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Celebrities caught in housing pickle...



Celebrities caught in housing pickle is the headline of a Trulia Newsletter that recently hit my mailbox.

"Here are three celebs who've reduced their prices on Trulia in hopes of snagging a buy."

The words "on Trulia" is a link to in the email (SPAM?) in my mailbox, to Columbus Ohio on Trulia.  Columbus celebrities??

I bite... because welll....who can resist celebrities??  Celebrity's homes...

The email (SPAM?) from says:

"If you think you’re the only one having hard time selling, think again.  Even celebrities with multi-million dollar pads are struggling to sell their homes in today's market. Marvelous mansions with remodeled kitchens, sprawling gardens and tennis courts just aren't receiving any bites.  So what are celebrities doing to add some appeal?  Simple, reduce the price.   

Much like the cherry on a sundae, nothing tops off a great pad more than reducing it by a few thousand – if not millions – of dollars.  Here are three celebs who've reduced their prices on Trulia in hopes of snagging a buyer. 

Got any tips on home selling?"

I wonder are these celebrities selling their homes  NOT in their local MLS??? Not listed with a local real estate agent?  Are these celebrities  just posting their homes on  in hopes of a sale?  Is that hot even in a cold market... goodness who doesn't want to buy a celebrities home??? Or at least read about celebrities homes.

If I look down further the links to the celebrities in pickles are right in the email (SPAM?) in my mailbox from Trulia:

"Britney Spears' daddy slashes price on estate"

Is "Daddy Spears" a celebrity?  Turns out Daddy Spears is selling Britney's estate... of course, busy girl.

"Richard Dreyfuss takes a loss on his San Diego pad"

"Sex advice author Laura Corn reduces home value 16%"

Oooo la la SEX and Celebrity!!!! 

I have never heard of Laura Corn.

Seriously reading the newsletter and clicking the links two out of three of the celebrities homes are not sold yet... two that are still available have taken price reductions.  And yes they are on the market with real estate agents, not just posted on  Bet they reduced their price on more than just Trulia.




Here's something from SPAM the canned meat.... Pickles go good with SPAM....  Complete SPAM™ Meal 

"Put parsley on ... to make it look pretty. Pickles go well with this meal."

Of course they do!

All the links have been broken in this post.  Dying for info on the celeb's ordeal in the housing pickle? has the rest of the story in their newsletter.

I suppose it's not SPAM I must have signed up for it....


Photo credits:

Pickle  Wikipedia "This image is a work of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, taken or made during the course of an employee's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain."  I wish I was better with editing photos I wanted to take a bite out of the pickle. I thought about photographing a pickle and then taking a bite and photographing....

Parsley pic  is from Wikipedia too.  "Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".


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