The economy is rocky and unemployment is still high, but if you focused only on the celebrity real estate market you would never know.
Rosie O’Donnell, whose new show on Oprah’s OWN network debuts in October, just purchased a home in Chicago for a reported $2.5 million.
Former “Friends” star Matthew Perry, dropped a cool $8.65 million on a new home above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip earlier this month.
And Christina Aguilera, one of the judges on the hit show “The Voice,” stands to make around $13.5 million dollars when her Beverly Hills mansion sells.
According to real estate website Zillow, singer, actress and current “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez is also among the celebrities jumping into (or out of) the real estate market this year. Recently split from Marc Anthony, J-Lo is wasting no time moving on with her life. She may be “Jenny from the Block” at heart, but Lopez’s taste for high- end homes is certainly on par with that of other Hollywood royalty: She’s reportedly forking over roughly $18 million to make this stunning Hamptons estate her own before the home she once shared with Anthony is sold.
The 7 bedroom, 9.5 bath home is a massive 14,000 square feet and, according to the New York Daily News, features amazing views of Mecox Bay. The home was built in 2009 and offers anything and everything a buyer could want: Hardwood floors throughout, high-end finishes, two living rooms, a large master suite and so much more.
Ilyce R. Glink is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist, best-selling book author, and radio talk show host who also hosts “Expert Real Estate Tips,” a Internet video show. She owns and operates several websites including ThinkGlink.com, ExpertRealEstateTips.net, LawProblems.com, and HouseTask.com, as well as Think Glink Publishing LLC, a privately held company that provides consulting services as well as editorial content and video for companies and non-profit organizations. An in-demand speaker, she appears frequently on CNN, CNBC, NPR, and in local media outlets across the country.