LINCOLN, Mass. - HomeAdvisor.com has topped Gomez Advisors' quarterly Internet home buying site list for the second consecutive quarter.

The Internet consulting firm gave HomeAdvisor the highest score ever on its fall 2000 list. Homestore.com, RealHome.com, GMAC Real Estate, and ZipRealty.com rounded out the top five.

To be included on the list, Web sites must offer access to at least 15,000 home listings, which must represent properties in at least four states which contain at least 10% of the U.S. population. The sites must also offer a detailed privacy policy and either a personal account area or e-mail alerts.

Gomez then judges the sites by several categories, including ease of use, customer confidence, on-site resources, and relationship services.

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