Network Communications, Inc. and Citysearch Announce Internet Alliance With Builder Homesite, 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, LivingChoices.com. The real estate site will benefit builders and consumers alike by offering an extensive search environment for new homes on the market. LivingChoices.com 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, NewHomeSource.com, will offer its unique search engine capabilities and rich features to the new homes section of LivingChoices.com. "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 LivingChoices.com. "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 LivingChoices.com, 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), 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. For more information, visit their Web site www.LivingChoices.com About Citysearch: Citysearch (www.citysearch.com ) 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. About Builder Homesite, Inc. and Newhomesource.com 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. Newhomesource.com 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 newhomesource.com . MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X85714184
SOURCE Network Communications, Inc.
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