REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 28, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that the HomeAdvisor.com™
online home and real estate guide has teamed with Forbes.com as the exclusive provider of nationwide home listings, mortgage information, and a variety of home-buying tools, calculators, and editorial content for the site’s new Lifestyle section. This alliance brings the award-winning home and loan services of HomeAdvisor.com to readers at Forbes.com, a leading online resource for business information services.
HomeAdvisor.com will be the only national provider of home listings on Forbes.com, with an extensive database of more than 800,000 listings throughout the country. Forbes.com users can also access the HomeAdvisor™
home valuation tool, credit center, and a variety of useful calculators designed to help consumers evaluate their home-buying and financing options.
“The pairing of the rich home and finance-related content and national home listings from HomeAdvisor.com with Forbes.com’s financial-savvy audience is a perfect fit,”
said Ian Morris, product unit manager for HomeAdvisor.com at Microsoft.
“In addition to our recent award accolades and record rise in site traffic, this collaboration with Forbes.com will further increase awareness of the leading content and services from HomeAdvisor.”
“We wanted the new Lifestyle section to be comprehensive – from information on home listings all the way to providing readers of Forbes.com with the resources to lock in a mortgage. The tools and content from HomeAdvisor.com provide an invaluable resource for our readers,”
said Charles Dubow, executive editor of Lifestyle for Forbes.com.
HomeAdvisor.com is the Internet’s most complete guide for finding everything about the home, combining Microsoft® technology with services and expertise from the most-trusted names in the real estate industry. HomeAdvisor.com helps consumers address every home-related decision, with fully integrated content and services ranging from buying and financing to improving and maintaining a home. Named Best Online Home-Buying Site on the Web three consecutive times in the Gomez Summer, Fall and Winter 2000 Internet Home-Buying Scorecards, HomeAdvisor.com was also named Best Overall Home-Buying Site by Yahoo! Internet Life, is a winner of the Inman Innovator Award as the best residential real estate site, a PC Magazine Top 100 Web site and a Family PC Web Site of the Month. Part of the MSN® network of Internet services, HomeAdvisor.com launched in July 1998 and can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.homeadvisor.com/ .
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