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MSN, AOL real estate sites get traction

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MSN Real Estate leaped four positions to break into a list of the top 10 most popular real estate Web sites in August, while AOL Real Estate and climbed into the top 20.Bumped from the Hitwise Top 20 were Coldwell Banker Real Estate, which had previously slipped from 12th to 19th in July, and Listingbook Services, which ranked 17th in June and 20th in July.The top eight real estate Web sites by market share in July held onto those positions in August, online metrics company Hitwise said. At the top of the list was, with a 7.12 percent market share -- twice that of its nearest competitor in the category.'s market share was down from a peak of 9.66 percent in April, but still above the 6.68 percent measured in was followed by Yahoo Real Estate (3.51 percent), Zillow (3.24 percent), ZipRealty (2.57 percent), (2.29 percent), (2.09 percent), ServiceMagic (1.68 percent), and (1.68 percent). The battle fo...