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3 sites join real estate top-20 rankings

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Reply.com, Move.com and WhiteFence.com joined the top-20 list of real estate-related Web sites in December, climbing several spots from the previous month, online metrics company Hitwise reported today. Reply.com, an online lead-generation and marketing company, moved from 21st to 17th in the rankings, housing search site Move.com from 22nd to 19th, and utilities and home services price-comparison site WhiteFence.com from 24th to 20th. ColdwellBanker.com, LoopNet.com and VisualTour.com were on the top-20 list in November but did not rank among the top 20 in December. The monthly Hitwise rankings are based on U.S. market share of visits to real estate sites from a sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. Rankings did not change for the top five sites on the list from November to December. Realtor.com topped the list with 6.7 percent market share, up from 6.43 percent in November. Yahoo Real Estate's (realestate.yahoo.com) market share dipped from 4.64 percent in November to 4....