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NAR teams with Move Inc. on database

Nationwide property information project moves ahead

National Association of Realtors officials have called upon operator Move Inc. to provide consulting and technology services for a proposed nationwide property information database project. The proposal has changed names several times during its evolution -- from its origins as the "Gateway" to "The Real Estate Channel," the "Library/Archive," and its latest title as the "Realtors Property Resource." Move Inc., a publicly traded company, operates through a contract with the National Association of Realtors. A stated goal of the Realtors Property Resource effort is to offer its members a comprehensive source of property information that is an alternative to information that is already publicly available from various third-party vendors. A May 6 white paper describing an earlier iteration of the proposed project states that there is an "information gap" between "content available to consumers and ...