Top Posts on HousingWatch This Week

It was a hot week for celebrity real estate news, with four of our six most popular posts following the buying and selling habits of the stars. But there were also serious doings, too: former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan testified before a Congressional Committee (hint: It wasn't his fault) and Goldman Sachs said it didn't profit from the subprime crisis (It wasn't their fault, either). Read on to see what else was popular on HousingWatch this week - including, of all things, dog poo.

1. Nicolas Cage Bel Air Home on Auction Block

Former Hollywood A-lister Nic Cage has been better known in recent years for his bad decisions (see: his latest hairstyle [left]; naming a son after a Superman character; Bangkok Dangerous -- be assured you can skip that one). To add insult to injury: His historic Bel Air mansion was auctioned off - but drew zero bidders. Read more.

2. Tampa Homes Get Doggy Treatment
The recent uptick in city-center condo sales - spurred by post-bubble-burst price reductions - has come with an unexpected downside: urban poo. Having left their sprawling, suburban lawns behind (as well as, apparently, their consideration for neighbors), pet-owners have taken to the streets for Fido's daily constitutional. See how cities like Tampa are fighting back. Read more.

3. Singer Josh Groban Asking $6.1 Million for Malibu Villa
Though he's still hanging onto a Beverly Hills condo, Josh Groban is unloading his Malibu villa as rumors swirl that he may be making the leap to the East Coast. You can pick up his 4-bedroom Tuscan-style home for a cool $6.1 million. Read more.

4. Brittany Murphy's $7.25M Hollywood Hills Home off the Market
The mother of late actress Brittany Murphy has had a change of heart about selling her daughter's Hollywood Hills mansion, citing her discomfort at showing the home while it's still filled with Brittany's belongings. The property - listed at $7.25 million - has been pulled off of the market until it can be emptied out. Read more.

5. Moving Bridges: Beau's California Estate for Sale
It seems that Beau Bridges and wife Wendy may be going the empty-nester route now that most of their five children have left home: They've just put their sprawling 7,000-square-foot Hidden Hills estate on the market for $3.25 million. Read more.

6. Moby Snags Hollywood Lair
Musician Moby has just purchased a Hollywood Hills home where he once recorded music with then-homeowner and record executive Jay Faires. The home - a castle dating back to 1927 - hit the market after Faires' recent (and bitter) divorce from television personality Debbie Matenopoulos. Read more.

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