HomeGain Adds New "What If" Feature to Its Instant Home Values Tool

Leading real estate website enhances its online home valuation tool

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After getting an instant home valuation, Max, the HomeGain gorilla, looks up the estimated value if he added a bathroom and 500 square feet to his kitchen.

This enables people to make more informed decisions about their home and to plan for the future. Visitors who have questions can directly contact real estate agents in more than 2,100 ZIP codes across the country.

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) January 5, 2009

HomeGain, the first website to offer web-based free instant home valuations, today announced that it has added a "what if" feature to its instant home values tool that provides valuation estimates on residential properties.

The "what if" feature allows users to hypothetically add a room(s), bathroom(s) and/or some extra square footage to a home. Using the provided "what if" data, the HomeGain instant home values tool recalculates a new estimate.

HomeGain's instant home values tool is found under the center section, "Get Home Values", on HomeGain.com. Here consumers can find real estate information, connect with local real estate agents, receive an instant home valuation, read agent blogs, review agent profiles, and view featured listings - all in an advertising-free environment.

"Our new 'what if' feature gives homeowners an indication of the potential value of their home before they get started on major home renovations," stated HomeGain's General Manager, Louis Cammarosano. "This enables people to make more informed decisions about their home and to plan for the future. Visitors who have questions can directly contact real estate agents in more than 2,100 ZIP codes across the country."

Home Sale Maximizer™ is an additional tool in the "Get Home Values" section that helps homeowners determine which home improvements such as home staging, landscaping or painting may best increase the resale values of their homes.

To try the new "what if" feature and the Home Sale Maximizer tool, visit: homegain.com/homevalues.

About HomeGain:
HomeGain® is a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with homebuyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services to find and compare real estate agents, research home values, and view homes for sale. Realtors use HomeGain's real estate marketing programs to connect to consumers, promote their services and grow their business. A subsidiary of Classified Ventures, HomeGain receives an average of over five million website visits per month. HomeGain is your real estate connection.

About Classified Ventures:
Classified Ventures™ is a strategic joint venture among five media companies, including Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE:MNI), Tribune Co. (NYSE:TRB) and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE:WPO), whose objectives are to collectively capitalize on the revenue growth in the online advertising categories of automotive, real estate and rentals. To execute on its objectives, Classified Ventures has four leading businesses -- Apartments.com, Cars.com, HomeGain and Homescape.

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