POINT ROBERTS, Wash. - A global investment research portal for the homebuilder industry, providing news, information, public company profiles, and developing trends in the homebuilder sector for investors, has been launched.

The Web site - www.homebuilderstocks.com - does not make stock recommendations, but offers free information to investors to look at news, articles, and recent research. The site is currently compensated by featured company International Barrier Technology Inc.

The current list of public companies in the sector includes: Beazer Homes USA Inc., Brookfield Homes, Centex Inc., Home Depot, Homestore Inc., KB Home, Lennar Corporation, Lowe's, Monterey Homes, Orleans Homebuilders Inc., Pulte Homes, and a number of others.

International Barrier Technology develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard. According to the company, Blazeguard wood panels use a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating that releases water in the heat of fire. The panels exceed model building code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, says the company, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact.

Publication date: 02/23/2004