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Three sites break into Hitwise top 20

Nine newcomers to top 100

MyNewPlace, mlsfinder.com and VisualTour.com climbed into the ranks of the 20 most visited real estate Web sites during April, according to an analysis of Internet traffic by metrics company Hitwise.MyNewPlace (18th) and VisualTour.com (20th) were returning to the Hitwise top 20 after dropping off the list earlier this year. But mlsfinder.com -- a company that provides Web development services for the industry -- continued its climb from 30th in January and 24th place in March to break into the top 20 for the first time in April at 19th.Web sites on the Hitwise top 20 netted 40.6 percent of all visits in the "Business and Finance -- Real Estate" category. Most of that traffic went to the top 10 Web sites, which captured 30.1 percent of traffic in the category, Hitwise said.Among the Hitwise top 10, there was some jockeying for position, but no new members.With 9.66 percent of traffic in the category, Realtor.com maintained its top position on the list, followed by Yahoo! Real...