ATLANTA, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), one of the world's largest providers of real estate advertising and publishing (The Real Estate Book(R), Apartment Blue Book(R)/Apartment Finder Blue Book(TM), Unique Homes(R) and others), announced an agreement with Citysearch, one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS), to build what is being projected as the real estate industry's most comprehensive Web presence. The new consumer friendly and innovative real estate Web site, LivingChoices.com, launches today. LivingChoices.com provides preferred real estate content including homes for sale, luxury properties, apartment homes, proximity searches, enhanced listings and advertiser profiles. Viewers can print a brochure on each property and make use of mortgage estimators and mapping tools. LivingChoices.com is a fresh look into a major change in the online real estate space. Citysearch, which provides online city guides for 128 cities worldwide, is using its systems and development resources to expand and build new sites to deliver NCI home and apartment content to users. LivingChoices.com has been integrated as the new Homes & Apartments channel on Citysearch. Future enhancements to the site will include the addition of innovative content such as corporate housing, senior communities, relocation information and neighborhood reviews. "Our relationship with NCI allows us to continue to deliver on our mission to offer consumers the best local search with the best local content, and further position Citysearch as the best place on the Web for local searching about places and events where you live, work or visit -- 'anything, anywhere,' "said Steven Trepp, president of Citysearch. With built in marketing tools, including NCI's 10 million homes and apartments magazines distributed each month to more than 500 markets, NCI and Citysearch have the capability to significantly drive targeted traffic to LivingChoices.com. The site's Web address will be branded on each publication for maximum exposure. "With our trusted offline brands in real estate advertising and publishing along with Citysearch's established online city guides, we believe this site will be the leading homes and apartments site on the Web," said Jay McDonald, president and chief executive officer of NCI. "This alliance will take both companies to the next level." About Network Communications, Inc.: Network Communications, Inc. is one of the country's largest privately held multimedia communications companies. NCI is the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information in North America. The company distributes more than 10 million magazines each month representing more than 500 markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Network Communications' publications include: The Real Estate Book(R), New Home Finder(TM), Unique Homes(R) Magazine, Mature Living Choices(R), Apartment Blue Book(R), Apartment Finder Blue Book(TM), CorporateChoices.com(TM), The Luxury Real Estate Book(TM) and Commercial and Investment Properties(TM) as well as private label magazines for over 30 real estate agencies. NCI, combined with its Walton Press subsidiary is also the largest printer in the state of Georgia, printing for over 260 other publishers throughout the U.S. About Citysearch: Citysearch is a leading local network enabling people to get the most out of their city. Providing online city guides for 128 cities worldwide, citysearch.com helps people find and plan what they want to do and then lets them take action, offering local transactions such as buying event tickets and making hotel and restaurant reservations online. Citysearch is one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X86656227
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