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The Housing Obsession

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As an avid web-surfer and general know-it-all, LAist likes to keep up on the newest things that can serve as great distractions to your work day. The newest obsession is Zillow. This website is part real estate agent, part voyeur, park stalker, and completely addicting. Want to know how much your house costs or your neighbors? What about your parents or your new crush? Researchers in development offices have been using this tool all year to find out more about prospectives, but Zillow has recently expanded to include birds-eye images and also a catalogue of “famous homes” including the Altadena location of the Beverly Hills 90201 house and the North Hollywood home of the Brady Bunch. You can find comparative data on home assessments and taxes and also comparable home prices for neighborhoods. Dig in!