Network Communications, Inc. and Citysearch Announce Internet Alliance With Builder Homesite, Inc.

Feb 05, 2002, 00:00 ET from Network Communications, Inc.

    ATLANTA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), one of
 the world's largest providers of real estate advertising and publishing (The
 Real Estate Book(R), New Home Finder(TM), Apartment Blue Book(R)/Apartment
 Finder Blue Book(TM), Unique Homes(R) and others), and Citysearch, a leading
 local network and one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster
 (Nasdaq:   TMCS), entered into an agreement with Builder Homesite, Inc. (BHI), a
 consortium of America's leading homebuilders. BHI, Inc. will provide new homes
 content to NCI and Citysearch's co-branded Web site,  The
 real estate site will benefit builders and consumers alike by offering an
 extensive search environment for new homes on the market. provides real estate content including homes for sale,
 new construction, luxury properties, apartment homes, proximity searches,
 enhanced listings and advertiser profiles.  With this new alliance, Builder
 Homesite, Inc., through their Web site,, will offer its
 unique search engine capabilities and rich features to the new homes section
     "The relationships developed through this alliance with NCI and Citysearch
 allow us to continue to deliver on our mission to offer builders and consumers
 the best products, tools and services to make finding, owning and living in a
 new home easier, simpler and more convenient," said Tim Costello, CEO of
 Builder Homesite, Inc.
     "Traffic to Citysearch's Real Estate section has increased by nearly 400%
 since April, demonstrating that our nearly six million monthly unique users
 desire this content," said Dan Marriott, president of Citysearch.
 "Citysearch's goal is to provide users with information that helps save them
 time and money, and by expanding the new homes content on this popular
 section, we are further executing upon this goal."
     Builder Homesite, Inc., which lists properties of 63 homebuilders and
 represents 40 percent of homes built in major U.S. markets last year, is using
 its innovative search engine combined with its content listings to expand  "We are enthusiastic about the opportunities we are
 creating with Builder Homesite, Inc. and Citysearch," stated Jay McDonald,
 president and CEO of NCI.  "This alliance brings consumers a richer new home
 search environment, more robust content to, and generates
 valuable, new leads for our clients, allowing us to compete and excel at an
 even higher level."
     About Network Communications, Inc.:
     Headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia, 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),, 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.  For more information, visit their Web site
     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, 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.
     About Builder Homesite, Inc. and
     Builder Homesite, Inc. is a consortium of homebuilders that was founded in
 2000 in Austin, TX by 10 of the nation's largest homebuilders, which then
 quickly grew to 32 major Builders, representing 225,000 homes sold.  The
 following leading national homebuilders are investors and consortium members:
 American Heritage Homes, Beazer Homes USA, Inc., Capital Pacific Holdings,
 Centex Corporation, D. R. Horton, Inc., David Weekley Homes, Del Webb, The
 Drees Company, Gateway Homes, Hammonds Homes, Highland Homes, Hovnanian
 Enterprises, Inc., John Wieland Homes, KB Home, Lennar Corporation, McGuyer
 Homes, M.D.C. Holdings, Medallion Homes, Morrison Homes, Neumann Homes,
 Orleans Homebuilders, Perry Homes, Pulte Homes, Ryan Building Group, The
 Ryland Group, Inc., Schuler Homes, Inc., Signature Homes, Sivage Thomas Homes,
 Standard Pacific Homes, Toll Brothers, Village Homes of Colorado, and
 Weyerhaeuser Real Estate. is one of the first products
 released by Builder Homesite, Inc. and serves the interests of new
 homebuilders and consumers by providing an incredible marketplace and search
 environment for new homes and builders.  In addition to the 32 Investor
 Builders represented on the site today, an additional 31 builders have added
 their listings to .
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