Celebrity Moves of 2015

Photo of a celebrity's home.

Summer is not only the season for bathing suits and ice-cream trucks, it’s also moving season. When the weather breaks and the kids ditch their school bags for the next few months, moving season is just getting started. We thought we would kick-off this exciting time with a look at some of the most famous celebrity real estate “moves” in 2015 so far… ’tis the season, right?

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Julia Roberts and Mark Zuckerberg may not be neighbors for too much longer.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25:  Actress Julia Roberts attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: Actress Julia Roberts attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Julia Roberts recently listed her Hawaiian Estate for $30 million, a little over double what she bought it for back in 2011.

After 2 long years of waiting, it looks like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick can almost plop a SOLD sign out front

Source: Douglas Elmann Real Estate

Source: Douglas Elmann Real Estate

Remember when we told you about SJP and Matthew Broderick trying to get rid of their New York townhouse for over 2 years with no luck? Looks like things are now going their way, as they are in the process of finally selling this property!

There is such a thing as a 32 million dollar TEAR DOWN!!

You can pull your jaw up from the floor now. A hedge fund founder plans to tear down Dr. Dre’s old stomping grounds and rebuild a home that’s upwards of a 100 million bucks.

Jimmy Fallon is a two-time “Most Desirable Neighbor of the Year” Recipient

Source - James White/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty

Source – James White/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty

Hey Jimmy, can we borrow a cup of sugar?
Big time real estate website, Zillow.com, hosts a poll each year to name the most desirable neighbor of the year award. For the second year in a row, Jimmy Fallon has topped the list, barely beating out the famous country music couple, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Can you guess who else made the top ten list of awesome neighbors?

McDreamy is leaving more than just his role on Grey’s Anatomy.

Photo Courtesy of Zillow

Photo Courtesy of Zillow

Patrick Dempsey is selling his home in Malibu for over 14 million dollars!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on the move in NOLA

… but they’re allegedly not moving too far. Their home in the French Quarter of New Orleans is up for sale. Since Hurricane Katrina, the Pitt-Jolie clan have been committed to helping this area thrive after such a devastating disaster. Although their home is for sale, they aren’t going too far. They reportedly are just looking to move to another part of town.

Michael Jordan and LeBron James have more than just basketball legacies in common.

Source - Joseph Noel / Chicago Home Photos

Source – Joseph Noel / Chicago Home Photos


Both are also having a hard time selling their pads. Lebron has his mansion in Miami up for sale, while Michael has his Chicago home for sale, yet both recently lowered the price tag on these luxurious properties to attract more buyers. Fun Fact: Michael is now selling his pad for $14.855 million dollars…add up the numbers and you get good ol’ #23

How can a 17-year-old buy a 2 million dollar house?

Great question. TMZ reported that Kylie Jenner, 17, recently bought a house in Calabasas, CA which has people asking… how could a 17-year-old legally buy a house? Short answer– she can’t. Kylie’s mom, Kris Jenner, helped with the legal aspect of this purchase but insisted that the purchase was using all of Kylie’s money.

It’s crazy to think that there is so much going on in the celebrity real estate scene and moving season is just kicking off! We will keep you updated on all of the celebrity’s “big moves” as the busy season in real estate heats up. Until then, we know exactly where these A-listers can HireAHelper without breaking the bank…

 

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Mother’s Day Moving Advice From The Experts: Moms!

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Everyone knows “the call”. You know, that one you make when there is a crisis and there’s only one person who seems to have the magical power to simultaneously calm you down while averting the issue.

When you get off of the phone you immediately realize that you were overreacting and that everything is going to be all right…thanks to this much needed pep talk from your biggest cheerleader.

So who are these special people that have secret powers to make everything better with one simple phone call?

Moms!

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