Check out the homes of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast

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This blog entry was originally posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk. Updated November 26, 2018, April 6, 2020, January 24, 2021 and May 23, 2022

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmates are competitive for prominence, for drama, for airtime.

They are also competitive when it comes to buying homes. Three of them purchased houses in metro Atlanta within weeks of each other in the summer and fall of 2016: Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks, ranging in price from $940,000 to $1.9 million.

Drew Sidora, who joined “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” who arrived season 13, purchased a home in Duluth in 2020 while season 14 newcomer Sanya Richards-Ross bought a pad in Kennesaw in 2021. Marlo Hampton, promoted to full-time status in 2022, has begun building a home from scratch on a lot in Decatur.

Here are summaries of each house, including current and former “Housewives”:

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Porsha Williams

Porsha left the “Housewives” franchise in 2021 after nine seasons.

According to public real estate records, she purchased her Duluth home on September 20, 2016 for $1,150,000. It’s in the lavish, gated Sugarloaf Country Club community, near the home of NeNe Leakes.

The show said she purchased it for $1.4 million, but I suspect the producers purposely showed a different amount to throw people off while searching around online.

Her abode has five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths at almost 6,000 square feet. It has a huge chef’s kitchen, a large master bedroom and bath and a three-car garage. She lives in a neighborhood packed with homes worth more than $1 million.

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She sold a comparable sized home in Dacula in 2015 for $485,000.

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Phaedra Parks

Real estate records indicate she bought her two-acre Buckhead home not far from Sheree Whitfield and Kenya Moore on October 14, 2016 for $1.9 million. It has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and more than 9,000 square feet. There's a pool, a four-car garage, its own fitness center and a guest house. She bought the home in the middle of her divorce with jailed husband Apollo Nida. Although the show had a scene on Sunday revealing her divorce was finalized, Apollo is not quite on board with what happened.

UPDATE: She was dropped from the show season 10. She ultimately sold her previous home.

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Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia, who was with the show from seasons 3 through 13, closed on her house September 8, 2016 for $940,000. It has been featured prominently on the show and is overlooking a small lake in Sandy Springs with a lovely deck. She purchased it after her separation from Peter Thomas and selling her Glenwood Park home over the summer.

The home has six bedrooms and five bathrooms and was remodeled in 2015. It's on one and a half acres with a huge deck and beautiful views of the lake, as noted below:

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As of 2022, she spends most of her time in Los Angeles with her second husband Mike Hill.

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Iyanla VanZant recorded an "Iyanla: Fix My Life' show with Sheree Whitfield in 2013. Iyanla used Sheree's unfinished house as a metaphor regarding her own life. Sheree did not take Iyanla's advice well at the time. CREDIT: OWN

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 Iyanla VanZant recorded an "Iyanla: Fix My Life' show with Sheree Whitfield in 2013. Iyanla used Sheree's unfinished house as a metaphor regarding her own life. Sheree did not take Iyanla's advice well at the time. CREDIT: OWN

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Iyanla VanZant recorded an "Iyanla: Fix My Life' show with Sheree Whitfield in 2013. Iyanla used Sheree's unfinished house as a metaphor regarding her own life. Sheree did not take Iyanla's advice well at the time. CREDIT: OWN

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Shereé Whitfield

Whitfield bought the land in 2012 and built her Chateau Shereé from scratch. It is now with five bedrooms and five bathrooms and 8,000 square feet. Zillow now estimates the value of the house at $3.2 million.

It took her several years to build it and she’s had all sorts of battles with contractors.

She was an original “Housewife,” left after the first four seasons, came back for seasons 8 to 10 and is back again for season 14.

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Kenya Moore

She bought a fixer upper near Shereé’s home in May, 2015. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths. We’ve seen it quite a bit on TV since her boyfriend keeps breaking windows. She purchased it for $515,000 and spent some big bucks renovating the home.

UPDATE: She left the show after season 10, came back season 12.

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Kenya held a housewarming party last year at her home which aired in the first episode of season nine. CREDIT: Bravo

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Kenya looks at the damage caused by her boyfriend Matt Jordan.

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Kenya looks at the damage caused by her boyfriend Matt Jordan.

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Kandi Burruss

She is the only housewife who has chosen to live south if I-20. An inveterate bargain hunter who lives beneath her means, she chose a place in 2012 for a mere $503,000 though Zillow now estimates it at more than $1.165 million as of May, 2022.

Nonetheless, it's sizable: seven bedrooms, 9.5 baths and more than 7,000 square feet.

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The Duluth home owned by Drew Sidora, actress and cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." REALTOR PHOTO

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The Duluth home owned by Drew Sidora, actress and cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." REALTOR PHOTO

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Drew Sidora

Drew Sidora and her husband Ralph Pittman purchased a home in Duluth for $1.4 million, closing in October, 2020.

The home, in a gated community and originally built in 1998, is super close by to where Porsha lives at Sugarloaf Country Club and has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The move happened while they were shooting season 13 of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Here is the descriptive when it was on sale:

Completely new hardwood floors throughout lead to luxurious gourmet kitchen w/dream island and top appliances. Private guest bedroom on main. Master bedroom suite with all the right conveniences, and master sized bedroom closet. Master bedroom balcony looks out to private salt water pool. Full finished basement w/full living quarters, wine cellar, reading room.

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The kitchen of Drew Sidora's home. She is now on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." REALTOR PHOTO

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NeNe Leakes' brand new home at Sugarloaf Country Club.

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NeNe Leakes' brand new home at Sugarloaf Country Club.

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NeNe Leakes

Not surprisingly, Leakes bought the priciest house of them all in early 2015 for nearly $2.1 million in Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth.

At almost 10,000 square feet, her newly built home has six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths. She and Porsha have access to a 27-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course, three private lakes and 14 tennis courts, plus an Olympic competition swimming pool.

She sold the home in early 2022 for $2.65 million, a few months after her husband Gregg Leakes died of cancer.

She also purchased a Buckhead condo, a part of the five-star Waldorf Astoria Hotel, for $1.85 million in November 2021. After less than a year there, she has put it up for sale.

UPDATE: She returned to the show full time season 10 but left again after season 12.

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Shamari Devoe

She arrived during the third episode of season 11 in November, 2018.

She lives with her husband Ronnie Devoe in a pretty five-bedroom, five bath home in Mableton. She purchased the 21-year-old home in February of 2018 for $535,000, according to public records.

She left the show after one season.

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Eva Marcille

She joined the show full time season 11 in 2019. She purchased a brand new five bedroom home in late 2019 in Alpharetta for under $800,000. Her husband Michael Sterling does not have his name attached to the deed. She was on the show seasons 11 and 12.

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This is the home Sanya Richard-Ross purchased in 2021 in Kennesaw, GA

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This is the home Sanya Richard-Ross purchased in 2021 in Kennesaw, GA

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Sanja Richards Ross

The four-time Olympic track star moved from Austin, Texas and became a new cast member season 14. She now lives in Kennesaw with her son, husband and other family members. She purchased the home for $880,000 in September, 2021. It’s six bedrooms, six bathes and encompasses 7,800 square feet.

It includes a custom built home theatre, gym, rec room, game room, large bedroom w/gorgeous full bath and covered outdoor patio great for entertaining.

Marlo Hampton

She has lived in a townhome in Sandy Springs since 2009 but is building a lavish new home in Decatur. The lot was featured in the May 22, 2022 episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Marlo was a part-time member of the show for a decade but joined as a full-time cast member season 14.