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New real estate news site makes Web debut.

Real Estate On-Line, a specialist in real estate related Internet marketing and development, and REALTOR.COM, a leading on-line real estate site, have announced a new edition of the PointCast Business Network - The PointCast Business Network Real Estate Insider.

This new edition instantaneously broadcasts in-depth real estate industry news and market information to real estate, construction and mortgage industry professionals. The PointCast Business Network Real Estate Insider edition is available as a free download at www.reol.com, www.REALTOR.COM, and www.pointcast.com.

The PointCast Business Network is a free Internet news network that broadcasts up-to-the-minute, personalized news and information directly to a viewer's computer screen. Real Estate On-Line and REALTOR.COM will automatically display the latest real estate headlines and news when a viewer's computer is idle through PointCast's Smart-Screen technology. To obtain the full story on any topic, viewers simply click on a headline. in addition, the Real Estate Insider "ticker" provides continual real estate news in any PC environment.

"Rather than endlessly searching for current real estate information, we are now able to bring news from many sources directly to the user through the Real Estate insider," explained Daniel Levy, President of Real Estate On-Line. "We are excited to be part of this innovative initiative."

"We are delighted to offer the services of Real Estate On-line and REALTOR.COM in order to develop a compelling news and information service for the real estate industry," said Chris Hassett, PointCast chairman. "Now real estate professionals will be able to receive the latest news and information that is relevant to their job and industry, alongside world and company news, in one consistent interface."

Real Estate On-line will provide comprehensive commercial real estate news and information to real estate professionals via the PointCast Business Network. Real Estate OnLine has developed key alliances with a number of organizations who will serve as content providers including: the American Real Estate Exchange, Pike Net, Real Estate Journal Interactive, and REIS Reports. The PointCast Business Network Real Estate Insider will provide news on a national and local scale, sales and leasing news, market data, technology updates, trends and perspectives, events and conferences, and marketing information.

The residential component of the Real Estate Insider will be provided by REALTOR.COM, the official site of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which is operated by RealSelect, based in Westlake Village, CA.

Real Estate On-Line, based in New York City, is a leading developer of Internet services for commercial and multi-family owners and managers nationwide.

The PointCast Network currently offers 27 channels, representing more than 600 news sources from leading, branded content providers. Current channels on the PointCast Network include CNNfn, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Wired and many more.
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Title Annotation:PointCast Business Network Real Estate Insider
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Oct 22, 1997
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