Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have moved nine times in less than nine years?! Did I hear that right? Is it just me, or are stars constantly moving? — Ellen Maniac
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de RossiYes, Ellen has owned nine homes in the past decade. And nope, some stars are in constant orbit, all right.
“The average seller moves every six to seven years,” Beverly Hills real estate agent Ben Salem of Rodeo Realty tells me. “Celebrities, I would say, last about half as long in a house.”
DeGeneres is known to be sort of an extreme case — someone who has admitted that she loves finding and designing new homes.
“She’s a serial flipper,” "Chopped" host Ted Allen once said of DeGeneres. “She’s into real estate.”
But so are a lot of other celebrities. In fact, stars tend be into each other’s real estate.
“Do you know how heartbroken I was," Jennifer Aniston recently told DeGeneres on the comedian’s talk show, "when you sold that beautiful house to Ryan Seacrest?"
She was speaking of a nine-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion, which the "American Idol" host bought last year for $37 million. DeGeneres and de Rossi also once flipped a Malibu home they bought from Brad Pitt circa 2011.
Then there's their mountain ranch compound in Hidden Valley, not far from Los Angeles, that, in recent weeks, was both featured in Elle Décor and nearly hit by a wildfire.
Their most recent purchase? A $26.5 million Montecito estate so big it has its own name: the Saladino Villa. The six-bedroom 10,500-square-foot home is close to the beach and mountains, and comes with such neighbors as Oprah Winfrey, Carol Burnett, and Tipper Gore.
The couple's newest home. (Photo courtesy of Zillow)
Of course, in Hollywood, there’s a constant revolving door of real estate news. Just two days ago, "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall picked up a $3.8 million mansion in Los Angeles
So why do we always seem to be hearing about celebrities moving?
Well, let me ask you this: If you could
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