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Real estate’s top 20: apartment, brokerage websites make gains

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Brokerages and websites featuring apartment rentals boosted their share of Internet traffic during April, with joining a list of top 10 real estate sites and RE/MAX Real Estate moving up in rankings compiled by online metrics firm Hitwise.RE/MAX Real Estate, which broke into the Hitwise top 10 in March, built on that momentum to become the eighth most visited real estate website in April, Hitwise said.Other brokerage websites seeing gains in April included Century 21 Real Estate (up two positions to 15th), Redfin (up three positions to 16th) and Coldwell Banker Real Estate, which rose two positions to break into the Hitwise top 20 at 19th.In climbing five positions to claim the ninth spot, bumped MSN Real Estate off the top 10 list and into 12th place.Other websites emphasizing rentals moving up in the Hitwise rankings were (up two positions to 14th), Apartment Guide (up two positions to 11th), and MyNewPlace, which reclaimed the 10th position...