RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2007-HouseFront.com, a real estate search and valuation firm, announced the top 10 most searched homes for August. All searches seem to demonstrate Americans’ keen fascination with knowing the value of their homes and all things celebrity.During August, consumers used >http://www.HouseFront.com to find information on a wide range of homes (both for sale and not) with the top 10 most-viewed homes reportedly owned by celebrities including: Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton, David Hasselhoff, and Michael Vick.
According to HouseFront, consumers can get free property information on any one of more than 100 million homes by simply text messaging the home’s address, city and state to 46873 (which spells “HOUSE”); this information is also available by visiting HouseFront.com. Further, by sending a text to ‘HOUSE’ with the celebrity’s name, HouseFront will reply with the owner’s property data (assuming the celebrity name is listed as the homeowner on public records).
The following were the top 10 most searched homes:
1. Michael Vick
Reportedly purchased in 2001, Vick was listed as the owner of the home where illegal dog fighting took place.
2. Drew Barrymore
“The majority of our top 10 list of homes searched is from celebrities or politicians who’ve recently been in the news,” said Stephen Joos, marketing director for Denver, Colorado-based HouseFront. “Quite frankly, we’re puzzled why consumers searched home homes of stars such as Drew Barrymore’s more than others.”
3. Dick Cheney
HouseFront values the Vice President’s waterfront property on 9 acres at approximately $2 million.
4. Paris Hilton
In the news for being in the news, Hilton’s Spanish style abode has been on the market – and there’s been no shortage of voyeurs taking online tours of the home.
5. David Hasselhoff
He used to co-star with a car that talked, now his house has something to say: his 5,700 sq ft Sherman Oaks home is the fifth most searched.
6. Hugh Hefner
Making the list for the obvious reason — it’s the Playboy Mansion– this home recently was in the headlines. Authorities dropped an investigation into a reported sexual assault at the mansion due to insufficient evidence.
7. Jennifer Aniston
Reportedly owned by Aniston, the home is valued at $10.2 million.
8. Bill Gates
This massive 48,000 sq ft mansion overlooks Lake Washington on a 5 acre lot. The house features an underwater music system, sand from a tropical island, and a tracking system that follows user movement and adjusts heating and cooling preferences accordingly.
9. Tom Cruise
This 7,600 sq ft, $11 Million estate was reportedly part of the Cruise/Nicole Kidman divorce settlement.
10. Paris Hilton #2
Hilton appears for the second time on HouseFront’s list with the possible purchase of this property that reportedly includes 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sits on 3/4 acre.
Consumers can also view maps and aerial photos of homes, get information on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other details, including the home’s sales history.
HouseFront users also can view information on other homes by selecting HouseFront’s “Compare Similar Homes” feature. What’s more, the “My Searches” feature lets consumers view details of the homes that have been queried previously, while “Compare Checked Homes” provides detailed, side-by-side comparisons.
For more information, visitwww.HouseFront.com.