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Rancho Santa Fe home a winner in HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

A Willis Allen Real Estate home in Rancho Santa Fe won an honor in this year’s HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, winning in the Amazing Kitchens category.
(Courtesy of Willis Allen/Luxury Portfolio International)

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International recently announced the winners of the 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. HGTV teamed exclusively with Leading RE and Luxury Portfolio for the popular month-long promotion on, which concluded July 17. For the second year in a row, a home from Willis Allen Real Estate took home an honor, this year with a Rancho Santa Fe home winning in the Amazing Kitchens category.

The promotion identified extraordinary homes for sale around the world in nine different categories and gave consumers the opportunity to vote for their favorites. With more than 880,000 votes cast and 84 million page views, the Ultimate House Hunt is one of’s most popular online contests. All 88 finalists from 13 countries were homes represented by LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio members.

Based on the total number of votes received, the Overall Winner, as well as the favorite for Global Homes, was a sprawling Italian villa near Sardinia, Italy, represented by Immobilsarda.

Winners in the other categories include Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates for Homes with a History, First Team Estates for Love It or List it, GARDNER, REALTORS for Urban Digs, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers for Waterfront Homes, Sibarth Real Estate for Modern Masterpieces, Silver Creek Real Estate Group for Extreme Homes, Willis Allen Real Estate for Amazing Kitchens, and Windermere Real Estate for Curb Appeal.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with to curate some of our members’ most extraordinary homes and see which properties are most popular with voters,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This year’s contest, featured homes from 13 different countries, with the Global Homes winner receiving the highest number of overall votes, reflecting the broad reach of our network and the universal appeal of beautiful homes.”

In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit

--News release

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