With housing in a national slump the real estate market has become something of a spectator sport, according to a new poll.

Almost half the people who go to open houses  aren’t in the market for a home at all, but instead are rummaging in their neighbors’ closets, looking for free food and picking up decorating tips, according to a new survey, the findings of which are reported in today’s New York Post.

Here are a few findings:

41% of people visiting an open house weren’t looking to buy a home.

11% were only there to get ideas for their owm home.

5% were checking out what their neighbors have done to their homes.

40% admitted that they come to see if they get some free food.

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