The rules for the bidding on aging teen heartthrob David Cassidy’s house in Fort Lauderdale are set, and potential buyers have to prove they have $3 million in the bank to get in on the fun.
The auction was ordered recently in the 65-year-old singer’s bankruptcy, and the new date of the sale has been set for Sept. 9.
“We scheduled it for August at first,” says auctioneer Lamar Fisher, “but we figured we’d wait until after Labor Day so that more people would be interested.”
Fisher says he expects at least a dozen people will qualify to bid on the 6,400-square-foot Harbor Beach house.
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At one point, the property on the east side of A1A was listed for $3.9 million. No takers. Then it went down to $3.2 million. Still nothing. Then the star of the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family said he’d entertain any serious offer. Not a peep.
Now, Cassidy hopes the auction will bring around $2.9 million. He bought it in 2002 for $1.1 million, and the Broward County Property Appraiser estimates it’s worth about $2 million.
Fisher says potential bidders need to deposit $200,000 in escrow and show proof of funds for $3 million.
The highest bid will then be presented to the bankruptcy court for approval on Sept. 16.
“The winner has 20 days from Sept. 16 to come up with the money,” Fisher said. “And I know that whoever wins will bring the cash because it’s a great property.”
Former Justin Bieber squeeze Chantel Jeffries has been working on her tan, according to beachside paps, as her date with the lawyers of a local photographer allegedly assaulted by Bieber’s entourage gets close.
Area model Jeffries, 21, is best known for her presence by Bieber’s side when he was arrested in January 2014 after an alleged drag racing incident in Miami Beach.
So happens that hours before the incident, Jeffries was a witness to another ugly fracas involving a photographer and Bieber bodyguards — and that’s what she’ll be questioned about Aug. 10.
Shutterbug Manuel Munoz claims in his lawsuit he took photos of the pop star and Jeffries coming out of nightclub Set Miami on Lincoln Road that night, then was chased and roughed up by one of the Bieb’s bodyguards.
Munoz was reportedly cornered in a back hallway of an all-night Subway sandwich store and was punched and kicked when he refused to hand over the memory card of his camera.
Jeffries has been told she could be grilled for several hours.
Despite an ugly dispute with Lil Wayne, his best-known protégé, rap mogul Bryan Williams hasn’t skipped a beat when it comes to his finances.
Miami-Dade County records show he just shelled out close to $7 million to clear liens on his Palm Island property.
First, records show Birdman paid the taxman. He sent the IRS a $1.94 million check to settle unpaid income tax liens going back to 2007.
And while he was at it, he paid cash for a $5 million mortgage on the $14.5 million property that he took out a year ago.
Forbes estimates the man’s worth at about $160 million through the promotion of giant rap acts like Juvenile, Fred Durst, Bow Wow and Young Turk.