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Even Madonna can’t find her dream home

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie

Christmas is coming, and I walked by a crèche the other day. So naturally my thoughts turned to Madonna. No, not that Madonna, the one represented in the crèche, who couldn't find a proper home in which to have her baby. I was thinking about the other Madonna, the singer/dancer/businesswoman, who couldn't find a proper home in which to have her entourage. The latest setback for Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie occurred in New York, where the board of her co-op, Harperly Hall, refused to allow her to buy another apartment to add on to the reported 6,000-square-foot apartment combination she already owns in the building. She responded by filing a lawsuit, asking that the sale go through. Yeah, that'll make the neighbors happy. Poor Madonna. She's just like the rest of us, in that her dream home seems to be beyond her reach. Think of that the next time you're driving around clients who are bemoaning that they can't find the home they want. Madonna's got all that money, and she ...