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New trend in ‘borrowing’ celebrity homes

Julie from Hollywood

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Every time I am about to sell my house, my husband and I have the "Great Debate": open house or not? My husband dreads the "open." It gives him the creeps to know that people we don't know are traipsing through our house – especially the nosy neighbors who just want to look. I, on the other hand, love open houses. Even when we're not in the market, I can't resist pulling the car over on a Sunday – sometimes going all the way up a winding road, following those silly little flags – just to see a home I haven't been inside before. It's amazing that in the 20 years we've lived here there are still some houses we've never been in, but that I of course would love to see. Every once in a while a really famous property comes on the market. Just two weeks ago, we finally made it in to see the "Ozzie and Harriet" house that was open just around the corner from where we live now. There are a lot of pretty fabulous houses in old Hollywood. And, in spite of all the teardowns...