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Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 9, 2006 – Homes.com, a leading provider of online real estate marketing solutions, has made significant investments in its staff and infrastructure to provide best-in-class service to its customers and maintain the Homes.com portal’s market position as the premiere real estate website for homebuyers.

Bob Pride was recently appointed Director of Operations to oversee the technical operations and development teams for Homes.com. Mr. Pride has extensive experience in software development management and in leading organizations to improved service levels. Prior to joining Homes.com, Mr. Pride was the CEO and Chief Consultant for eBusiness Solutions Inc, a technology consulting firm

“Getting the right people, technology and systems in place has been my number one priority since taking over Homes.com last year” remarked Jamie Clymer, Vice President/General Manager for Homes.com, “and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and where the business is headed.”

Homes.com is one of the fastest growing real estate portals on the Web. Year-over-year, the number of homebuyers visiting Homes.com has grown over 190% — faster than any other major real estate website. In April 2006, there were over 2 million visits to Homes.com. In order to keep up with this tremendous growth, Homes.com has recently invested over $1million to make significant upgrades to its systems which will provide better security, redundancy, and improved download times. “Up-to-date data, served up on our websites, is the backbone of our business,” stated Pride, “we now have a state-of-the-art system in place to better serve both homebuyers and our real estate customer base.”

As the new Director of Operations, Mr. Pride will initially focus on staffing up the technology and operations team to serve the expanding business and developing new products and tools to enable Homes.com to leverage the vast growth opportunities that exist within the online real estate industry.
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