MSN House & Home Teams Up With National Moving Network to Provide Consumers With an Effective Way to Manage Their Moving Needs Online

EDITORS’ UPDATE — July 24, 2003 — MSN House & Home has terminated its agreement, announced Nov. 4, 2002, with National Moving Network.

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 4, 2002 — The MSN®
House & Home (TM) service ( ), formerly MSN HomeAdvisor® , the Internet’s most comprehensive resource for home buying, selling and ownership, and National Moving Network®
Inc., the country’s premier discounter and broker of long-distance moves, today announced that they have signed an agreement that will provide consumers with access to more than 750 movers in the United States and Canada.

Under the terms of this agreement, MSN House & Home will provide consumers with access to a network of independent moving companies from across the country. By visiting the MSN House & Home Moving and Relocation section, consumers can receive moving-related content, including specific information about automobile transport and international, out-of-state and local moves. Consumers also can use the site to obtain an accurate assessment of their moving needs and costs, including estimated weight, packing, insurance and storage information. Once the moving requirements are determined, National Moving Network will help consumers find the most economical moving company that best matches their budget and needs.

“Working with National Moving Network enhances our home-ownership offerings and provides millions of consumers with a valuable resource to help ensure a smooth transition into their new homes,”
said Ryan Hamlin, general manager of MSN House & Home.
“We will continue to introduce useful content and services for consumers through relationships with industry leaders such as National Moving Network, and provide high visibility for partners to help them reach the more than 7 million unique monthly visitors seeking real estate and home-ownership services on MSN.”

“This agreement with MSN House & Home will increase our online presence and enable us to reach the massive MSN consumer base,”
said Randy Goldberg, president of National Moving Network.
“We continue to partner with long-term online leaders such as MSN to provide our premium content and services to qualified consumers.”

The MSN House & Home Moving and Relocation section provides comprehensive tools to help consumers with their moving and relocation needs. Offerings include city comparisons based on consumers’ preferences, planning reminders, and change-of-address and voter registration forms. In addition, the site provides helpful home-buying tools including payment calculators and a new-home search engine, along with content and services for home repair, decorating, renovation and financing.

About MSN House & Home

Launched in 1998, MSN House & Home is the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for buying, selling and owning a home. With fully integrated content and services, ranging from improving and maintaining to buying and financing a home, MSN House & Home is one of the most trusted names in the online real estate category. MSN House & Home has agreements with hundreds of Realtor associations and multiple listing services, and offers its 7 million unique monthly visitors access to more than 1.5 million listings of homes for sale. MSN House & Home is the exclusive real estate channel on the MSN portal and can be found at .

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