zip Realty to 11th place on the Hitwise report in the process. The top 10 real estate Web sites cornered 29.2 percent of all visits in the online real estate category in July, compared to 11.4 percent for those ranked 11th through 20th., a site dedicated to vacation rentals, was the only new addition to Hitwise's list of top 20 real estate sites. The site continued its steady rise in the rankings during the last several months to displace MLS of Northern Illinois. Move Inc.'s, the official site of the National Association of Realtors, not only maintained its dominant position at the top of the list but boosted market share from 7.99 percent in June to 8.37 percent in July.'s m...