By BUILDER Magazine Staff. The Internet is now equal to newspapers as an information source for new-home shoppers in the Washington metro area, according to BeHomeWise. The lead management company asked 19,000 shoppers during the last two quarters of 2002 which sources they use to shop for a new single-family home. The Internet and newspapers tied for first place at 14 percent, followed by realtors at 11 percent, 10 percent for home guide books, and 9 percent for road signs.