Rapper Nelly sells abandoned St. Louis mansion after a week on the market

It really has to be the money.

Rapper Nelly, born Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., found a buyer for his abandoned home in the St. Louis area just days after entering the market, The Post reports.

The 12-acre property was first listed on February 11, only to receive an offer on February 18, Missouri real estate records show. The $ 600,000 price tag must have been attractive enough for someone to grab the property quickly.

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But whoever the new owner is will have a lot of work on their hands getting the place up and running. With no plumbing, no flooring, and lots of renovation work to come, business people refer to this as “fixer-upper”.

Rapper Nelly will perform at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 26, 2019.
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Nelly, 46, bought the house in 2002 for an estimated $ 2 million in the hope of being able to turn it around. But the mansion has stood still for two decades. It seems that this year the “Hot in Herre” singer decided to cut his losses and sell the property cheaply.

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Built in 1998, the home is 30 miles from St. Louis and minutes from the Hidden Valley ski area in the nearby town of Eureka.

The six bedroom, seven bathroom home in Wildwood was robbed in 2009. It is uncertain what exactly was stolen from this rather vacant structure.

This story was originally published by the New York Post.

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