I Solemnly Swear that Harry Potter’s Childhood House Is For Sale!


    Are you one of those people that watched every Harry Potter movie and read every book? Then today is your lucky day and this should definitely interest you. Are you also looking to purchase a house and you have $620,000 to spend? Harry Potter fans may have found the ultimate piece of movie memorabilia. The house where harry potter lived in the movie in a cupboard under the stairs is now on the housing market.

    For those who aren’t familiar with the history of the movie, here are the logistics. In the Harry Potter movies, the house is recognized as “4 Privet Drive” and belongs to Vernon and Petunia Dursley, Harry’s evil aunt and uncle. Harry Potter spends his first 11 years with the Dursleys, having been left on their doorstep as a baby.

    In reality, the address is 12 Picket Post Close in the quiet suburban town of Bracknell in Berkshire, approximately 25 miles west of London.

    However, logistical problems meant the actual house only ever featured in one of the films – but the whole street was recreated in a studio for the later films, including the ending installments of the series Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows.

    Berkshire is identified as a trendy county, home to Windsor Castle, Ascot Racecourse, and many famous people including the parents of the Duchess of Cambridge, and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, reside there.

    The three-bedroom house with a back yard and garage is on sale for $620,000, as mentioned before. In the area, that’s a price comparable to similar properties. As with British real estate in general, the house has increased in value in recent years, just like many homes have in Canada, specifically Toronto. It was last sold for $325,000 in 2003 at the height of global Harry Potter mania.

    At $625,000 that’s not exactly cheap, but look on the bright side.  You would own a small piece of Hollywood history and you’ll also get a completely refurbished home. Plus it would be a great story to tell people. The owners have done the whole thing up and are now eager to sell. Chancellors in Bracknell are marketing the house.

    Since we’re talking about famous houses, thought it would be noteworthy to share the top 10 celebrity houses on Hooked Houses. Can you take a guess who’s on the list? Kim Kardasian, Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, Paula Deen, Celine Dion, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Patrick Dempsey.

    Kim and Kanye spent $20 million on a new estate in the hills of Calabasas. Queen of Southern Cuisine. Paula Deen is selling her French Caribbean-style house in Georgia. It’s a private waterfront resort with over 5 acres that includes two charming guest cottages, a dock house, and a barn. Celine Dion is selling her waterfront home for $72 million. Jennifer Aniston has reportedly plunked down $21 million on an 8,500 square-foot house in Bel-Air, California. It was designed in 1965 by architect; A. Quincy Jones. Reese Witherspoon is selling the Spanish-style estate she shares with husband Jim Toth and kids Ava, Deacon, and Tennessee in Brentwood. And Patrick Dempsey is selling his Frank Gehry-designed Tin House. The rest are remodeling their homes. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you bought a celebrities home? Now that would be a storyteller! Of course it wouldn’t be cheap so you would probably have to be a millionaire, so you might have better luck with Harry Potter’s home.

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    I am a lecturer at the University of Economics in Bratislava, department of Banking and International Finance. I have a Ph.D. academic degree, my dissertation was focused on major markets. Commodities and stock markets are also the main focus of my research and publication activities. I have approximately 10 years of investing experiences. My investments mostly focus on small- to mid-cap companies of energy sector, financial and technology.