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NeNe Leakes and her boytoy, Nyonisela Sioh were spotted out & about for the first time since selling her Georgia mansion for $2.6 million. A BACKGRID photographer bumped into the stylish couple at LAX Airport on Sunday.

When asked what she planned to do next after unloading her marital home, NeNe laughed and said, "I don't know."

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When asked if she planned to move back to the West Coast, NeNe said she is staying in Georgia to be near her sons and grandchild.
 
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Referring to her relationship with a much younger man, NeNe said, "It's just good to have someone while you're breathing."

NeNe revealed she's in love with her new beau, fashion designer and owner of Nyoni Couture menswear boutique.

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NeNe allegedly began dating Nyonisela after the death of her husband, Gregg Leakes in September. Nene confirmed that she had Gregg's blessings to step out with younger men while he lay on his death bed.

She was seen wearing her engagement ring from her late husband Gregg as she and Nyonisela waited patiently for their Uber to arrive.

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Word is that NeNe is anxious to replace her late husband's engagement ring with a ring from Nyonisela. NeNe has no time to waste as a menopausal woman of a certain age.

However, there are rampant rumors that Nyoni might already be married to a long-suffering woman in North Carolina.

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NeNe Leakes sold her Duluth, Ga. mansion at a steep discount — but at least it's off her hands.

According to TMZ, NeNe unloaded her marital home for nearly half the asking price at $2.6 million.

NeNe listed the 10,000 square foot 5 bedroom, 7 bath home for $4 million on Sept. 21, three weeks after her husband, Gregg Leakes, died of colon cancer at age 66.

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After getting no offers, NeNe, 54, slashed the price $305,000 to $3.495 million after previously cutting the price $200,000. The home finally sold for $2.6 million on January 25.

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NeNe, 54, and Gregg originally purchased their marital home while it was under construction in 2015 for $2 million.

In addition to the $13,000+ monthly mortgage, the buyer will pay $2,750 annual homeowner's association fee and $29,884 annual property taxes.

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In November, NeNe dropped $1.8 million on a new tri-level townhouse in Buckhead. The never lived-in, 4-bedroom, 5-bath condo opens to a large courtyard where NeNe can entertain her guests as they enjoy the lush English garden nestled just outside the gate. The private entrance leads to a grand entryway.

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NeNe Leakes has found a buyer for her Duluth, Ga. mansion, according to the NY Post. The 10,000 sq. ft. mansion is under contract for $3.4 million.

NeNe listed the house for $4 million on Sept. 21, three weeks after her husband, Gregg Leakes, died of colon cancer at age 66.

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The house sat on the market for 3 months and underwent 2 massive price cuts before a buyer made an offer. The five bedroom, seven bathroom Mediterranean-style home features gorgeous views of a lush golf course overlooking a sparkling swimming pool with fountains.

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NeNe, 54, and Gregg originally purchased their marital home while it was under construction in 2015 for $2 million.

In addition to the $18,000+ monthly mortgage, the buyer will pay $2,750 annual homeowner's association fee and $29,884 annual property taxes.

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A real estate agent is credited with exposing Zillow's home-flipping business model.

In the 2-minute viral video, the Nevada-based agent, Sean Gotcher lays out a hypothetical scenario involving a billion-dollar company that buys entire neighborhoods and flips the houses for a quick dollar profit.

In his hypothetical situation, Gotcher wondered what would happen if the unnamed company created its own neighborhood comps (comparable home prices) to artificially drive up the prices of the homes it was selling.

Gotcher provides an example: the company purchased 30 homes for $300,000 each. Then purchased a home for $340,000 in the same neighborhood. That extra $40,000 would artificially increase the comps in the neighborhood.

"What that just did is create a new comp," Gotcher said.

The video has since garnered over 3 million views and is credited with accelerating the collapse of Zillow's "iBuying" model.

However, both Zillow and Redfin denied overpaying for houses to drive up the comps.

"Intentionally overpaying for homes would be a terrible business model," a Redfin spokesperson said.

Zillow has since halted its iBuying program and has stopped purchasing homes in areas such as Atlanta and Dallas.

The company is looking to sell off 7,000 homes for $2.8 billion -- much lower than what Zillow originally paid for the homes.

Watch Gotcher's video below.
 

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NeNe Leakes is sifting through private messages from young men after her husband Gregg Leakes died from colon cancer on Sept. 1.

The 53-year-old entrepreneur took to Instagram on Thursday to thank the young men who slid into her DMs.

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"Thank you to everybody. "All the gentlemen that have been in my DMs, thank y'all, too."

NeNe said, while the messages from potential suitors are "inspiring," she isn't on the market for a boytoy right now.

"I'm just over here doing me right now, but anyway, hey! I love reading the messages. They are inspiring to say the least. Thank you."

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NeNe is staying busy managing her Linnethia Lounge in Gwinnett County, Ga. and selling the couple's 6-bedroom, seven-bathroom house in the Sugarloaf Country Club.

The grieving widow listed the Mediterranean-style mansion last week for $4 million.

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According to public records, NeNe purchased the custom house in 2015 for $2.1 million. She put down $750,000 in cash and took out a mortgage loan for $1.3 million.

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She completely renovated the crib and slapped a new coat of paint on the exterior for a brand new look.
 

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Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols' friends are furious at her son, Kyle Johnson, for selling the actress' home and refusing to allow them to see her.

Nichols and Johnson are pictured above at the 18th annual Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on July 31, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Nichelle's longtime friend, Angelique Fawcette, and former manager, Gilbert Bell, previously criticized Johnson for what they claim is mismanagement of his mother's conservatorship.

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Nichols, pictured on March 5, 2021, suffers from dementia, and Johnson was appointed conservator of his mother and her estate in 2019.

But the news only came to light after Bell shared upsetting video footage with an Atlanta television outlet that shows the 88-year-old actress screaming.

In the video, Nichols could be heard screaming after seeing what her former representative claimed were legal guardianship documents.

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Now, The Los Angeles Times reports that Johnson has sold his mother's former mansion in Woodland Hills, California, for nearly $2.2 million.

Fawcette and Bell are furious. They claim Johnson sold the mansion without his mother's knowledge and moved her to a small rental property in New Mexico.

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"She's been like a mother to me," Fawcette said of Nichols, pictured with the Star Trek cast in 1979.

"It's been horrendous. It's been painful to watch her go through this experience," said Fawcette.

"When the house was sold, I was very hurt for her. She has no place to go back to anymore. It hurt me because I knew that it would hurt her. She stated that she wanted to remain in her home, yet the court let her son move her out."

Bell adds:

"Her home is gone. It's been sold out from under her. She would be horrified if she knew that. She was proud of (the house). She designed it. She helped build it. She planted the trees on it. It was a dream come true for her."

Meanwhile, Johnson tells The Los Angeles Times in an email the proceeds of the sale have been added to his mother's conservatorship account, and that she is living with him at the rental property in New Mexico.

"We have moved here, and we're going to remain here," he said, explaining their rental home is "a little more modest than being in Los Angeles, but meeting our needs."

But Nichols' friends, who claim they have not been allowed to visit her since 2019, remain heartbroken.

"This is a very special woman," Bell concludes.

Fawcette adds, "I will always keep my promise to fight for Nichelle."

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Rapper Nelly has finally unloaded his decrepit Missouri mansion that sat vacant and in disrepair for two decades.

Nelly secured a buyer for his abandoned mansion, just one week after listing it for sale at the bargain basement price of $600,000.

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The "Hot In Herre" rapper listed the spacious six-bedroom, seven-bathroom Wildwood home for just $600,000 on February 11, and by February 18, he had already secured an offer.

It's unclear who the buyer is, but the property has been sitting empty for almost two decades. Nelly initially purchased the home back in 2002 for $2 million in hopes of renovating it and flipping it. But he abandoned the project years ago.

The house, which features a private basketball court, an in-ground infinity pool and a three-car garage, is now an eyesore, with no plumbing and no flooring. But it does boast spectacular unobstructed views of the countryside.

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The Tuscan-style gated mansion features multiple balconies with views of the Meramec River valley.

The 10,000-square-foot house sits on a 12 acre lot surrounded by mature trees and wildlife.

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Dwyane Wade, 35, and Gabrielle Union, 47, recently listed their Mediterranean style villa in Sherman Oaks, California for $6.2 million. The Wades purchased the 8,700-square-foot crib in 2018 for $6 million.

The house features eight bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms, incredible mountain views, a grand spiral staircase, a home movie theater, and an Olympic size swimming pool.

The Wades moved out of the house 2 months ago after dropping a cool $18 million on a 22,000 square-foot, 7-bedroom manse in star-studded Hidden Hills, California. The house originally listed off market for $23 million.

Their neighbors in the exclusive guard-gated community include Drake, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, John Stamos, Matt LeBlanc, and more.

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The Wades also own a Miami Beach mansion that they've been trying to unload for a year. The former NBA star listed the house for $23 million.

The 14,000 square foot, 6-bedroom home boasts a chef's kitchen, a full-service hair salon and a half basketball court.

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