Taylor Gives Cape House the Swift

March 6, 2013

Taylor Swift has made a rapid exit from Cape Cod homeownership, which the local dailies are on like Taylor on . . . whoever.

From the Boston Globe’s Namesniks:

COVER WITH COVERLINESTaylor Swift on serial boyfriends, home buying in Vanity Fair

Singer Taylor Swift tries hard to dispel a few myths — or at least what she’d like you to believe are myths — in the new issue of Vanity Fair.

First, despite many high-profile romances with, among others, John Mayer, Joe JonasTaylor Lautner, and Jake Gyllenhaal, Swift insists she is neither boy crazy nor a serial dater.


Yak yak yak . . .

Cut to the real estate portion of the Vanity Fair interview:

“People say . . . that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like — that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me,” she told the magazine. “If there’s a pregnancy rumor, people will find out it’s not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there’s a house rumor, they’ll find out it’s not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house.”

So did she or didn’t she buy the house? Our sources say she did, and Ethel Kennedy herself called Swift a “neighbor” when we spoke to her last fall. Vanity Fair, likewise, quoting “someone close to the situation,” claims Swift bought the house, but has since sold it.

“It was like a house-flip,” the source told the magazine. “A good short-term investment.”


How good? The Boston Herald’s Inside Track, as usual, provides the details:

mirror_no_textA Swift turnaround on Cape property!

From the Rich-Get-Richer File: Taylor Swift, who bought a house adjacent to the Kennedy 
Compound during her summer fling with high school junior Conor Kennedy, just sold it at a sweet $875,000 profit — 
after owning the Hyannisport manse all of three months!

According to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds, Swift sold the seven-bedroom waterfront estate on Marchant Avenue for something in the neighborhood of $5.6 million. Nice neighborhood! In November, the pop superstar plunked down $4.8 million for the digs, which originally had been listed for $13 million. Such a savvy businesswoman!


Not so good at dating, though.