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2013-02-06 08:28:19

HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Many homeowners in Houston and across the surrounding area made the decision to purchase a property with hardi plank already installed because it can decrease the cost of property maintenance over the years. When the time comes to replace existing Hardi plank or to replace a lower quality material with this excellent option, Home Exterior Systems is the company to call for all of your residential siding needs. Recently, the company...

2012-11-08 08:36:53

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After storms like Hurricane Sandy, it is not uncommon for fraudulent "storm chaser" contractors to flock to damaged neighborhoods offering to help with home repairs. Unfortunately, homeowners in affected regions could soon be inundated with these fraudulent contractors knocking on their doors. Additionally, states sometimes ease licensing requirements to meet demand, which can bring in fly-by-night contractors. "After any natural disaster there...

2012-10-01 02:32:59

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) announced the launch of HomeAdvisor, formerly ServiceMagic, a newly re-launched website that connects homeowners with pre-screened and customer-rated service professionals and provides a suite of comprehensive tools, products and resources to help with home improvement, maintenance and repair needs. Access to all of the site's features is free, with no membership required. HGTV Network and DIY Network star Amy...

2012-08-22 06:22:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW (www.mww.com), one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced today it has been retained by ServiceMagic, Inc., a brand of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) and the leading online source for connecting consumers to pre-screened home service professionals. As agency of record, MWW will introduce a new communications strategy to drive awareness and visibility among targeted consumers and business audiences. The ServiceMagic...

2012-08-17 23:02:22

According to a BuildZoom survey of remodeling professionals, 40% project an increased investment in Google AdWords over the next year. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 Between the recent US housing crisis and declining efficacy of traditional forms of advertising, it has been an interesting several years for home improvement professionals. As the housing market continues to normalize, the demand for home improvement services has rebounded however many contractors are still...

2012-01-17 07:45:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the internet's leading contractor referral website's FixTheHome.com has recently reached the ability to connect homeowners anywhere in the country with painting contractors. These painting contractors include both residential and commercial. FixTheHome.com has been connecting homeowners with commercial and residential painting contractors since 2005, but the coverage of companies was mainly centered around major cities and other...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

GOLDEN, Colo., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowner remodeling activity remains down while spending on home maintenance and convenience services continued to make gains in this tough economy, according to a nationwide survey released today by a leader in home improvement. ServiceMagic released its 2011 first quarter home improvement data and nationwide survey results showing that for the fourth consecutive quarter, demand for convenience services such as lawn and garden care; cleaning...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ServiceMagic, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) announced today that Chris Terrill has been appointed CEO of ServiceMagic, Inc. Craig Smith has been named President of ServiceMagic and CEO of ServiceMagic International. ServiceMagic co-founders Rodney Rice and Michael Beaudoin will continue to serve as Co-Chairmen of ServiceMagic. Mr. Terrill previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Ecommerce at...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New home improvement data and nationwide survey results released today by ServiceMagic show that in the third quarter of this year, demand for additions and remodeling projects decreased, while demand for necessary high-cost maintenance and repair services saw gains. The data is collected from ServiceMagic's Q3 2010 Home Remodeling and Repair Index, containing information compiled from 1.5 million service requests received through...

2010-08-10 07:00:00

GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a survey released today, 59 percent of Americans considered green alternatives for their home improvement projects in the last quarter with window energy efficiency being the leading green home improvement project. However, only 19 percent of homeowners surveyed were motivated to conduct home improvement projects because of tax credits. The survey was part of ServiceMagic's Q2 2010 Home Remodeling and Repair Index, which is compiled of data from...