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Redfin Report Ranks the Most Popular Homes Sold in 2013

There’s no denying that 2013 was the year of the home-buying frenzy. Demand surged as the supply of homes for sale plummeted, and 30-offer bidding wars and same-day flash sales became commonplace in the most competitive markets. Serious homebuyers took to Redfin.com, relying on online and mobile tools like saved searches and Instant Updates to quickly view homes as soon as they the market.

Even if you weren’t in the market to buy a home, chances are you logged in to ogle over dream homes or to see where your favorite actor eats, sleeps and gets ready for a night out. Of the 2.5 million homes listed for sale on Redfin.com this year, which were the most popular? Among the five with the most daily views are a modest three-bedroom house in the coveted Cupertino, CA school district that sold for more than $100,000 above list price, a sprawling Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace and Taylor Swift’s charming childhood home in Wyomissing, PA.

The five most popular homes on Redfin.com in 2013 are….

#1

3 bed, 1 bath in Cupertino, CA
List price: $799,000
Sale price: $900,000
Days on market: 11
Jonathan Twaddle, Leonard/Scott Real Estate Group
Priced below its neighbors, this home likely attracted a lot of page views, and an escalated price because it feeds into the top-rated Cupertino school district.

#2

2 bed, 1 bath in Palo Alto, CA
List price: $1,048,000
Sale price: $1,425,000
Days on market: 7
Diana Sumner, Coldwell Banker-PA Downtown
This home is located near Stanford University in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the country, where you’ve got to be a millionaire to afford a modest home.

#3

5 bed, 5.5 bath in Los Angeles, CA
Listed: $2,549,000
Sale Price: $2,530,000
Days on market: 19
Lilach Basson, Rodeo Realty
These stylish LA digs offer dream-worthy amenities like floor-to-ceiling windows, top-of-the-line appliances and multi-million dollar views.

#4

2 bed, 6.5 bath in Las Vegas, NV
List price: $529,900
Sale price: $500,000
Days on market: 49
Dan Humeston, Desert Lights Realty
If Liberace was “the King of Showmanship,” then this home was once a palace, complete with murals, chandeliers and decorative piano keys throughout. A long-time friend of the pianist reportedly bought the home with plans to restore it.

#5

6 bed, 4 bath in Wyomissing, PA
List price: $799,500
Sale Price: $700,000
Days on market: 46
Lisa Tiger, Century 21 Gold
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift lived in this since-restored classical revival style home until age 14, when she moved to Nashville to become a star.

If you want to see the most popular homes in your own city, check out the most popular homes on Redfin in 2013 across our markets.

Discussion

  • http://savehouses.org/ Gerald Harris

    It is amazing how you can look at the 2 bedroom palo alto home for over 1 million dollars. This same exact house and age in Charlotte NC would go for about 35k. How True Location is!