Weekly Top Ten Real Estate Hot List Tue: 10-23-2012
Not Marge & Homer!
For Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, it seems to be another case of “stage parent”, though in this case, instead of stage mother it’s stage father. Just like a buzzard circling a wounded animal, the media is all aflutter with the scent of change in the air.
As an ex-Baptist preacher in the Bible Belt, Joe Simpson, like some others we see, may have gone into preaching because of the love of being in the spotlight under the safety guise of the church. Usually having to be content with an audience of around fifty, rarely do they get the chance to hit the bigtime the way Joe Simpson has done as the highly controversial manager of his daughters. In Joe’s case, the spotlight has become blindingly bright as it inconveniently shines on his demanding demeanor, unpopular business decisions and bad behavior that includes a DUI and possibly being the cause of the failed marriages of both girls.
Much of the music industry has been suggesting that Jessica might need a new manager. With the family home hitting the market, bigger changes might be in the wind. Rumors from an article in a story in the National Enquirer are now circulating that Mrs. Simpson has filed for divorce and the real reason for the divorce is because Joe recently told his family that he is gay, and he has a boyfriend.
Maybe a change in career for Joe? Or something else? Whatever the reason, now some lucky buyer will have a palatial estate to call home soon.
As described by the broker, it’s a celebrity storybook English country-style home in The Colony, a guard-gated community of 19 estates in the heart of Encino's Royal Oaks on more than 1.5 acres. The 6,895 square foot home has 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, formal rooms for entertaining and casual rooms for family, a theater and office. The grounds feature many areas for play and entertaining, a fireplace, fire pit, wet bar, lagoon-style pool and spa with grotto waterfall, sports court, gazebo, and putting range with views. The guest suite-gym has a separate entrance and bath.
According to various media reports, Joe and Tina Simpson -- parents of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson -- have listed their Los Angeles-area home for $4.395 million.