For anyone who has been following the worlds longest election, the US election, you would have seen recently that John McCain, the Republican nominee, was asked how many homes did he and his wife own.
Now the question in itself is relatively innocuous, however the fact that he didnt know the answer made it headline news.
Therefore a couple of days ago, the enterprising Diane Tuman, the Content Manager at Zillow, posted a very interesting entry on the Zillow Blog - it was an attempt to work out just how much John McCain's real estate empire was worth and where the houses were. She mashed together the attempts by newspapers to work how many houses he has, with google maps / earth and the Zillow Zestimates to work out how much they are worth.
The blog entry is well worth a read. Check it out at http://www.zillowblog.com/john-mccains-houses-number-6-no-8-maybe-11/2008/08/