Homes.com Announces Record Web Site Traffic for January 2009 - Some Depressed Real Estate Markets Showed a Significant Increase in Search Activity

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Homes.com (http://www.homes.com), a division of Dominion Enterprises, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with record Web site traffic for January 2009. Compared to one year ago, unique visitors to the site this January increased 33.4 percent to more than 3.1 million.

Homes.com (http://www.homes.com), a division of Dominion Enterprises, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with record Web site traffic for January 2009. Compared to one year ago, unique visitors to the site this January increased 33.4 percent to more than 3.1 million.

"Over the last 10 years, Homes.com has grown through all types of economic environments by remaining focused on delivering high quality traffic and serious buyers to our advertisers," said Jason Doyle, Homes.com vice president and general manager. "Seeing search activity increase by nearly one-third over last January is a very positive start for 2009."

Homes.com trend reports also showed a marked increase in search traffic in some of the toughest real estate markets. Cities such as Detroit and Naples, Florida, which have experienced falling prices, enjoyed a significant increase in property searches compared to January 2008.

From January 2008 to January 2009, the markets showing the strongest increases in Homes.com property search activity are:

Detroit (51.96%)
Naples, Fla. (44.67%)
Greensboro, N.C. (41.56%)
Tulsa, Okla. (40.99%)
El Paso, Texas (38.42%)
Oceanside, Calif. (36.96%)
Fort Myers, Fla. (34.67%)
Columbia, S.C. (33.9%)
Murrieta, Calif. (33.25%)
Anaheim, Calif. (32.5%)

"We're seeing a surprising number of people searching for homes in Michigan, Florida and California where we have not been hearing positive messages on real estate," Doyle said. "This is great news not only for Homes.com advertisers, but also for real estate professionals with agent Web sites provided through our partners Advanced Access, AgentAdvantage and Number1Expert."

About Homes.com
Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Over 4 million home buyers visit Homes.com each month to search more than 2 million homes for sale, locate real estate agents in their area and find useful home buying tips.

Homes.com united with Harmon Homes to create a media powerhouse that distributes over 2.4 million real estate related publications every month nationwide. Homes.com provides premier advertising solutions for real estate professionals reaching active home buyers.

For more information, visit http://www.Homes.com.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company's businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, Web site design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 16.7 million unique visitors, and more than 450 magazines with a weekly circulation of 4.3 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 5,400 employees in more than 200 offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.

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