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Exclusive partnership brings more variety and listings to consumers searching online for homes for rent

A recent study by Hitwise notes a significant growth in the search term “homes for rent” versus “houses for sale” between July 2009 and early July 2010. To accommodate this change in search behavior, has formed an exclusive partnership with which will allow consumers to have more options when searching homes for rent. recently launched a new redesign of its website, which allows the rentals section to be easily accessible on the main page site, featuring over 100,000 apartments and other rental listings powered by, the premier aggregator of rental listings in the US.

When a renter goes to to search for a home, in addition to being able to search for homes for sale, a consumer will now be able to select from a variety of rentals, such as apartments for rent, homes for rent or senior living. The search can be narrowed down based on criteria such as city, state or zip code as well as property type and price range.

“At the end of each day, everyone goes ‘home,’ whether they own or rent,” said Jason Doyle, vice president of “We feel that the repositioning of more accurately represents the reality of the home market today. By covering the entire ‘home’ spectrum, we are better positioned to meet the needs of today’s consumers.” This is just another example of how is increasing its online presence to make the apartment search process easier for renters.

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