Homestore.com(TM) Springs Toward Summer With Happenin' Home and Lifestyle Tips

Move Over Martha! Homestore.com(TM), Now the Leading Lifestyle & Hobbies

Site, Offers 'Can't Miss' Home Tips Indoors and Out



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Homestore.com, Inc.

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Homestore.com, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: HOMS), which operates the Internet's leading home and real estate Web
 sites, has now been crowned the number one Web site for hobbies and lifestyle
 according to the most recent Media Metrix report*.  With more enthusiasts
 visiting its sites than ever, Homestore.com is up to the challenge with a
 treasure trove of "Everything Home(TM)" for consumers to get into gear on home
 improvement, gardening, decorating and other sunny day (and "April shower"
 rainy day) home projects.
     "Spring is a very different mindset in 2001.  Pastels are out.  Reds are
 in.  Shabby chic is out.  Patio furniture is in.  Spring traditions are
 changing and the Web is the only medium fast enough to keep up," said Jackie
 Steinberg, vice president of editorial content of Homestore.com, Inc.
 "Homestore.com has some of the fastest page download times on the Web and
 we're organized for quick browsing on a wide range of home related topics."
 
     Spring Bathroom Remodeling
     One of the most popular Spring remodeling and redecorating jobs is the
 bathroom.  Whether a person wants to redesign the entire bathroom, just redo
 the tile or tub, or add colorful towels, Homestore.com supplies consumers with
 tips and a photo gallery highlighting what's new, fashionable and easy in
 bathroom remodeling:
 http://www.homestore.com/decorate/advice/season/spring/default.asp.
 
     Spring Planting Season is Upon Us
     Celebrity gardener Rebecca Kolls helps consumers tackle weekend projects
 alongside a myriad of Homestore.com reference materials for just about every
 gardening need.  This month, Rebecca suggests planting dwarf fruit trees,
 which fit in any size yard and grow well in all regions of the United States.
 Homestore.com also offers downloadable video illustrating how to plant the
 trees as well as video on Rebecca's herbal soap recipes and directions on
 propagating roses:  http://www.homestore.com/LawnGarden/Features/Rebecca.
 
     From Flour to Flowers: Tips for Spring Cooking
     Spring means fresh fruit and vegetables, classic outdoor barbecue and
 cooking for the holidays.  Homestore.com has great recipes from Cinco de Mayo
 Chile Rellenos to Memorial Day camping food to pies for the Fourth of July.
 Consumers can find all these and a Mother's Day treat of edible flowers at:
 http://www.homestore.com/Food_Recipes/Cooking/default.asp
 
     Repair Winter Damage
     Winter takes its toll on houses across the country -- now it's time to
 clean up what it left behind.  Homestore.com's home improvement planning
 calendars and Do-It-Yourself guides offer quick and easy ways to fix clogged
 gutters, clean moldy walls, and leave other ill-effects out in the cold:
 http://www.homestore.com/Home_Improvement/doityourself/default.asp
 
     Refinance Then Plan That Summer Vacation
     With all the interest rate cuts, Homestore.com's new mortgage guide helps
 consumers make sense of it all, including decision-making tools on whether to
 refinance, where to shop for a mortgage, when to lock in a rate and answers to
 other questions that could save people big bucks.  And with all the extra
 loot, Homestore.com introduces consumer tips on how to plan a summer vacation
 without breaking the family budget:
 http://www.homestore.com/Finance/default.asp
 
     About Homestore.com, Inc.
     Homestore.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOMS) is the leading supplier of online media
 and technology solutions to the home and real estate industries, serving both
 consumers and professionals.  Homestore.com, Inc.'s family of Web sites
 includes the Homestore.com(TM), REALTOR.com(R), HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals and HomeFair.com(R) Web sites.
 Homestore.com(TM) features the widest-range of home and real estate related
 information on topics including finance and insurance, home improvement,
 decor, lawn and garden, and home electronics, among others.  Consumers can
 view over 1.4 million new and existing homes for sale and find broker and
 agent services on REALTOR.com(R), the official Internet site of the National
 Association of REALTORS(R).  Consumers searching for new homes can find more
 than 120,000 models, new homes and built-to-suit plans on HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 the official new home site of the National Association of Home Builders.
 Consumers interested in renting an apartment will find listing information
 from more than 45,000 properties in more than 6,000 cities on
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals.  Comprehensive moving and relocation
 information on the Internet is available from HomeFair.com(TM).
 Homestore.com(TM) content is also available through distribution relationships
 with America Online, Excite @Home and Netscape.  Homestore.com, Inc. also
 operates Welcome Wagon(R), the widely recognized direct marketing program that
 introduces participating neighborhood retailers and their services to new
 homeowners.  Welcome Wagon represents a network of more than 35,000 merchants
 and reaches 1.8 million new homeowners annually.  Technology subsidiaries of
 Homestore.com, Inc. include WyldFyre Technologies, the leading developer of
 software used to access multiple listing service data and property photos; TOP
 PRODUCER Systems, North America's #1- selling provider of leads management and
 marketing software for real estate professionals; and The Hessel Group, the
 provider of technology-driven solutions and services to the relocation
 industry.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by
 those sections.  Actual results, including but not limited to usage of the
 Homestore.com sites, may differ materially.  The matters discussed in this
 press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time
 in Homestore.com, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC).  In particular, see "Risk Factors" in the Final Prospectus included in
 the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 declared effective by the SEC
 on January 26, 2000 and also see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
 the year ended December 31, 1999 filed with the SEC (http://www.sec.gov).  We
 assume no duty to update this information in this press release if any
 forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate.
 
     *Media Metrix, February 2001
 
 

SOURCE Homestore.com, Inc.
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Homestore.com, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: HOMS), which operates the Internet's leading home and real estate Web
 sites, has now been crowned the number one Web site for hobbies and lifestyle
 according to the most recent Media Metrix report*.  With more enthusiasts
 visiting its sites than ever, Homestore.com is up to the challenge with a
 treasure trove of "Everything Home(TM)" for consumers to get into gear on home
 improvement, gardening, decorating and other sunny day (and "April shower"
 rainy day) home projects.
     "Spring is a very different mindset in 2001.  Pastels are out.  Reds are
 in.  Shabby chic is out.  Patio furniture is in.  Spring traditions are
 changing and the Web is the only medium fast enough to keep up," said Jackie
 Steinberg, vice president of editorial content of Homestore.com, Inc.
 "Homestore.com has some of the fastest page download times on the Web and
 we're organized for quick browsing on a wide range of home related topics."
 
     Spring Bathroom Remodeling
     One of the most popular Spring remodeling and redecorating jobs is the
 bathroom.  Whether a person wants to redesign the entire bathroom, just redo
 the tile or tub, or add colorful towels, Homestore.com supplies consumers with
 tips and a photo gallery highlighting what's new, fashionable and easy in
 bathroom remodeling:
 http://www.homestore.com/decorate/advice/season/spring/default.asp.
 
     Spring Planting Season is Upon Us
     Celebrity gardener Rebecca Kolls helps consumers tackle weekend projects
 alongside a myriad of Homestore.com reference materials for just about every
 gardening need.  This month, Rebecca suggests planting dwarf fruit trees,
 which fit in any size yard and grow well in all regions of the United States.
 Homestore.com also offers downloadable video illustrating how to plant the
 trees as well as video on Rebecca's herbal soap recipes and directions on
 propagating roses:  http://www.homestore.com/LawnGarden/Features/Rebecca.
 
     From Flour to Flowers: Tips for Spring Cooking
     Spring means fresh fruit and vegetables, classic outdoor barbecue and
 cooking for the holidays.  Homestore.com has great recipes from Cinco de Mayo
 Chile Rellenos to Memorial Day camping food to pies for the Fourth of July.
 Consumers can find all these and a Mother's Day treat of edible flowers at:
 http://www.homestore.com/Food_Recipes/Cooking/default.asp
 
     Repair Winter Damage
     Winter takes its toll on houses across the country -- now it's time to
 clean up what it left behind.  Homestore.com's home improvement planning
 calendars and Do-It-Yourself guides offer quick and easy ways to fix clogged
 gutters, clean moldy walls, and leave other ill-effects out in the cold:
 http://www.homestore.com/Home_Improvement/doityourself/default.asp
 
     Refinance Then Plan That Summer Vacation
     With all the interest rate cuts, Homestore.com's new mortgage guide helps
 consumers make sense of it all, including decision-making tools on whether to
 refinance, where to shop for a mortgage, when to lock in a rate and answers to
 other questions that could save people big bucks.  And with all the extra
 loot, Homestore.com introduces consumer tips on how to plan a summer vacation
 without breaking the family budget:
 http://www.homestore.com/Finance/default.asp
 
     About Homestore.com, Inc.
     Homestore.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOMS) is the leading supplier of online media
 and technology solutions to the home and real estate industries, serving both
 consumers and professionals.  Homestore.com, Inc.'s family of Web sites
 includes the Homestore.com(TM), REALTOR.com(R), HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals and HomeFair.com(R) Web sites.
 Homestore.com(TM) features the widest-range of home and real estate related
 information on topics including finance and insurance, home improvement,
 decor, lawn and garden, and home electronics, among others.  Consumers can
 view over 1.4 million new and existing homes for sale and find broker and
 agent services on REALTOR.com(R), the official Internet site of the National
 Association of REALTORS(R).  Consumers searching for new homes can find more
 than 120,000 models, new homes and built-to-suit plans on HomeBuilder.com(TM),
 the official new home site of the National Association of Home Builders.
 Consumers interested in renting an apartment will find listing information
 from more than 45,000 properties in more than 6,000 cities on
 Homestore.com(TM) Apartments & Rentals.  Comprehensive moving and relocation
 information on the Internet is available from HomeFair.com(TM).
 Homestore.com(TM) content is also available through distribution relationships
 with America Online, Excite @Home and Netscape.  Homestore.com, Inc. also
 operates Welcome Wagon(R), the widely recognized direct marketing program that
 introduces participating neighborhood retailers and their services to new
 homeowners.  Welcome Wagon represents a network of more than 35,000 merchants
 and reaches 1.8 million new homeowners annually.  Technology subsidiaries of
 Homestore.com, Inc. include WyldFyre Technologies, the leading developer of
 software used to access multiple listing service data and property photos; TOP
 PRODUCER Systems, North America's #1- selling provider of leads management and
 marketing software for real estate professionals; and The Hessel Group, the
 provider of technology-driven solutions and services to the relocation
 industry.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by
 those sections.  Actual results, including but not limited to usage of the
 Homestore.com sites, may differ materially.  The matters discussed in this
 press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time
 in Homestore.com, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 (SEC).  In particular, see "Risk Factors" in the Final Prospectus included in
 the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 declared effective by the SEC
 on January 26, 2000 and also see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
 the year ended December 31, 1999 filed with the SEC (http://www.sec.gov).  We
 assume no duty to update this information in this press release if any
 forward-looking statement later turns out to be inaccurate.
 
     *Media Metrix, February 2001
 
 SOURCE  Homestore.com, Inc.