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The new application offers ease of access for iPhone and iPod touch® users

NORFOLK, Va.-(April 22, 2009)ForRent.com, anchor Web site of For Rent Media SolutionsTM, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has launched a new iPhone® and iPod touch® application. The free feature offers many of the same functions found on ForRent.com and brings apartment seekers the convenience of searching for apartments in the palm of their hands.

iPhone and iPod touch users can download the application from the iTunes® Application Store via their phone or the Apple site. Once they reach the site, doing a search for the term “ForRent.com,” will take the user directly to the application.

“The ForRent.com application gives apartment seekers the opportunity to view surrounding properties from the map feature, watch an online Community Theater® video of the property, and view floor plans-three elements not found in any other apartment search application,” said Brock MacLean, senior vice president of national sales and development, For Rent Media Solutions.

The ForRent.com application lets apartment seekers browse through thousands of apartment listings nationwide. It also allows users to view descriptions, videos, pictures, and floor plans, save their results and contact the property. Consumers can use touchable map pins to click on a pin representing a property and go directly to the property’s page. From the map, apartment seekers can zoom in and out to get a clearer view of the property and its proximity to surrounding apartment communities.

“Businesses understand the marketing power behind having an application on the popular iPhone and iPod touch,” notes Terry Slattery, president, For Rent Media Solutions. “Facebook alone has found that each month, 25 million of its users access Facebook.com via a mobile device. That’s  4 million a day. Since the April 7 launch of the ForRent.com application, it has been downloaded more than 2,500 times-a testament to the need to have instant access to information.”

According to research done by comScore Media Metrics, among an audience of 63.2 million people who accessed news and information on their mobile devices in January 2009, 22.4 million (35 percent) did so daily, more than double the size of the audience last year.

About For Rent Media SolutionsTM

Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., For Rent Media Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises. As the multi-family housing solution for apartment seekers, property/apartment managers and owners, For Rent Media Solutions provides superior products, outstanding customer service, and tangible results.  For Rent Media Solutions is a leading resource for choosing your next apartment for rent, townhouse, condo, duplex, efficiency, studio or loft and provides a free customizable apartment search from more than 50,000 apartment listings nationwide.  For Rent Media Solutions operates For Rent Magazine®, as well as ForRent.comTM-The Magazine, and publishes 98 magazines covering more than 190 markets nationwide, including After 55TM Housing & Resource Guide, and Apartamentos Para Rentar®. For Rent Media Solutions operates four additional Web sites: ForRent.com®, SeniorOutlook.comTM, CorporateHousing.com®, and ParaRentar.comTM.  For Rent Media Solutions is a company dedicated to the needs of the apartment industry, bringing prospective residents and apartment communities together.

About Dominion Enterprises

Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, Web site design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 16.7 million unique visitors, and more than 450 magazines with a weekly circulation of 4.3 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 5,400 employees in more than 200 offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.dominionenterprises.com/.

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