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HomeGain, RealtyTrac join top-10 list

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Online real estate marketing site HomeGain.com hopped up four places in a monthly ranking of industry Web sites to seventh place, and foreclosure info site RealtyTrac.com moved up three spots in November to join the top-10 list, Web metrics company Hitwise reported. Realtor.com maintained its dominance as the top real estate category Web site on the Hitwise list, which ranks sites according to total U.S. market share of visits to real estate Web sites. But Realtor.com's market share sank from 7.68 percent in the Hitwise October report (see Inman News) to 6.43 percent in the November report, with second-place Yahoo Real Estate gaining ground -- from 4.11 percent real estate category market share in October to 4.64 percent in November. The Yahoo Real Estate site, at RealEstate.Yahoo.com, recently underwent a facelift, and the site now offers larger property photos and automatically updating displays of property listings based on users' search refinements (see Inman News). Zil...