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Swift pays cash for $17M home [Country Girl Singer Drops Millions for Rhode Island Mansion]
Jam! Showbiz ^

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; millionaires; music; swift
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SOMEONE, at least, has money to spend in the Obamaeconomy.
1 posted on 04/30/2013 1:58:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Financed by pre teen girls


2 posted on 04/30/2013 1:59:26 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

but Swift managed to use her charms to negotiate the lower price”

That’s a lot of charm.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 1:59:51 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sounds like she has money to burn.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 2:00:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hope she held enough back to pay her fair share of Obamatax.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 2:01:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

SHE lives in Rhode Island?

Wow, that is weird.


6 posted on 04/30/2013 2:02:10 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 2:04:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: gaijin
She owns a number of homes throughout the country.

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.

8 posted on 04/30/2013 2:06:34 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: gaijin

Is she still dating the Kennedy kid?


10 posted on 04/30/2013 2:07:34 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder what property and school taxes are on that place.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Tax-chick
Why would anyone who lives in a fine state like Tennessee want to buy property in Rhode Island?


12 posted on 04/30/2013 2:08:49 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Nice “summer” shack.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 2:09:34 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: PGR88

At least 200,000.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 2:10:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mountn man; humblegunner; Eaker

Dude, courtesy ping.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 2:13:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: mountn man

They have people like that in New England, too.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 2:14:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Fair Paul

Nope.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 2:14:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Tax-chick

If it isn’t salt water, you aren’t really sailing.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Tax-chick

So you admit they are from Tennessee.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 2:17:43 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Tax-chick

Those are people?


20 posted on 04/30/2013 2:18:08 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

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.


21 posted on 04/30/2013 2:18:31 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: mountn man

I wouldn’t know, never met them.


22 posted on 04/30/2013 2:18:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Romulus

They remind me of some of my in-laws.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Romulus
If it isn’t salt water, you aren’t really sailing.

Or fishing.

24 posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:30 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: SoFloFreeper
Great she can get any deal with Kanye West yelling “it should have been Beyonce” to the seller.
25 posted on 04/30/2013 2:19:51 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s racist?


26 posted on 04/30/2013 2:20:40 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SoFloFreeper

Five bedrooms? If I spent $17m I’d think it would have more than that.


27 posted on 04/30/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

-— 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.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 2:22:16 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Tax-chick
They have people like that in New England, too.


29 posted on 04/30/2013 2:22:55 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

I live in TN and I take offense...where did you get my elementary school picture?


30 posted on 04/30/2013 2:23:06 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Every girl needs a place to keep her backup goat [Video].
31 posted on 04/30/2013 2:24:35 PM PDT by Gritty-Kitty
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To: mountn man

lol


32 posted on 04/30/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Tax-chick
They remind me of some of my in-laws.

Are we related? I've got family they remind me of.

33 posted on 04/30/2013 2:24:51 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: humblegunner

Must be - everything else is.


34 posted on 04/30/2013 2:25:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fledermaus
I live in TN and I take offense...where did you get my elementary school picture?

From your brother.

35 posted on 04/30/2013 2:25:59 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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 ...


36 posted on 04/30/2013 2:26:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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?


37 posted on 04/30/2013 2:26:24 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: SoFloFreeper
I listened to Taylor Swift on Youtube. No way is she a country girl singer. These are country girl singers:
38 posted on 04/30/2013 2:26:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: mountn man
Oh, don't get me started! I've got a slew of crazy people in my family, but they were doctors.
39 posted on 04/30/2013 2:27:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


40 posted on 04/30/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Huskrrrr

“That’s 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”.


41 posted on 04/30/2013 2:29:42 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Fledermaus

Yeah, maybe. But her bedrooms are 1200 square feet.


42 posted on 04/30/2013 2:31:00 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Fledermaus

Five bedrooms? If I spent $17m I’d think it would have more than that.


It’s probably 5 1500sf bed suites, but calling them bed suites just sounds so hetero.


43 posted on 04/30/2013 2:38:02 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: SoFloFreeper

Her money.


44 posted on 04/30/2013 2:39:14 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


45 posted on 04/30/2013 2:43:10 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Whats the difference between country and western?


46 posted on 04/30/2013 2:43:48 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Tax-chick

-— 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.


47 posted on 04/30/2013 2:44:19 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Tax-chick

-— 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.


48 posted on 04/30/2013 2:47:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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.


49 posted on 04/30/2013 2:48:12 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

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!


50 posted on 04/30/2013 2:50:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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