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MyGovClub.com Partners with HomeFair.com

In a match that would seem made in heaven for companies serving the frequent-mover market of government and military families, the MyGovClub.com marketplace formed an alliance with HomeFair.com, part of real estate network Homestore.com.

Military members and their families are a transient community, as are many federal government employees, often required to relocate and sometimes with short notice.

MyGovClub.com, operated by Digital Commerce Corp., will offer all of HomeFair.com's online resources for movers.

As a provider of interactive relocation, community and school information, Homestore.com's HomeFair.com provides home and real estate information to millions of consumers each month as part of their relocation process.

Financial arrangements between the companies were not disclosed.

"The partnership with HomeFair.com supports our continued effort to meet this community's relocation needs with the necessary tools and resources online," said Tony Bansal, president and chief executive officer of Digital Commerce.

Homestore.com's Move Tab, powered by HomeFair.com, provides tools to assist in relocating, including a Moving Calculator to help estimate the cost of shipping household goods, school district reports, a Military Friendly Relocation Wizard that creates a custom timeline to help cope with all the details of relocating, a Community Calculator to locate desirable neighborhoods, and access to selections of new and existing homes for sale.

MyGovClub.com offers shopping, free e-mail, message boards, calendaring programs and other benefits for its members.

Homestore.com Inc.'s family of Web sites includes the Homestore.com, Realtor.com, HomeBuilder.com, SpringStreet.com, Remodel.com and HomeFair.com.