Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Where, Oh Where Has Clay Aiken Gone?

SELLER: Clay Aiken
LOCATION: 9509 University Terrace Drive, Charlotte, NC
PRICE: $71,000 (sale)
SIZE: 1,096 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Before he was an American Idol with scads of obsessive and delusional fans called "Claymates," and long before the public internet sex scandals, Clay Aiken was just a boy from North Carolina with a throat of gold who worked with mentally challenged people.

Back then, Miss Aiken, who has always denied he is a homosex, was living in a naughty little apartment complex in Charlotte, NC, where he matriculated and perhaps fellated to his hearts content out of the glare of the paparazzi. According to Mister Big Time (and property records), back in May of 2000, Miss Aiken purchased a 1,096 square foot apartment spitting distance from his alma mater, Univ. of N. Carolina at Charlotte. Property records indicate the apartment features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and that Miss Aiken paid just $67,500. No babies, there are no numbers missing from that figure, North Carolina is just cheap. Although Your Mama has no confirmation of this, we assume Miss Thing lived there until he was thrust into stardom in 2003 when he became the American Idol runner up. Mister Big Time tells us that Miss Aiken recently sold the apartment for just $71,000. We can't imagine that he managed to squeeze any profit from that sale.

Not long after becoming a household name, the young man moved West and bought a big house in Chatsworth, CA, which happens to be the porn capital of Los Angeles. Miss Aiken just might be a size queen because property records show that the big house he bought in Chatsworth measures a whopping 7,986 square feet with six bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. If anyone were to ask Your Mama, and of course no one did, that is just too many damn terlits for a bizzy and single guy to scrub, which may be why property records reveal the alleged man lover sold the place less than one year later.

Supposedly Miss Aiken is building or already completed a house for himself in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Strangely, Miss Thing did not invite Your Mama to the housewarming so we don't know if he actually did build a new house or if he's back to living in some tawdry little apartment complex somewhere. Perhaps a disgruntled Claymate shocked by the rumors of Miss Aiken's alleged proclivities will contact contact Your Mama and fill in that gap.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this for real? How can property be so cheap? ... The storage units in the basement of my building were twice that price ...

lucy said...

When I moved from the South to Chicago and bought my first home, my parents came up to help me settle in and were APPALLED at how much I had paid for my little starter home.

I could have bought half a plantation back home for what I paid for that suburban bungalow.

Seriously, prices in the South are much higher than they were 15 years ago, but it is still CHEAP to buy real estate there. Mama wrote in September about a musician's manse in Atlanta- 8,000 sq ft for @2 million dollars.

Good luck finding that in California or New York.

Anonymous said...

I remember there being a magazine spread about his new house, there were pictures and shit and it was pretty nice. However, I am definitely NOT a Clay Aiken fan.

Anonymous said...

Your not a fan, your a Claymate! Do you remember what magazine the spread of photos was in? Please share with your mama.

pch said...

Property can be ridiculously cheap in the South. I lived for a few years in Natchez, Mississippi. (A few hours northwest of New Orleans.) Very cool historic town packed with antebellum and Victorian architecture.

Rundown houses in the poorest neighborhoods start at $10,000. Not a typo. Bungalows and ranch-style houses that middle-class families would want to live in start around $65,000. Again, not a typo. $500,000 buys you a historic mansion downtown. (If you're curious, go to realtor.com and run a search on zip code 39120.)

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Clay live in a nearly 10,000 square foot home in NC. It was on the local news last year, around Xmas time I think. try you- tube.

bitterspinster said...

He sold the California house and built one in North Carolina.Here's a link to a youtube the local news viewing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyC3Q_GdKHo


also why is it that if you know anything about Clay Aiken, you have to be a crazy Claymate?? I've been posting on here off and on for a while and I knew it.

so_chic_darling said...

Using the word tawdry is just so genius in any context,but here it sums up the whole story don't you think?

Sweetie Darling said...

Hi - Charlotte resident here and huge fan of this site. Trust me that while the South is generally less expensive than major metropolitan areas, we actually have some lovely and quite cher neighborhoods here. Clay's particular "condo" is in a complete POS student-apartment complex that would burn to the ground if you flashed your lighter at it. It's the kind of place that developers build near state universities all over the country, and people buy units because they think it will be cheaper than the dorm and because they think they will make a bit of cash when the kid graduates. Would never let my kid get with 500 feet of that place.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he had bought a "mansion" in NC and we were showed around on a TV show. But the master bed room was off-limits.

Anonymous said...

"felated to his hearts content?" LOL

Anonymous said...

$71,000! If only I could stomach the south.

Anonymous said...

Stomach the south? Honey there aint nothing wrong with the south. Just people who live in it as the north has thier bad apples as well.

ken said...

the other charlotte n.c. resident is correct. clayed lined in cheaply constructed apts.... tthen sold as "condos" after the first few rounds of college trash tore them up. if i am not mistaken, violent crime is now present. though not crack ally --- definitely nothing special / nor anyplace you would want to live. But, i figured some crazy would pay more- just to have his "homo-home".

Chus said...

This is what I think: Clay Aiken