eRenovate Inc

eRenovate Inc

September 12, 2007 08:30 ET

Yahoo! Life Style Channel Adds to Its Stellar Line-Up with eRenovate.com

Canadian homeowners now have access to more information on home improvement & renovations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - Yahoo! Canada's Lifestyle Channel (ca.lifestyle.yahoo.com) is raising the roof with ever-more relevant content. It recently added home improvement experts eRenovate.com as a content provider, which joins the ranks of other content providers such as Chatelaine, Martha Stewart, Today's Parent and epicurious.com.

eRenovate.com provides advice and information on all aspects of home decor, design and renovations. Dozens of articles courtesy of eRenovate.com are posted monthly on topics ranging from "Partnering with the Right Builder" to "6 Steps to Landscaping a Beautiful Garden." Of special note to design-savvy Canadians will be the regular blog by Cheryll Gillespie, eRenovate's decor and design expert.

"We are delighted to be recognized by Yahoo! Canada as a respectable homeowner's online source for renovation inspiration, advice and services and to be included in the new Lifestyle Channel," says Tom Cordeiro, Founder of eRenovate.com. "It can be very challenging to navigate the countless choices and options available when it comes to home renovations or improvements. Helping homeowners make better decisions is what we do."

In fact, eRenovate.com helps Canadians avoid many of the pitfalls - and heartache -- involved in home improvements. By registering for free on the eRenovate.com website (www.eRenovate.com), homeowners can tap into a database of independent trades people and contractors all of whom have met strict standards to protect homeowners and earned the Verified by eRenovate(TM) seal. Critical information is provided about each contractor along with star ratings and comments by other users, so homeowners can quickly learn from others' experience.

As important, homeowners can anonymously submit details of an upcoming project and invite companies to bid via email with an estimate and any additional comments about the job. Comparing these quotes with one another as well as with users' star ratings helps anyone venture into the sometimes formidable area of home reno's with confidence. As Steve Maxwell recently wrote in a Toronto Star column, "It's getting a whole lot easier for Canadians to connect with competent contractors and trades people thanks to eRenovate.com."

"Yahoo! Canada's incorporation of eRenovate in the new Lifestyle Channel exemplifies our mission to deliver relevant and engaging content to the channel's target audience, women from 24-54," said Kerry Munro, the general manager of Yahoo! Canada. "It is clear to us that eRenovate.com is unique in its homeowner focus and we are pleased to offer their content to our 17 million unique monthly visitors throughout Canada."

eRenovate.com is a featured exhibitor and contest sponsor at the Toronto Fall Home Show, September 13th -16th, in booth #2125 and at the Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show, October 11th - 14th, booth #1339.

About Yahoo! Canada

Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet destination that provides online products and services to meet the needs of Canadians and offers a range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users. Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its sites, www.yahoo.ca and www.qc.yahoo.ca. Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

About eRenovate.com

eRenovate Inc is the first online community built to meet the needs of Canadian homeowners from Victoria to Halifax that are considering home improvement or renovation projects. In addition to providing free articles, advice and online tools, eRenovate has screened skilled trades people and contractors throughout Canada and awarded the Verified by eRenovate(TM) seal to those that have met strict standards. Critical information about each contractor is published on www.eRenovate.com to help registered members make the smartest hiring decisions. Unique to eRenovate is a free contractor matching service that allows the homeowner to anonymously post a home improvement project and conveniently receive multiple bids from Verified by eRenovate(TM) contractors in their area. www.eRenovate.com is the home improvement and renovation partner to Yahoo! Canada, Sympatico-MSN, Coldwell Banker, Canadian ReDesigner Association and the Certified Home Staging Professionals Association.

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