Skip to comments.Swift pays cash for $17M home [Country Girl Singer Drops Millions for Rhode Island Mansion]
Posted on 04/30/2013 1:58:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Taylor Swift is adding to her property portfolio after securing a $17.75 million deal for a new seaside home in Rhode Island.
The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker recently went house hunting along the U.S. northeast coast with her mother Andrea, father Scott and younger brother Austin, and she appears to have settled on a lavish estate in the town of Westerly.
The property, which boasts five bedrooms and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, had reportedly been on the market for $20 million - but Swift managed to use her charms to negotiate the lower price -- she paid in cash.
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but Swift managed to use her charms to negotiate the lower price”
That’s a lot of charm.
Sounds like she has money to burn.
Hope she held enough back to pay her fair share of Obamatax.
SHE lives in Rhode Island?
Wow, that is weird.
Why would anyone who lives in a fine state like Tennessee want to buy property in Rhode Island? Even if she’s taken up sailing, there are nice big lakes in Tennessee.
A year ago, maybe 2, she bought a house by the Kennedy's. IIRC she bought it for about $4 mil and sold it a few months later for about $5 mil.
Thats not the first she's done that with. Seems real estate is becoming a hobby for her.
A lucrative hobby.
More power to her.
Is she still dating the Kennedy kid?
I wonder what property and school taxes are on that place.
Nice “summer” shack.
At least 200,000.
Dude, courtesy ping.
They have people like that in New England, too.
If it isn’t salt water, you aren’t really sailing.
So you admit they are from Tennessee.
Those are people?
I’ve heard that said. My father was a 30-year Navy man, so until I went to college in San Antonio, it was all salt water, all the time.
Now my daughter is in the Coast Guard ... I think the ocean thing skipped a generation.
I wouldn’t know, never met them.
They remind me of some of my in-laws.
Five bedrooms? If I spent $17m I’d think it would have more than that.
-— she paid in cash -—
Hehehehe... Good for her.
Yes, I have teenage girls who are fans, so I’ve listened to a lot of her music. She’s a very talented song writer. Her songs have melodies, and she covers a variety of styles.
My favorite song is, “Haunted,” her hardest rocker, and “December.”
Yes, her fans are mainly young girls, but that’s because she wrote her own lyrics as a teenager.
It looks like she is going to avoid the fate of Britney Spears and Linsey Lohan (good parenting), and because she’s so prolific, she could become one of the biggest acts in music history. I expect her to rival Streisand and Carey in the pantheon of female singers.
I live in TN and I take offense...where did you get my elementary school picture?
Are we related? I've got family they remind me of.
Must be - everything else is.
From your brother.
My teenage daughters are fans, too. I encourage them to imitate Taylor Swift’s work ethic, but not her relationship history.
My 15-year-old is better looking and has a better voice, but she doesn’t have the drive! (And doesn’t write songs.) You’d think being paid cash for playing guitar at Spanish church events would be a motivator, but no. I still have to say, “You’re doing this whether you want to or not,” when I need a guitarist. Then she gets 20 or 30 dollars for an hour, and she’s all excited, but the slacker urge is so strong ...
I wouldn’t know a song she has, & could care less. Obviously she must appeal to teenies from liberal dumb-ass families who are spending loads of Daddy’s cash to bankroll Taylor Swift. BTW, isn’t Taylor a boy’s name?
Lakes are great, but they’re different from the ocean. Check out the Cape Cod National Seashore, sometime. It’s breathtaking.
Cape Cod a short drive from RI, which has jet-set shorlines (Newport), and NYC, too.
The nice thing about NE is that within 200 miles you can visit a variety of dramatically different environments.
We all know what the drawbacks are. I wish conservatives would invade MA and RI. It’s beautiful here.
“Thats a lot of charm.”
15% is not that big of a discount. Maybe charm had nothing to do with it. “Accept my price or I write a mean song about you”.
Yeah, maybe. But her bedrooms are 1200 square feet.
Five bedrooms? If I spent $17m Id think it would have more than that.
We lived in Rhode Island for several years when I was a girl. I agree, it is beautiful. Some of my parents’ Navy friends still have summer homes in New England, and winter in The Villages, in Florida.
Whats the difference between country and western?
-— but the slacker urge is so strong ... ——
My youngest has that slacker streak too. I guess it takes being hungry for some people.
Whenever I saw some daylight as a kid, I’d run with it.
-— summer homes in New England, and winter in The Villages, in Florida.——
That’s the way to go. I can definitely live without January and February.
My 9-year-old granddaughter, an aspiring singer (lol), is a big Taylor Swift fan, so I’ve listened to my fair share of her tunes. My favorite is “Never Grow Up,” which chokes me up every time I hear it.
I don’t get it. I had one brother at home. My kids have (currently) a total of nine in the house. And yet, they seem to have no drive to achieve independence. Even my 16-year-old, who’s going to be a National Merit Scholar, is looking at in-state universities. At his age, with my test scores (better than his!), I’d drawn a circle 1,000 miles in diameter and wasn’t looking inside.
And I wasn’t hungry, either. I just wanted distance. How can homeschooled kids who do nothing but gripe about their constrictions not want some distance, and go for it when it’s within reach.
Elen can sing in Spanish. If she learned half a dozen songs, she could make more than I do as a wedding-and-funeral soloist, because she has a better voice and more free time. One of the other girls in the homeschool association has a recording contract at 16 ... admittedly, she writes her own songs, but Elen could be working every weekend as a guitarist/soloist, if she wanted to.
It beats the heck out of babysitting!