Monday, January 12, 2009

Fantasia Keeps Her House

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 1/12/2009 4 comments
It's been widely (and embarrassingly) reported that singer Fantasia Barrino was in jeopardy of losing one of the two houses she owns in Charlotte. She borrowed $65,000 in 2006 to pay taxes on her Piper Glen home and after she defaulted on repaying the loan, the lender won a judgement to auction off her house. The auction was scheduled to be held today by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, but Fantasia reached an agreement with the lender over the weekend to keep her house off the auctioning block.

This is the 4,500-square-foot home Fantasia owns in the Piper Glen neighborhood in south Charlotte.

Fantasia bought the home in question in 2004, a few months after winning American Idol. It's assumed that her relatives now live in the house because she bought a second, larger and more expensive home in Charlotte in 2007.

This 6,200-square-foot home Fantasia owns in Charlotte appeared in a 2007 episode of MTV Cribs.

While some may poke fun at Fantasia's financial troubles, I say don't throw stones if you live in a glass house. True, she's wealthier than most of us and is famous, but celebrities are feeling the effects of this economy just like the rest of us. While some everyday folks are struggling to keep their homes, some rich people are having problems paying for their second or third homes.


  1. Interesting. I just always assumed celebs still lit their cigars with $100 bills and times like this didn't have much effect on them.

    Truth be told, I haven't heard anything about Fantasia since she won American Idol how ever many years ago now. Her season was one of the only ones where I actually watched most of the episodes. I guess she's still around, obviously, and I'd have probably heard if she'd done something w/ Hootie & the Blowfish. Of course, most people don't know they're still around. :)

    Interesting side note: I met a girl who didn't know anything about HBF or Darius Rucker recently. Here's the conversation:

    Girl: Hey, have you heard this new country song? I think it's called "Don't think I don't think about it," or something like that.

    Me: Yeah, that's my boy Darius Rucker.

    Girl: Oh, OK...I like him.

    Me: Yeah, he's originally from the group Hootie & the Blowfish.

    Girl: Oh...I think I'm heard of them. "Hold My Hand?"

    Me: Yeah. Darius is the lead guy who always gets called Hootie

    Girl: He's black!?

    True story :)

  2. my grandma lives in piper glen, so every time we come over to my grandma'a house. we walk over to fantasia's to say hi.
    ps.... fantasia has the coolest red car!

  3. my love goes out to fantasia hold your head up high and keep god first you have a beautiful girl u have to think about,fantasia u will always be my fan til i die i have alot of hope for u ,you are very bright keep up the good work hopefully one day i will have the money to go to one of your concerts,fantasia u are my girl feel like i been knowing u all my life or we the best of friends. be strong ilove u like a sister

  4. SOME HOW I THINK I KNOW OF YOU THROUGH MY FAMILY Mr. & Mrs. LLOYD is my family in Charlotte, NC...


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