Sunday, February 12, 2006

Websites Will Tell You Just About Anything

HAVE YOU EVER wondered what your neighbor's house is worth? Yes you have! A new website called has an interesting feature. Simply plug in your address and it will give you a satelite shot of your house. But it doesn't stop there. It also gives an estimated value of your house and all the houses in the surrounding area.

Before you go nuts with this site, Freakonomics blog insists the info on the site is suspect at best. The pricing seems to be inconsistant from region to region and it doesn't always rely on the actual sale prices of homes. However, that being said, I plugged in my address and had some fun with the site.
Here's a site that will show you all the registered sex offenders who live in your neighborhood. John Walsh, of 'America's Most Wanted' is behind the site. I'll be honest, it's a bit daunting at first when you see the number of offenders. But the opening screen covers a pretty big area -- don't forget to zoom in a few levels.
The snow storm that hit DC overnight has given more time to waste on the web. I thought it would only be appropriate to pass on the information.


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