SOURCE: HouseValues, Inc.

May 01, 2007 08:02 ET

Just in Time for the Spring Home Buying Season, HomePages.com Launches With National Coverage, a Brand-New Design & Innovative New Features

The Only National Real Estate Site to Combine Comprehensive MLS Home Listings, Aerial Maps and Comprehensive Neighborhood & Business Information for Home Buyers and Sellers

KIRKLAND, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- HouseValues, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLD) -- HomePages.com, the nation's most complete online home buying and selling site, announced major new enhancements for the home buying season.

Originally introduced 18 months ago as the first and only national home buying and selling service to combine comprehensive MLS listings in most major markets with aerial maps and in-depth neighborhood information on one Web site, HomePages.com now extends its leadership position with even more home buying, selling and mortgage information, larger photos of homes for sale, 100% aerial mapping coverage and a clean, easy-to-use design.

"HomePages.com is the one national real estate site that provides home buyers and sellers with everything they need -- from comprehensive MLS listings to aerial photos of every neighborhood in America, to recent home sale information and extensive neighborhood and business information -- all in one place," said Ian Morris, CEO of HouseValues, which operates HomePages.com. "We've made it easier for consumers nationwide to find precisely the information and tools they need throughout the home buying and selling process."

Morris said many of the enhancements came directly from consumer feedback and suggestions. New features include:

--  Access to more than 1.5 million MLS home listings in most of the
    nation's major real estate markets, with many new markets being added in
    the coming weeks
--  More and larger photos of homes
--  Fast and easy navigation between homes for sale, recently sold homes,
    neighborhood information, and integrated mapping tools
--  Aerial mapping from MSN Virtual Earth across 100 percent of the United
    States, including bird's-eye, 360-degree imagery in several major markets
--  Dozens of expert articles about every aspect of buying, selling,
    financing, and owning a home
--  Access to top real estate professionals, including innovative click-to-
    call technology that enables consumers to contact an agent directly via
    phone and get real time answers to all of their real estate questions
    

HomePages is available free and without registration to home buyers and sellers nationwide, at http://www.homepages.com.

About HomePages

HomePages™ (www.homepages.com) gives consumers a complete picture of where they want to live, making home buying and selling research easier and more engaging than ever before. HomePages is the only national real estate site to combine detailed neighborhood information (community demographics, crime stats, school details, parks and recreation, and local amenities and services) with searchable aerial imagery and integrated, comprehensive MLS home listings to help consumers make the best decision about buying or selling a home.

About HouseValues, Inc.

Founded in 1999, HouseValues, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLD) provides consumers and real estate professionals with the information and tools they need for success throughout the home buying and selling process. The company's flagship consumer products include HomePages.com™, a lifestyle and neighborhood-centric home buying and selling service; HouseValues.com®, a service that provides home sellers with market valuations of their current home; and JustListed.com™, a service that alerts home buyers as soon as new homes hit the market that meet their criteria. Learn more at www.housevaluesinc.com.

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