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Homes.com: Detroit gets big boost in searches

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Homes.com, a real estate search site operated by Dominion Enterprises, this week launched a top-10 list of market areas with the largest growth in search activity at the site from January 2008 to January 2009. Search traffic grew the most in Detroit (up 52 percent); followed by Naples, Fla. (44.7 percent); Greensboro, N.C. (41.6 percent); Tulsa, Okla. (41 percent); El Paso, Texas (38.4 percent); Oceanside, Calif. (37 percent); Fort Myers, Fla. (34.7 percent); Columbia, S.C. (33.9 percent); and Murrieta, Calif. (33.3 percent). Property-search giant Realtor.com last month released search statistics from traffic to that site in December (see Inman News) that showed top search activity for a variety of markets, as well as areas that saw the largest year-over-year and month-over-month increases in search data. And online real estate site Trulia.com released a list of most-searched areas in January based on its own data (see Inman News). *** What's your opinion? Leave your comment...