What do Drake Bell, Jenny McCarthy and Julianne Hough have in common? They’ve been busy buying and selling homes, and moving! Read on for the latest celebrity real estate news …
Drake Bell, the musician and former star of Nickelodeon’s hit show “Drake & Josh,” filed for bankruptcy in February, and his foreclosed home is now on the market. The Spanish-style home is located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, and was just listed for $1,524,900. Bell purchased the home in 2007 for $2.05 million, following the success of his second album, “It’s Only Time.” Unfortunately 2007 was the same year that “Drake & Josh” was canceled, and sales of Bell’s albums haven’t been strong. The home was turned over to the bank last August.
The beautiful estate was built in 1929 and retains many original features, including hardwood floors, ornate beamed ceilings and an elegant fireplace. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and spans more than 2,600 square feet. Unfortunately, from the looks of the listing photos, the home hasn’t been maintained while under foreclosure.
Bell, who has been making headlines thanks to his Twitter feud with Justin Bieber, hopes to make a comeback with his new album “Ready Steady Go!” which was released in April.
As reported in the Chicago Tribune, the home that Jenny McCarthy has been renting for the past few years is now on the market for $2.275 million. McCarthy, who is a Chicago native, moved back to the city in 2012 to be closer to friends. She’s been renting the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $6,900 a month. It sits on 2.5 acres near downtown Geneva and spans 6,700 square feet, offering plenty of space for her son Evan to play.
Now that she’s engaged to Donnie Wahlberg and has a new gig on “The View” in New York, she’ll be spending less time in the Windy City, but she still plans to have a home there. Her publicist told Elite Street that she recently “moved to a different style of home” in the Geneva area.
As first reported by The Real Estalker (now writing for Variety), “Dancing with the Stars” alum Julianne Hough just scooped up a beautiful colonial-style home in the Hollywood Hills. It was built in 1936 and has a rustic-chic vibe, with distressed hardwood floors, antique-looking window frames and beautiful French doors. Julianne and her brother Derek can now practice their moves on her beautiful patio, which overlooks the Los Angeles city skyline.
The home spans more than 2,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It’s very private, with dense woods surrounding the home. The backyard includes a large pool, waterfall, plenty of room for sunbathing and a fireplace.
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