Realtor.com® Unveils 'House Talk'(SM) as a New Resource for Home Buyers, Sellers and Dreamers

New online community makes all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable

Feb 09, 2016, 09:00 ET from realtor.com

SAN JOSE, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, a leading destination of online real estate services operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the launch of House TalkSM, a new online community created to help the millions of people who visit realtor.com® get answers to their home-related questions.

House TalkSM is a resource for all things real estate. Whether you're buying or selling a home, want to share a home improvement tip, or have a question about a rental lease – House TalkSM is the place for you. With a robust community of peers and professionals, participants are empowered to ask questions and give answers on real estate topics that matter to them. Users looking for fast answers can also search for key discussion topics to see if they have already been addressed by the group.

Conversation topics that are currently trending include: adjustable rate mortgages, bathroom remodels and kitchen cabinets. General community topics include: financing, buying and selling, home improvement, renting, talk of the town, unique homes and block party. Realtor.com® House TalkSM is available at: http://community.realtor.com/.

"Buying a home is a complicated process – one that only gets more complicated after you've closed and walk through the front door," said Tapan Bhat, chief product officer for realtor.com®. "House Talk was born from a desire to alleviate uncertainty and give home buyers, sellers, renters and dreamers a forum to ask questions and share their own experiences. When you have someone ready to help, suddenly things seem more manageable."

Anyone can join the conversation by simply creating a community account at community.realtor.com. Participants can then click the "start a discussion" button to ask a question or "reply" in an established thread. Users also have the option to "like" a discussion and upload photos or videos to their posts.

About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®

Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider as measured by comScore.

As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with nearly 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance as of the time the statements are made. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global economic, business, competitive market and regulatory and other factors. More detailed information about these and other factors that could affect future results is contained in News Corp's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The "forward-looking statements" included in this document are made only as of the date of this document and we do not have any obligation to publicly update any "forward-looking statements" to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law. 

Media Contact: Lexie Puckett, realtor.com, 805-557-3151

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