Congratulations to the winners of the “Why I Love My Home” video contest, which asked residents to share short films lasting two minutes or less describing what they loved most about their Equity Residential homes. Winners were chosen by the number of “likes” the video received by March 14, 2012 while posted on Equity Residential’s YouTube channel. A total of 147 videos were viewed almost 90,000 times during the contest, which drew entries from New York to Miami, San Diego to Seattle, and every place in between!

The three $1,000 winners are:

Cassandra Berhe-Tyner, 873 likes
The Olympus – Seattle, WA

Nicole & Pervez Taufiq, 828 likes
The West End – Boston, MA

Megan McDonnell, 765 likes
Mountain Park Ranch – Phoenix, AZ

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Additionally, two early-bird prizes were awarded to videos submitted by January 31:

Brian Guerrero
Victor on Venice – Los Angeles, CA

Laurie Simons
Surrey Downs – Bellevue, WA

As you can see, our residents are talented, funny, creative, kind and inspiring – just the type of people you’d love to have next door. Thanks to all who submitted their stories, and congratulations again to our five winners!