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FINDING YOUR DREAM HOME HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

 HomeStyles Introduces the Newest HomeDesigns
 Multimedia Encyclopedia on CD-ROM


MINNEAPOLIS, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeStyles(R), America's leading provider of home plans, introduces the most useful and feature- packed edition ever of HomeDesigns(TM) Multimedia Encyclopedia, a CD-ROM set for Windows(TM). This interactive multimedia experience places 3,003 best-selling home plans -- from more than 50 architects and designers -- at your fingertips! This edition offers not only more home designs than ever, but also the latest in special multimedia functions. Try the Virtual Reality Home Tour(TM) -- a point & click tour of the Best-Selling Consumer Home of the Year! Or "fly through" 100 top designs with Videographic(TM) Home Tours video clips, 3-D computer- animated explorations of our most popular home plans.

Users may view the 3,003 designs individually, or, with the easy-to- use interface, customize their search by selecting style, special features, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, number of floors, square footage and more. "While the user selects the ideal features for their dream home, the CD-ROM searches for all designs that meet those specifications," said Diana Jasan, multimedia coordinator for HomeStyles. "Once their selections have been made, our hot buttons help them view the front elevations, floor plans and specification information for every plan!"

Hundreds of color photographs, thousands of illustrations and tons of helpful information will guide users through the home selection process. A unique zoom function allows users to view specific rooms more closely and a cost estimator calculates approximate building cost by region of the country.

HomeStyles has again teamed with Navarre Corporation, a leading distributor of music, computer software and interactive CD-ROMs, to distribute the HomeDesigns Multimedia Encyclopedia. The product, listed at $34.95, is now available in software retailers nationwide.

HomeStyles Interactive is the multimedia publishing arm of HomeStyles, the home plans people. HomeStyles, the number one source of pre-designed blueprints in North America, publishes magazines, books, videos and CD-ROMs containing home plans and designs. For more information, contact Kris Donnelly at HomeStyles, PO Box 50670, Minneapolis, MN 55405, kdonnelly@homestyles.com, 800-547-5570.
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