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2008-06-16 11:52:52

CyberHomes 'Smart Frame' Adds Valuation Content to Web Sites

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a Fortune 500 provider of products, services and technology solutions to the financial and real estate industries, has announced that Cyberhomes, the home valuation site from Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions (FNRES), can now be part of any real estate Web site, at no cost, through Cyberhomes Smart Frame.

Introduced in May 2008, Cyberhomes Smart Frame employs the same framing technology that is used to display real estate listings on many agent, broker and other web sites. 

“For years, real estate professionals have been taking advantage of IDX solutions that make it easy to add listings into their company web sites,” said Marty Frame, Cyberhomes General Manager. “Now that technology also lets them add the richest home valuation experience into that Web site. By simply cutting and pasting a Web address, they will give visitors to their Web site a window into comprehensive home, neighborhood and school profiles that, based on our research, are holding consumers’ attention for average visits of more than 30 minutes.”

Cyberhomes content is based on more than 100 million property, ownership, sales and mortgage records, covering over 85 percent of the United States population. School quality data is also available for more than 128,000 U.S. schools. Sourced from GreatSchools, this information includes both public and private school data, representing over 96 percent of the nation’s schools. Cyberhomes also powers the home evaluation and listings aggregation features of AOL® Real Estate.

Interest in a Smart Frame technology that would permit agents to integrate Cyberhomes into their Web sites was clear shortly after the site debuted in 2006.

 
“When agents, brokers or other homeownership service professionals first see Cyberhomes they are stunned at the detail and depth of information it contains,” said Frame. “When they find out that they can have all that content on their business Web site,have it for free, and that it takes less than a minute to install . . . it’s a great win for them.”
 
Deploying Cyberhomes Smart Frame
 
Those interested in adding Cyberhomes content to their Web sites can go to CyberhomesPro.com, click the “Products & Services” tab and then the “Cyberhomes Smart Frame” hyperlink. Enter the zip code, town or county you wish to use by default when visitors land on the page and then click the “Get Smart Frame” button. A URL will be generated. Copy that URL and paste it into a frame on your Web site and publish.
 
Cyberhomes Smart Frame provides home evaluation, neighborhood profile and school quality data, but not listings. Property information is provided along with a snapshot of a region, city or neighborhood. A wide range of graphs and heat maps provide marketing trend data and statistics on values in that area. This is an invaluable aid for homebuyers and those considering listing a property for sale. It is also highly engaging for the vast audience of ‘home enthusiasts’ interested in market conditions. 
 
The Cyberhomes Smart Frame technology is separate from an IDX smart frame used to generate property listings. IDX Smart Frames are also available from FNRES in the rDesk® product suite. 
 
For more information visit CyberhomesPro.com, call (888) 265-9172 or email .customercare@cyberhomes.com
 
About Fidelity National Financial
 
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. FNF is one of the nation's largest title insurance companies through its title insurance underwriters - Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Ticor Title, Security Union Title and Alamo Title - that issue approximately 29 percent of all title insurance policies in the United States. FNF also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through it specialty insurance business. FNF also is a leading provider of outsourced claims management services to large corporate and public sector entities through its minority-owned subsidiary, Sedgwick CMS. More information about FNF can be found at .www.fnf.com
 
 
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Because such statements are based on expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ materially from those projected. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; adverse changes in the level of real estate activity, which may be caused by, among other things, high or increasing interest rates, a limited supply of mortgage funding or a weak U. S. economy; our potential inability to find suitable acquisition candidates, acquisitions in lines of business that will not necessarily be limited to our traditional areas of focus, or difficulties in integrating acquisitions; our dependence on operating subsidiaries as a source of cash flow; significant competition that our operating subsidiaries face; compliance with extensive government regulation of our operating subsidiaries; and other risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of the Company's Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
SOURCE: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

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