Yesterday we wrote about Britney Spears' Malibu house having finally been removed from Los Angeles' multiple listing service, indicating that a sale may have finally been imminent.
Like everyone else, we had read the Real Estalker's report back on July 24 about the home having been sold but then were perplexed that the listing remained in the MLS for another six-plus weeks. We didn't doubt the Real Estalker's fine sources -- we never do -- but by the same token, we've been following celebrity real estate long enough to know that deals fall through all the time, and that you never know if a deal is done for sure until you see the public records. However, finally seeing the listing yanked from the MLS gave us hope that she might finally have found a buyer for the 9,130-square-foot house, at 3200 Retreat Court in Malibu.
Now, this morning, we learn of two pieces of news: 1) the Real Estalker's excellent report yesterday on Brit having sold the house for $10 million even to a director/producer/writer; and 2) public records finally being updated to reflect the fact that yes, the house did sell on July 24 for $10,000,000 to , according to public records. Records show that purchase by the director/producer/writer, a resident of Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area, was not recorded until August 31, however.
The Real Estalker also reported that her Brit-ness is moving to a gated house at 5970 Ramirez Canyon in Malibu, an estate that had been on the market for $9,350,000, but that it's not yet clear if Britney is renting (which we would highly recommend that she start doing, rather than making rash decisions to buy and sell properties as she's done in the past), or if she's purchased it. Public records don't yet show that the approximately 8,500-square-foot house has sold yet. As always, we'll keep you posted on Brit's always-fluid housing developments.