Monday, March 31, 2008

They're sayin'...

...That surly, sour and filthy rich American Idol judge Simon Cowell has gone and bought a $5,000,000 house in the Bev Hills for British singing sensation Leona Lewis, who took home the top prize on the UK's X Factor last year.

Could be. But do we dare believe the British tabs? Since Your Mama has started this little blog they've been seriously wrong on the celebrity housing front. So truthfully kids, we're not sure. It certainly sounds suspicious. But who knows.

What we do know for sure is that Mister Cowell is putting the finishing touches on his newly built house on N. Palm Drive in the flats of Bev Hills, and Mister Big Time reported last week that Mister Cowell's ladee friend Terri Seymour recently paid $4,600,000 for a house on N. Doheny Drive. Property records to indeed show Miss Seymour as the buyer of the house, but could it be that the tabs and gossips across the pond think this is the house Mister Cowell allegedly bought for Miss Lewis?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Leona lives in London so why she needs a house in LA is a mystery & I doubt Simon's that generous - He has many artists who are well paid enough to buy their own homes! I think the tabloids are likely getting mixed up with Terri - but she lives with Simon so why has she bought the Doheny property? Breakup about to happen?

so_chic_darling said...

She's his "girlfriend" if you know what I mean.

sandpiper said...

Terri Seymour's new place belonged to one of the Brody Jenner's "party possy" ... another daddy's money residence. It's an extrodinary property. A little masculine but confident she'll soften it up.

Totally off topic, but something went terribly wrong here. I'm hoping she simply wanted a night out before the swelling had entirely subsided. Ouch.

Justin Chimento said...

Economic Update - March 31, 2008 - Last Week in the News

Sales of existing homes unexpectedly rose 2.9% in February, the first increase in seven months, the National Association of REALTORS® said March 24. “The improvement is another sign that the market is stabilizing,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. The median existing-home sales price in February was $195,900, down 8.2% from a year earlier.
February sales of new single-family homes fell 1.8% to a 13-year low, the Commerce Department said March 26. The decline was slightly worse than expected. The median new-home sales price in February was $244,100, down 2.7% from the level of a year ago.
Orders for durable goods — items expected to last three or more years — fell 1.7% in February, worse than the 1% increase economists had predicted, the Commerce Department reported March 26. Demand for manufacturing equipment plunged 13.3%, the largest amount on record.
On March 27, the Commerce Department confirmed data showing that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), which measures the value of all goods and services produced in the United States, crawled home at a 0.6% annual rate for the 2007 October-to-December quarter. In the prior quarter, GDP sizzled at 4.9%.
Consumer spending, which accounts for two-thirds of the U.S. economy, edged up just 0.1% in February, the weakest spending performance in 17 months, the Commerce Department said March 28. The modest gain was in line with forecasts.
For the week ending March 27, interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages nudged downward, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey®.
For the week ending March 21, mortgage applications shot up 48.1%, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. Refinances surged 82.2% while purchase business improved 10.6%.
Economic news due out this week includes the highly anticipated unemployment report on April 4.
Economic data compiled from government reports and news services Bloomberg.com, msnbc.com, cnbc.com, cnn.money.com and Yahoo Economic Calendar.
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Anonymous said...

Justin, BUY AN AD.

Anonymous said...

Justin (Average Joe),
We all know how to find those statistics. The larger picture is...we are not going to that place. That's not the aim here and you're boring.

Anonymous said...

I actually enjoyed Justin's summary. And it's definitely applicable to the market. I'd rather much read meaningful statistics that the many droning comments going on and on about about a personal opinion on the state/future of the RE market.

Of course, I also love the dish on someone's horrible taste in artwork, or amazing ocean views ... :-)

Anonymous said...

LGB,
Please check your yahoo. Thanks.

so_chic_darling said...

We don't care Justin,we just don't care.

so_chic_darling said...

If we want all that crap we tune in to CNN.We come to realestalker for celebrity cheese.

average joe said...

Justin Chimento is a real estate agent who is most likely out of work judging from his website.

Justin pay someone 2k and get a better site buddy it is a real hard market out there, more than ever, you have to spend money to make money.

If you cannot afford to pay someone to make you a great site, get a page on myspace and pay a kid 20 bucks to make it look pro.

Anyway,

This market is like the movie the
titanic, we are now at the phase right before the ship breaks in 2 and we have a long long way to go.

Anonymous said...

or I should say the RE market moves like the titanic, she took over 20 years to build up and will take a few years to go down to the bottom of the very very deep blue sea.

average joe said...

or I should say the RE market moves like the titanic, she took over 20 years to build up and will take a few years to go down to the bottom of the very very deep blue sea.

btw us average joes are starting to get hit hard in the stock market, oucchhh!!!

so_chic_darling said...

Please stay on point.CELEBRITY REAL ESTATE!

The Real Average Joe said...

Just so you know I am the REAL Average Joe, my money isn't in the stock market. I'm too smart to have left money there during these times. I pulled it all out and converted it to euros so I doubled my money instantly. I now have 9 euros!

Avg Joe's math teacher said...

Joey,
I still regret that you dropped out of school in 3rd grade, one year longer than your father, sorry ass joe, accomplished. I fear your failed test on story problems pushed you over the edge. However, it served as my Ph.D thesis on stupidity in mathmatics. I now own an exclusive luxury estate ($25M US), earned on the proceeds of my "Average Joe-Generational Loser" speaking engagements and book tours (10th printing).

I owe it all...yet you'll see nothing... from me.

Anonymous said...

Could this house that Terri bought be this one?

http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2007/05/were-hearing.html