They have faced on the music charts, red carpets and in the box offices. And now this holiday they are battling it out the department store perfume counter. Britney, Paris, and JLo.
I could do some research and give you exact numbers as to the amount of perfume each pop tart has sold, but this is a real estate blog. So let's just agree that it is a lot, and instead, take the numbers to the turf and examine the homes that perfume has helped build!
Britney - Now I know that some of you are thinking, it doesn't even look like the girl wears deodorant, let alone perfume! Regardless of whether she wears her own product or not, someone is buying it and allowing Britney to live in some fabulous real estate. Brit-Brit is dividing her time between the home she owns at 12094 Summit Circle in Beverly Hills and the one she rents on Ramirez Canyon Road in Malibu - a girl can't just have one mansion y'all. Funny thing about her home is that it is currently on the market for $7,495,000. However back in April Britney was trying to sell this same home, ended up reducing it to $7,200,000 before ultimately pulling it off the market. Zillow's Zestimate shows the property valued $4,719,681. Our smart algorithms must have been able to account for the trashing Britney has probably done to the place.
Paris - The paparazzi attention Paris got during her jail stint was just too much for her neighbors and they begged her to relocate. Paris eventually did, citing that she needed something with more security on the premise. So now she calls 3340 Clerendon Road in the Mulholland Estate in LA's Sherman Oaks home, for which she reported paid $5,900,000. Interestingly you would think a billionaire heiress would just whip out her checkbook at the closing table. But she chose to leverage her money and take out a $4,720,000 loan on the home, careful to avoid PMI by putting 20% down. Even more strange, the home has been posted for sale on Zillow for 36 days now. Maybe her latest perfume sales haven't performed as projected, and she is having trouble making the payments? Doubt it. The list price of the home is $6,250,000. If anyone out there knows of any other homes that can appreciate $350,000 in two months, please email me. That is one expensive case of buyer's remorse.
And finally we have JLo. The expectant mother is getting ready to settle into her new role in her and Marc's North Shore estate in Brookville on Long Island. Apparently perfume sales have been very good for Mrs. Lopez as she has been pouring millions into renovating the property which Marc Anthony bought in 2000 for $3,700,000. "Money is absolutely no object," a JLo mole tells In Touch Weekly. Marc and Jenn have had a $75,000 antique crib and customized linens imported from France for their new addition. Painted angels and a state-of-the-art video monitoring system will equipped the nursery.
I am sure these pop tarts have millions of dollars in other real estate around the world and I am sure they are selling a lot of perfume. But instead of wasting my time and looking it all up, I am going to declare J Lo the winner of this Turf War. She wins simply for reasons of pure sanity and is the least annoying of the three to read about in the tabloids right now. Enjoy your reign J Lo!
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