A-Listed: Cardi B Bought Her Mom A House

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Welcome to A-Listed, where we take you inside the mansions, shacks, apartments and houses (remember that elementary school game, MASH?) of Hollywood's elite. Okay, fine, so there are probably not going to be too many shacks in the mix. What there will be, however, are hefty price tags, eccentric decor, insane swimming pools, and occasionally, some tabloid-worthy gossip about your favorite celebs.
Is there a time of year when celebs aren't, in the words of the inimitable Cardi B, making money moves? Even as we head into the supposedly slower-paced holiday season, stars are buying, selling, and in the case of one former Girls star, renting out properties in New York, California, and beyond. And speaking of Cardi, you won't believe what she bought her mom for Christmas. Yeah, no offense, but you may wanna rethink that re-gifted candle you were planning on presenting to yours. Or, um, at least add a cute homemade card or something?
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Read on for a sneak peek of Cardi's mom's new spot, plus more home news (and mansion porn) from the likes of Lena Dunham, Eva Longoria, and Zosia Mamet.
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Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images.
Cardi B's Homey Holiday Gift To Mom

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Cardi B gave her mom something to be super thankful for this year — a multi-floor residence with a gleaming marble kitchen and an in-home gym.
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We don't know much about the provenance of the real estate, but we do know that based on this video Cardi shared to her Instagram, it's pretty fancy. "Last year I was so thirsty to buy my mom a house but the ones I was interested for her weren't at my price range," the Bronx-raised rapper wrote in the caption. A frugal woman after our own hearts!

"I worked and worked and now I'm here!! Thank you everybody who supported me to make my childhood dreams come true! Buy my momma a house!!" she continued.

We're not crying, you're crying. And also hoping that if we decide to have kids, maybe one day they'll be as successful and generous as Cardi and buy us a sweet house.
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Photo: Walter McBride/WireImage.
Lena Dunham's $3 Million Brooklyn Digs

Thanks to Girls, Lena Dunham's name is practically synonymous with Brooklyn. And yet, she's no longer keen to live there amongst the perennially hip, preferring instead, as she recently told The Cut, "old people puttering around the health-food store," which are apparently only available in the West Village.
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The address may say Williamsburg, but there's nothing gritty — or even all that hip — about the aesthetic here. Not that that's a bad thing! This space is beautiful, with its blonde wood, clean white surfaces, and natural light. It's just not exactly where we envisioned the patron saint of millennial messiness calling home. Did we mention there's also a doorman? Because there is.
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This pink-walled bathroom, however, feels a little more like an environment where we can picture Dunham spending time. Or maybe we're just remembering all those semi-clothed-group-bathroom-hang scenes from Girls?
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Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.
Eva Longoria's $9.8 Million Hollywood Hills Home

She's no longer a desperate housewife, but Eva Longoria did lower the price of her over-the-top Hollywood mansion from $11 million to $9.8 million recently, so it's safe to say she'd like to sell it... to someone with several millions (billions?) in the bank.
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Said buyer will get a lot of bang for their buck, at least. There's not one but two homes on Longoria's three-acre property — a four-bedroom, four-bathroom country-style main house and a three-bedroom, three-bathroom French villa on the other side.
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Fun fact: Tom Cruise once owned this home and its incredible view before selling it to Longoria in 2015.
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Photo: RB/Redferns.
Aretha Franklin's Former Michigan Home

A Michigan mansion that once belonged to the late, great Aretha Franklin is on sale for $800,000 — and while that's certainly not a small sum of money, it's more affordable than most homes once occupied by celebs. Just saying.
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Nestled inside a gated community in Bloomfield Hills, this 4,100-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion also has a pool, sauna, three-car garage, and not one but two ponds. It's one of the four homes owned by Franklin when she died earlier this year.
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And this black-and-white tile bathroom, which is truly fit for a queen.
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Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images.
Zosia Mamet's $5,000-a-Month Upper West Side Pad

Speaking of Girls cast members who no longer live in Brooklyn, Zosia Mamet is renting out her two-bedroom Upper West Side apartment for $5,000 a month. That's right, Zosia Mamet lives in a comfortable two bedroom on the Upper West Side. What of it?
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From this view, Zosia's place honestly doesn't look that different from where a typical NYC-based 20-something might live, no?
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Aaaand from this view it doesn't.
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