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In its quest to build RealEstate.com as a comprehensive one-stop online destination for real estate consumers, LendingTree today added a new-homes construction piece to its offerings with the acquisition of iNest. INest is a new-homes destination on the Web that features some of the largest home builders in the country, including Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, Lennar Homes, DR Horton and Ryland Homes. The company matches home buyers to builders through a directory of more than 500 Featured Builders and 8,387 new home communities in 20 top home-building states. To date, the company has facilitated more than $1.8 billion in sales contracts, and boasts more than 8,000 home buyers. INest will remain an independent brand, but over time, its offerings will be integrated into RealEstate.com, an oper...