Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's home
Realtor.com
  • Original price: $280,000 in 1997

  • Resale price: $799,500 in 2013

Before T-Swizz and her family pulled up stakes and moved to Nashville in 2004, they were living large in a 3,560 square foot mansion in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Taylor spent her formative years in the spacious five-bedroom Classical revival home, which features high ceilings, a sweeping central staircase and large windows that allow plenty of daylight to stream in.

According to Realtor.com, the home was purchased in 1997 for $280,000 — about $450,000 in today’s dollars.

It was listed by Tay Tay’s parents in 2004 for $665,000 but eventually sold in 2007 for $480,000. In 2013, its new owners put it up on the market yet again, and it wound up fetching $799,500.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber's home
Re/Max
  • Original price: Unknown

  • Resale price: $279,900 Canadian in 2014

Prior to becoming a household name, the Biebs was just a regular small-town Canadian kid living with his grandparents while his mom saved up to buy them a house of their own.

He moved to the U.S. in 2008 and started his rapid rise to music stardom. Once the checks started rolling in, he used some of his newfound wealth to buy his grandparents a bigger place.

In 2014, they listed the three-bedroom Stratford, Ontario home where the Biebs spent his childhood for the bargain price of $279,000 Canadian. (If converted today, that would be about $218,000 American dollars.) It even came complete with Justin’s original hockey-themed bedroom wallpaper.

However, it’s fair to say that only the most die-hard Beliebers would move to Canada just to sleep in Justin’s old room. At least, we hope that’s the case.

Beyoncé

Beyonce Knowles' home
Realtor.com
  • Original price: $64,000 in 1982

  • Resale price: $450,000 in 2019

Queen Bey spent the first five years of her life in the Riverside Terrace neighborhood of Houston. Her parents bought the home for $64,000 in 1982, the year after the reigning goddess of R&B was born.

Adjusted for inflation, that would be about $180,000 today.

The three-bedroom, 2,938 square foot all-brick home features hardwood floors, a picturesque fireplace and a spiral staircase leading to a cozy third-floor loft.

According to Realtor.com, the house was listed for $500,000 in 2019, and although the price was eventually dropped to $450,000, that’s still quite a fierce markup for the former home of Sasha Fierce.

The D’Amelio family

D'Amelio family home
Redfin
  • Original price: $795,000 in 2011

  • Resale price: $929,900 in 2020

Charli, Dixie, Heidi and Marc D’Amelio are without question the most famous family on TikTok right now, and they’ve just announced that they’re starring in an upcoming Hulu TV show.

The family has already made the move to sunny L.A. and listed its 3,794 square foot home in Norwalk, Connecticut at $929,900. That’s almost $135,000 more than they originally paid in 2011, according to Realtor.com.

Charli and fam are now renting a seriously huge 5,500 square foot Los Angeles mansion that was last listed for $5.5 million. Rumor has it the D’Amelios are forking over around $35,000 a month to live there, but since Charli alone is worth millions, the steep price is probably not a big deal.

About the Author

Shane Murphy

Shane Murphy

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Shane is a reporter for MoneyWise. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature from Western University and is a graduate of the Algonquin College Scriptwriting program.

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