NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Don't let improved housing numbers fool you: Even celebrities are having a tough time moving property in this market.
Existing home sales are up, existing housing prices are moving north and mortgage interest rates continue their dive below 4%. That's great for the average schmoe with a condo who just finished riding out the housing bust, but for folks hanging on to sprawling estates with more bathrooms than the average home has rooms, those 2000s displays of big-rimmed, bejeweled opulence just aren't coming back.
While mansion moving isn't nearly as difficult a task as it was at the peak of the housing market collapse, there are still some celebrities who can't unload their seven- to eight-figure homes. We thumbed through the listings and, with help from Zillow (Z - Get Report) and Trulia, found five celebrity homes that haven't budged despite price drops and multiple market postings:
50 Cent's Connecticut mansion
Asking price: $10 million
Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson wasn't tight with a dollar, and the sprawling Farmington, Conn., estate he left behind is a testament to that spending.
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