In early March of 2009, Your Mama discussed the Bel Air house of boob-toob doctor Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy). At that time Mister Dempsey’s New England style Chantilly Road residence was on the market with an asking price of $3,595,000. Six weeks later the asking price was given a substantial hair cut to $3,295,000.
Then, in mid-May, with a helping hand from a lovely gal we call Lucy Spillerguts, we learned that Mister Dempsey had already bought a new, bigger and much more expensive McDreamy House on N. Bundy Drive in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.
Shortly thereafter, Mister Big Time announced that the property had been put into escrow. Well children, we regret to inform, but for whatever reason(s), the house is back on the market with a new asking price of $2,995,000. A few flicks of he well worn beads of our bejeweled abacus reveals that’s just 83% of the original asking price, and, even more punishing for Mister Dempsey’s pocketbook, a bit more than one hundred thousand clams less than the $3,100,000 property records show he paid for the place in July of 2006.
We’re sure many of the children will gloat and foam at the mouth with delight over Mister Dempsey’s real estate misfortune as it relates to his former home on Chantilly Road. However, something to keep in mind while mocking and wagging fingers with financial self righteousness is that while Mister Dempsey may lose a bushel of shekels on the sale of this house, he can still afford to buy a new six and something million dollar house without having sold his previous property.
So my dear Chicken Littles, who’s really getting the last laugh on this one?