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Real estate sites make PCMag’s Top 100

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Real estate-related sites Trulia, craigslist and HotPads.com made PCMag.com's "Top 100 Web Sites of 2009," along with a number of other portals, applications and tools that could also be useful to tech-savvy real estate professionals. Known for its listings and "heat maps" -- graphical representations of housing market data -- Trulia was the favorite real estate site of PCMag.com editors, despite its uncanny ability to "either make your day or destroy your week, depending on whether you're shopping for a home or considering selling," the publication said.In recent months, Trulia has climbed the rankings on a list of top real estate-related Web sites by market share maintained by Internet metrics company Hitwise, reaching fifth place in June (see story).Also making the PCMag.com's list in the "Classics: Shopping" category was craigslist, for helping users "hunt for a new house or apartment, buy and sell used stuff, and even find your long-lo...