20 Celebrity Homes Regular People Can Afford

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Celebrities' paychecks might be huge, but that doesn't mean their homes have to be. Some stars forgo the glitz of the Hollywood Hills and lead frugal, modest lives. Others may live large, but many of them come from humble beginnings and prefer to keep it that way. Whether it's a rags-to-riches story, or a billionaire-in-a-modest-house story, check out our list of 20 celebrity homes regular people can afford.
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WARREN BUFFETT'S HOME

Omaha
Estimated value: $650,000
Investor Warren Buffett, known as the "Oracle of Omaha," is one of the richest people in the world. So it might be surprising to learn that he lives in a relatively modest 5-bedroom house in a quiet suburb of Omaha. Purchased for $31,500 in 1958, he considers it the third best investment of his life.

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PAUL MCCARTNEY'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Liverpool, England
Sold for $231,000 in 2015
Paul McCartney's legendary music career has earned him a fortune of nearly $1 billion, but he comes from humble roots. From age 4 to 10, McCartney lived in this 3-bedroom house in a working-class neighborhood in Liverpool.

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KURT COBAIN'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Aberdeen, Washington
Asking price: $299,000
Cobain spent much of his youth in this little four-bedroom home in suburban Washington. It was originally listed at $400,000, which is a high price for the area -- comparable nearby homes have recently sold for about $50,000.

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JACK WHITE'S NORTHERN RETREAT

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Bought for $510,000
Designed by American modernist architect George Nelson, this home was purchased sight-unseen in 2017 by musician Jack White. He considers himself a custodian of the home, as he told the New Yorker: "I'm a believer in nobody owns anything … If you could take care of it and pass it along, it's good."

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MADONNA'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Rochester Hills, Michigan
Sold for $270,000 in 2001
Madonna now splits her time between homes in New York City and London, but she grew up in this two-story Colonial home about 30 minutes outside of Detroit. She shared it with her parents and seven siblings.

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TAYLOR SWIFT'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Reading, Pennsylvania
Sold for $700,000 in 2013
Before relocating to Nashville so Taylor could pursue a career in music, the Swift family lived in this six-bedroom home. The current owners didn't know Swift had lived there until fans started showing up to take pictures outside.

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JANIS JOPLIN'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Port Arthur, Texas
Asking price: $200,000
The Joplin family moved to this five-bedroom home after their previous home burned down. A historic Texas landmark, the home in a modest section of town is frequently photographed by fans of the singer. Janis' childhood signature is still visible in a cement slab inside the garage.

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MAYA ANGELOU'S CHILDHOOD HOME

St. Louis
Asking price: $159,000
The late poet Maya Angelou spent her first three years in this simple two-story home just southwest of downtown St. Louis. The home was recently given landmark status, and it's "super nice and cute," according to a property listing.

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JUDY GARLAND'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Lancaster, California
Asking price: $550,000
The Garland family moved to California in 1926 so Judy's father could buy a theater. They settled into this home, which has eight bedrooms and a basement. You could say there's no place like it.

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BLAKE SHELTON'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Ada, Oklahoma
Asking price: $250,000
Before becoming a chart-topping country musician, Blake Shelton grew up in this modest ranch-style home in Ada, a small town that's sometimes featured in Shelton's music videos.

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GEORGE HARRISON'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Liverpool, U.K.
Sold for $250,000 in 2014
Harrison once said of his childhood home outside of Liverpool: "Our little house was just two rooms up and two rooms down, but, except for a short period when our father was away at sea, we always knew the comfort and security of a very close-knit home life."

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MARLON BRANDO'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Omaha
Asking Price: $250,000
The childhood home of the eight-time-Oscar-winning Marlon Brando was at one point offered for a cool $250,000. Built in 1900, the home boasts five bedrooms and a third floor that's been converted into a master suite.

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'HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO' STAR MAMA JUNE'S HOME

Hampton, Georgia
Bought for $149,000
Mama June bought this four-bedroom suburban home in 2015 with the intention of keeping it clean -- she reportedly established strict chore rules for her daughters to follow in the new home.

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MICHAEL SYMON'S HOME

Cleveland
Asking price: $549,000
Chef Michael Symon, cohost of ABC's "The Chew," is parting with this 1920s Tudor in Cleveland Heights. Accessible by footbridge, the rustic-chic home boasts three stories, a wine room and (of course) an incredible kitchen.

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ADRIAN PETERSON'S HOME

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Asking price: $680,000
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson just put his five-bedroom home on the market. It might be a bit pricey at $16 more per square foot than the median price for the area, but it was a relatively cheap home for an NFL MVP.

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TYLER PERRY'S CHILDHOOD HOME

New Orleans
Sold for $150,000 in 2013
Filmmaker Tyler Perry grew up in this little shotgun home in New Orleans. Two blocks north were mansions. Two blocks south were housing projects. Perry once told the New York Times that living between the two "became my metaphor for life."

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LAURA BUSH'S CHILDHOOD HOME

Midland, Texas
Asking price: $425,000
Before moving into the White House in 2001, the former first lady lived in this simple three-bedroom ranch. Bush once described the small city of Midland as "a place of ice cream sundaes ... and Saturday morning pony rides."

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REINCE PRIEBUS' HOME

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Asking price: $300,000
After moving to a $1.25 million home in Alexandria, Virginia, the White House chief of staff is trying to sell his three-bedroom Cape Cod-style home just outside of Milwaukee.

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OPRAH'S LAST HOME IN THE WINDY CITY

Chicago
Asking price: $393,875
Oprah Winfrey may have a net worth of $3 billion, but the media mogul just put her cozy little home in Chicago's Elmwood Park neighborhood on the market for less than $400,000. Purchased in 2001 for $298,000, it's her last owned property in the Windy City.

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ELIJAH WOOD'S HOME

Austin, Texas
Bought for $1 million
In late 2012, "Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood exchanged his Santa Monica, California, property for this large Victorian mansion in the hip Bouldin Creek neighborhood of Austin. Priced on the high side for most folks and checking in at 3,285 square feet, it's not exactly a hobbit house.