Real estate finance professionals facing issues relating to foreclosure, short sales and buybacks should be grateful for one small thing: Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the cast of MTV's ‘Jersey Shore’ aren't living next door to their troubled property.
According to the fourth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey, conducted by Seattle-based Zillow.com, more than one in five people named the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ as the least desirable neighbor of 2010. Fifteen percent of the 1,004 adults polled for the survey said that they would be unhappy if Pres. Obama and his family were next door. Other unwanted celebrity neighbors included former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (13%), rapper Kanye West (11%) and scandal-prone actors Mel Gibson (10%) and Charlie Sheen (8%).
As for desirable next-door neighbors, Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock topped the list at 26%, followed by Palin (10%), talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia DeRossi (9%), the Obamas (8%) and talk show host Conan O'Brien (7%).