Why Britney Spears’s childhood home is listed for sale for $1.2 million

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Pop icon Britney Spears’s childhood dwelling hit the actual property market this week. The Kentwood, La., ranch-style house is listed for $1.2 million, greater than quadruple the value it bought for in 2021.

“What we’re promoting will not be sq. footage. This dwelling won’t appraise for 1.2 million,” says Yvonne Hulsey, the Keller Williams actual property agent in command of the itemizing. “That is going to be a money purchaser, any person who needs to purchase part of historical past, a legacy, reminiscence.”

The one-story house is 2,229 sq. toes, with three bedrooms and three bogs. In-built 1980, the house’s kitchen and bogs haven’t been renovated just lately. It sits on an almost 2-acre lot that features a basketball hoop and a two-car storage. Hulsey estimates an appraiser would probably worth it round $300,000. For that cause, a purchaser paying wherever near full itemizing worth virtually actually wouldn’t be capable of get a mortgage for it.

Hulsey was additionally the promoting agent on the house in 2021, when the pop star’s estranged father, Jamie Spears, listed it for lower than $300,000. He didn’t market the house’s connection to his daughter, Hulsey says.

He did, nevertheless, depart behind some furnishings, together with sofas, chairs and knickknacks, per Hulsey, that are among the many promoting options this time round. One photograph on the itemizing reveals a mirror adorned with Britney Spears stickers and an ‘N Sync World Tour poster. “That’s authentic to Britney’s room,” says Hulsey. One other image depicts a closet door scrawled with the phrases “Christina sucks Brit guidelines,” which Hulsey was informed the pop star herself wrote.

Potential consumers won’t discover the bed room furnishings that Spears grew up with — these items are on the Kentwood Museum, which has an exhibit devoted to the pop star.

The house was listed proper after the publication of Spears’s memoir, “The Lady in Me,” on Oct. 24, which bought greater than 1 million copies in its first week. In her memoir, Spears expresses her exasperation and disappointment with the individuals who took benefit of her and profited off her success.

Britney Spears is frozen on the age she acquired well-known

The guide additionally mentions the Kentwood home a number of instances. At age 10, for instance, whereas she was solid in an off-Broadway play, she discovered she must carry out on Christmas. She recollects how she yearned for the “sturdy evergreen we’d have in our lounge in Kentwood,” and determined to stop the present.

Hulsey is hoping that “any person will buy this and switch it into both a museum or a venue or an Airbnb and convey to Louisiana the thrill of having the ability to keep on a property the place the Spears household raised their kids.”

Hulsey hasn’t acquired any provides but, however she’s optimistic about the place issues stand 72 hours in — the itemizing has already attracted vital consideration and she or he says she’s heard from folks throughout the globe. Nonetheless, she doesn’t need that $1.2 million sticker worth to scare away events.

“We’re entertaining provides,” she says. “All the pieces is negotiable.”

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