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MLSs signing up with Move joint venture to provide members with info on new homes

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Several multiple listing services across the country have signed agreements to offer their members information on new homes. Homebuilder marketing company Builders Digital Experience Inc. (BDX) recently announced that 16 MLSs have agreed to provide their members with new-home communities and plans data through a branded "new home channel" accessible via their MLS dashboard. BDX is a joint venture between realtor.com operator Move Inc. and homebuilder consortium Builder Homesite Inc., and operates new-home listing sites NewHomeSource.com and NewHomes.Move.com. BDX also powers the recently added “New Homes & Communities” section of realtor.com. The new-home channel available to the subscribers of participating MLSs is a customized version of NewHomeSourceProfessional.com, which is designed specifically for agents and claims to have the largest collection of new homes available anywhere. According to BDX, 54 percent of home shoppers consider new construction when...