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Burnet Financial Group Introduces Burnet HomeCare

 Busy Consumers Can Depend on New Burnet Company
 for Home Maintenance Services in a Single Call

EDINA, Minn., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Burnet Financial Group, the No. 1 home-services company in the Midwest, today introduced Burnet HomeCare(TM), offering consumers quick and dependable home maintenance services.

From handyman chores like cleaning out a garage to gaining more living space in the home, like finishing a basement, there's no job too big or too small for Burnet HomeCare. For a free in-home consultation and to order service, consumers can call Burnet HomeCare at 612-844-6161. The service is ideal for people who do not have time or are not handy around the house, and for seniors. It is not necessary to be a current Burnet Realty customer.

Based on the consultation by a Burnet HomeCare expert, an estimate for services and time frame for completion are provided. The standard rate is $42 per hour.

Burnet HomeCare currently is available to many areas in the Twin Cities metropolitan region. By Spring, the entire Twin Cities area will be served. Technicians work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 24-hour voice mail is available for emergencies and special needs. Messages are checked regularly after 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends and emergencies are addressed.

"Burnet HomeCare is filling a niche in home care and maintenance in this market. Burnet's experts are licensed and insured and were hand-picked for their professional attitude and flexible, dependable consumer service focus," said Tony Dodge, market research expert and consultant.

The 1996 Yankelovich Monitor, a leading indicator of consumer trends, identifies that consumer interest in the do-it-yourself arena is leveling off.

"Burnet HomeCare is the answer for consumers looking for time-saving options when caring for their home. We'll do the hard work and help consumers focus more on activities that give them enjoyment, especially in the home," said Ralph Burnet, chairman and chief executive officer. "Burnet HomeCare exemplifies our goal of giving consumers home services they want. We're the first in the industry to tackle home maintenance services in this fashion and Burnet HomeCare is poised to set the standard for this market."

Burnet Financial Group is the No. 1 home-services company in the Midwest, offering one-stop shopping, innovative services and top-performing sales associates and staff to help consumers buy and sell their homes. Founded in 1973, Burnet Financial Group has served more than 400,000 customers and operates Burnet Realty, Burnet Home Loans, Burnet Title, Burnet Insurance, Burnet Relocation Management and Burnet HomeCare. Total Burnet operations include 114 offices and 3,650 sales associates and employees. Burnet Financial Group is headquartered in Edina, Minn., and owns The Prudential Preferred Properties of Chicago. Web site address:

SOURCE Burnet Financial Group
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/CONTACT: Linda Goldstein of Burnet Financial Group, 612-844-6336; Denise Loidolt of Carmichael Lynch Spong for Burnet Financial Group, 612-334-6136/

CO: Burnet Financial Group ST: Minnesota IN: FIN SU: PDT

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