Fantasia’s House Auctioned Off Today!!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, When The Checks Stop Coming In

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Fantasia Leopard pants

Fantasia Barrino is losing her million dollar home while this article is being written up about her, and reports are saying she is in denial:

CHARLOTTE, NC – Fantasia Barrino – who faces the loss of her $1.3 million home here in a debtor’s auction set for noon Monday – is apparently ignoring the looming legal threat, officials told The Post yesterday. The inspirational “American Idol” winner owes a Florida credit company $65,000 – money she borrowed in 2006 to pay back taxes she owed the IRS. The singer made a $10,000 payment in August 2007. But she never paid the rest, so the company won the right in court last month to auction off her house for the balance. Mecklenburg County sheriff’s deputies, who are responsible for enforcing civil court orders, have tried at least a dozen times to reach Barrino at the home and by phone, said Sgt. J.W. England, a supervisor of civil judgments. A deputy spoke a couple of times to Barrino’s mother, but never reached the star, who appears to be ignoring attempts to save her house, officials said. “We try very hard and give the defendant every opportunity to pay,” England said yesterday. Over the course of about a year, Barrino has never responded to court documents, and no lawyer ever appeared in court to represent her, said Larry Goldman, a Charlotte attorney representing the credit company, Broward Energy Management. “I certainly don’t want anyone to lose their house,” Goldman said. “But as far as I’m concerned, we have a judgment.” Barrino, 24, has made no payments and filed no documents since The Post reported a court-ordered lien on the property in Charlotte’s upscale Piper Glen neighborhood last month. Goldman said he never heard from Barrino’s representatives until after the judge’s order. He said he has since spoken twice with reps who haven’t offered to resolve the debt but said they’d get back in touch before next Monday. “My client has continuously asked me why they won’t just pay it,” Goldman said. “I just don’t have an answer.” Barrino’s attorney, Gary Greenberg declined to comment yesterday.
“It’s my practice not to talk about client matters,” he said. Barrino’s agent, Erin Culley, referred questions to the singer’s publicist but was unable to provide contact information for that person.

When will we as a people learn that you must be conservative to preserve your wealth for the future? We’re praying for you Tasia.

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  • Hannibal

  • Hannibal

    DAMN THOSE LIPS COULD COME IN HANDY…

  • Redd Tony

    Why would someone buy a home in CHARLOTTE in excess of 1 million dollars, when you can buy something superstar sufficient way under $500k…Some of these artist need to stick wit Jew accountant/financial advisors in their corners…

  • Herpes (You Bossipers will be seeing me on 2/14/09)

    SHE CUTE, BUT NOT CUTER THAN ME…

  • gunrocker

    @ Hannibal

    I bet those braces wont come in handy though…

  • eveinthegarden

    Folks living beyond their means. Sad.

  • http://bos,sip.com toocute

    that’s bad,I just believe when you start out in your career don’t try to do everything big,like purchase a 1.3 million dollar home,she should have started out small,until all her finances were taken care of,maybe she will get together again this year,I LUV FANTASIA

  • Aunt Viv

    co-sign Redd. Fiscal Responsibility people!

  • Reesie....of Cephus and Reesie

    I guess I would feel more sorry for her, but she has another home…most folks losing their homes have just that one….

  • sickofitt

    1.3 in NC. Damm she must have owned a whole city.

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals---BOSSIP courtside is reserved for regulars. Take your ass BACK up to the nosebleed section!!!!!

    Charlotte, NC has quite a few affluent neighborhoods. The one where Tasia’s home is has MANY, MANY people whose earnings rate them from upper middle class and beyond. (You’d really be surprised to know who some of her neighbors are!!)

    Besides the fact that she has ANOTHER home, I have yet to see (foreclosures are public information) where her home is up for closure!

    Now, it might be a slip of the eye on my part yet at the same time, I understood that it’s NOT the mortgage payments she’s behind on, it’s the property taxes!!

    It would be nice if BOSSIP reported accurate information.

    Besides–if she does lose this one, it’s not like she doesn’t have several more!

    PLUS—if she has a sound tax preparer she can write it off as a loss!

    Shit–at the end of the day, Tasia won’t be in the streets!! The girl has more places to rest her head!!!

    Real talk!!!

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    She looks ewwwwwww….

    Hello, upper numbers….

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals---BOSSIP courtside is reserved for regulars. Take your ass BACK up to the nosebleed section!!!!!

    I don’t think she made a bad decision in purchasing real estate. Every-single-investor who’s worth his weight in gold will tell you that real estate is one of the most sound investments you can make.

    Just my opinion.

  • 1TruDiva w/The PlatinumVocals---BOSSIP courtside is reserved for regulars. Take your ass BACK up to the nosebleed section!!!!!

    NIKKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nina Knows

    She did NOT put them tights on with that shirt about her waist… fantasia, fantasia.

    good thing she can sing.

  • atxchick512

    wow

  • Herpes (You Bossipers will be seeing me on 2/14/09)

    I JUST KNOW, FANTASIA’S HAD ME ONCE OR TWICE

  • Raquel26

    1) You’d think in Hollywood they would have better cameras to zoom in and out with because this pic makes Tasia look wide and fat.
    2) This is definitely a “no-class” outfit. You can take ’em out the hood, but you cant take the hood out of ’em.
    3) She could have worn something to cover up those dark nipples showing through the shirt.

    And @ Herpes…just a correction…there is no “had” with herpes. It’s “have”…..cuz its the gift that keeps on giving! lol

    I’m curiuos to know why you chose that screenname. It’s kinda funny to me though….and I’m sure you knew it would cause some jokes up here in Bossip world. lol

  • Nique

    lol…Fantasia looks a mess as always. lol.

    ummm to Herpes-you look a complete mess!!! haha hahaha
    “Black and ugly as eva, howeva….”

  • Aunt Viv

    Hi Nikki, Bye Nikki!

    BRB

  • Raquel26

    @Nique:

    Okay…I had to laugh!!! LMAO

    …..”I stay Gucci down to the socks/rings and watch filled with rocks”……CLASSIC Biggie!

  • PhillyGrownYoungWoman

    sorry to hear that..this recession is NO JOKE

  • H-town

    BOSSIP, THAT LINK ON THIS TREAD “SHE’S IN DENIAL” GAVE ME A VIRUS!!!!! YOU BASTARDS PROBABLY DID THAT ON PURPOSE CAUSE I PUT YALL HIDDEN RACIST ASSES ON BLAST YESTERDAY IN THAT CALI COP SHOOTING POST!!! KEEP ON HATING HATERS!!! I KNOW A FEW PEOPLE VERY HANDY WITH COMPUTERS (IF YOU GET MY DRIFT..) KEEP TRYIN ME.

  • http://bossip Shaunie27

    she could have avoided that… get your self a nice condo or town house and pay it out right!!! Why buy a 1.3 million dollar hm and you career is not concrete???

  • darealwifey

    BOSSIP WROTE:

    “It is very sad that our artist make these people rich but can’t seem to keep the wealth, or get a grasp on it themselves.”
    _______________________________________

    Fantasia has made plenty of money between her music, Broadway and her life story movie she played in. She either bought more house than she could afford or squandered away the income she had. Either way, we have to accept responsibility for our own financial messes. We have too many examples of how easily money can come and go. A white person will take a million dollars, invest it somewhere sensible (like real estate, NOT cars which depreciate) and go sit they asses down somewhere. Black people will have a car lot sitting in their driveway (all losing value) and 10 people mooching off them in the house.

    Fantasia did right to buy the house, but then you have to make PAYING FOR IT your priority over everything else–even taking care of family. If you cannot take care of yourself and secure your future, you are no good to ANYONE. Fantasia has to take care of herself FIRST. After she is stable, then she can help out the fam.

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