Fantasia All Smiles, Gets to Keep Mansion

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

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Your sangin’ ass cousin on your real daddy’s side, Fantasia, is going to be able to keep her crib:

Fantasia Barrino is no longer facing foreclosure on her $1.3 million home, attorneys for the American Idol winner have announced.

An auction of the six bedroom, 6,232-square-foot mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina was scheduled to take place Monday — but the American Idol winner struck a deal with her Florida-based creditors to keep her home for now. She could still lose it at a future auction if a settlement is not reached.

“Assuming the promised payments all get paid as indicated, we will be satisfied,” Larry Goldman, the lawyer representing lender Broward Energy Partners, told the New York Post. “I didn’t want to take her house.”

The 24-year-old still owes $65,000 — money she borrowed in 2006 to pay back taxes to the IRS. Her last payment of $10,000 was made in August 2007.

Barrino has agreed to a repayment plan, but the creditor’s lawyer didn’t release details.

“Reading between the lines, I’m assuming the money is not there or, at least, it’s not there in the short-term,” Goldman told the Post. “My client just wants to be paid.”

This isn’t the first time the 2004 Idol champ has faced foreclosure. In 2005, she nearly lost a 4,500-square-foot home in the same neighborhood. plus a $240,000 Mercedes. Both matters were resolved in court, although tax records show she owes $14,678 for that residence.

That is fantastic news as we never want to see someone put out on the street.  We sure hope she used her “Hooked on Phonics” skills to sound out the big words in the paperwork before she signed this time, though.

More pics of ‘Tasia up under the hood.
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  • Ashlie

    Aren’t we glad she got to keep her house….

  • http://myspace.com870bg bg

    A peice of bacon is better that no ham… meaning they didnt have someone lined up to buy it right then so you can stay and send us what you can but if you dont make it right soon we will have a buyer and that ass is out. Better get ur ass of broadway and in the studio. Bitch better make a mixtape of something

  • http://bossip.com/68766/showdown-in-motown-katt-williams-vs-steve-harvey/#comments me

    I’m glad she got to keep the house, damn bossipp stop being such haters….

  • JK

    I am glad that things are working out for her. She was always my fav winner from American Idol, she has such talent. I had the great experience of seeing her in the Color Purple on stage and she was absoultetly wonderful. Congrats to her for keeping her house and trying to work the situation out.

  • Nique

    Low budget bitch!! STOP LIVING OUTSIDE YOUR MEANS!!!!

  • Whatever

    Maybe she bought the house just to be on Mtv cribs. Being irresponsible is not the “Obama Way” Get it togather.

  • Aunt Viv

    All jokes aside, she’s just putting off the inevitable. Where is her financial advisor? Does she even have one?

    Fact: ‘Tasia bit off more than she could chew with that enormous house.
    Fact: The music industry is real tough right now. She better hope her next single/album is FIRE and her tour sells out, ‘cuz if not, she’s in deep trouble and will lose that home at some point.

    Financial responsibility in ’09 please

  • pm

    good for her now lets hit the gym and get back in the studio

  • http://yahoo Dena

    Can you blame her??!! Congrats.

  • PhillyGrownWoman

    good to see s sista keep her crib

  • Tracey

    Damn she won a good million with American Idol, what the **** does a person need to get above float and stay there?

  • The_Truth

    ***Bossip hates that!

    KEEP LIVING YOUR LIFE FANTASIA, these crackers can’t divide us all.

  • http://bossip.com tasty t

    I AM REALLY HAPPY THAT SHE GETS TO KEEP HER HOME AND CAR THANK GOD FOR THAT. BUT I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE FANTASIA YOU HAVE NOT BEEN AROUND FOR 10 20 YEARS, LIKE MARY J. BLIDGE R. KELLY JUST TO NAME A COUPLE. FANTASIA YOU HAVE TO BUILD UP TO BEING ABLE TO AFFORD HOMES AND CARS LIKE THAT YES YOU HAD A NICE ALBUM YES YOUR BROADWAY SHOW COLOR PURPLE PUT SOME MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS, BUT YOU DID NOT FINISH YOUR BROADWAY PLAY. I AM SAYING THAT TO SAY YOU DONT HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY GIRL YOU ARE NOT SEASONED IN THE GAME THAT GOOD WHERE YOU CAN MAKE THE HIGH HOUSE NOTES AND CAR PAYMENT AGAIN KEEP UP WITH THE BARRINOS IF THAT’S HOW YOU SPELL IT NOT THE JONES’S YOU HAVE CHAMPAIGN TASTE ON BEER MONEY.

  • alb

    Bossip, how can ya’ll post something like this, “Your sangin’ ass cousin on your real daddy’s side…,” and then turn around and call tracy morgan a coon.

  • reese615

    @ alb

    Bossip, how can ya’ll post something like this, “Your sangin’ ass cousin on your real daddy’s side…,” and then turn around and call tracy morgan
    a coon.
    ________________

    Uh, daily gossip vs. an awards show…do you fail to see the difference in circumstances? Just a question, of course.

  • i SAID IT... YA DAMN RIGHT

    YALL KNOW SHE COULDN’T READ THE CONTRACT. LOL

  • Roe ski Love

    If she paid $240,000 for that Benz she got ripped off. Either that or Bossip has its figures wrong. A
    Mercedes 600 is less than that. On another note, could she at least fix herself up to look decent when a camera is nearby.

  • Kym G

    >>>> Why does she look a tragic Mess?? I mean its like once she started dealing for DRO she went straight gutter hood.. No music no Appearnces nothing.. Po Tasia..

  • http://bossip jaybird

    Bless her heart!! I agree that Fantasia is a really talented singer but that’s where it ends. The majority of the time she looks a H.A.M. and anyone with good sense knows that the first thing you do when you are successful is BUY not finance a nice home, because you may not be able to afford it later. There are several middle class singers and rappers. Everyone you see on tv is not wealthy! Being from NC I’ve got alot of love for Fantasia, but the entertainment industry is fickle, and her “keeping it real” style will keep her from making the type of money she’ll need to maintain a million dollar home. You can always telling when someone is living above there means, when they have a huge house with 3 pieces of furniture that look like they came from walmart.

  • http://www.live365.com/stations/muthaknows Mutha

    GOD BLESS FANNY

  • STEFANY

    YEA, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

  • u know?

    @jaybird
    I agree! Why don’t these entertainers buy their homes and cars instead of leasing or financing them. I live in Atlanta and for a good $mil, you can buy a nice home and car, with a lump sum left for retirement. Why didn’t she buy herself a nice $400,000 house and a $50,000 car and sit down!

  • T-Bird

    She looks a hot sweaty cotton plantation mess…

  • gofigure

    damn — glad for ya
    ‘tashia.

    i bet ‘tasia could
    circumsise a brother
    with those lips..

    i suspect ‘tasia has
    the best damn coochie
    in the game !!!!

  • city

    good for her. but she has gotta start paying them bills if she wants to keep it any longer.i haven’t heard any new songs from her in a while. she needs to get to working.

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