Published On: Fri, Nov 3rd, 2023

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

Why Britney Spears’s childhood home is listed for sale for .2 million
Why Britney Spears’s childhood home is listed for sale for .2 million

Pop icon Britney Spears’s childhood home hit the real estate market this week. The Kentwood, La., ranch-style home is listed for $1.2 million, more than quadruple the price it sold for in 2021.

“What we’re selling is not square footage. This home will not appraise for 1.2 million,” says Yvonne Hulsey, the Keller Williams real estate agent in charge of the listing. “This is going to be a cash buyer, somebody who wants to buy a part of history, a legacy, memory.”

The one-story home is 2,229 square feet, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Built in 1980, the home’s kitchen and bathrooms have not been renovated recently. It sits on a nearly 2-acre lot that includes a basketball hoop and a two-car garage. Hulsey estimates an appraiser would likely value it around $300,000. For that reason, a buyer paying anywhere close to full listing price almost certainly wouldn’t be able to get a loan for it.

Hulsey was also the selling agent on the home in 2021, when the pop star’s estranged father, Jamie Spears, listed it for less than $300,000. He did not market the home’s connection to his daughter, Hulsey says.

He did, however, leave behind some furniture, including sofas, chairs and knickknacks, per Hulsey, which are among the selling features this time around. One photo on the listing shows a mirror adorned with Britney Spears stickers and an ‘N Sync World Tour poster. “That’s original to Britney’s room,” says Hulsey. Another picture depicts a closet door scrawled with the words “Christina sucks Brit rules,” which Hulsey was told the pop star herself wrote.

Prospective buyers will not find the bedroom furniture that Spears grew up with — those pieces are at the Kentwood Museum, which has an exhibit dedicated to the pop star.

The home was listed right after the publication of Spears’s memoir, “The Woman in Me,” on Oct. 24, which sold more than 1 million copies in its first week. In her memoir, Spears expresses her exasperation and disappointment with the people who took advantage of her and profited off her success.

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The book also mentions the Kentwood house several times. At age 10, for example, while she was cast in an off-Broadway play, she learned she would have to perform on Christmas. She recalls how she yearned for the “sturdy evergreen we’d have in our living room in Kentwood,” and decided to quit the show.

Hulsey is hoping that “somebody will purchase this and turn it into either a museum or a venue or an Airbnb and bring to Louisiana the excitement of being able to stay on a property where the Spears family raised their children.”

Hulsey hasn’t received any offers yet, but she’s optimistic about where things stand 72 hours in — the listing has already attracted significant attention and she says she’s heard from people across the globe. Still, she doesn’t want that $1.2 million sticker price to scare away interested parties.

“We are entertaining offers,” she says. “Everything is negotiable.”

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