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The start of October brings cooler temperatures, falling leaves and Halloween plans and for some celebrities, it also brings a few real estate price chops.

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Avril Lavigne’s house (below)
Current price: $8,999,999
Previous price: $9,500,000
Price cut: $500,001

Even mansions in the prestigious Bel-Air Crest neighborhood have a hard time selling. Singer Avril Lavigne first listed her home, pictured below, on the Bel-Air real estate market in mid-May for almost $10 million. Lavigne and her former hubby, Sum 41 singer Deryck Jason Whibley, picked up the gated and private estate in 2007 for $9.5 million. The 12,184-square-foot home has 8 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms. High-end features include Venetian plaster, gourmet kitchen, private gym, wine cellar and tasting room.

 

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Kirstie Alley’s home
Current price: $1,990,000
Previous price: $2,350,000
Price cut: $360,000

Kirstie Alley’s Maine home, pictured below, may not appeal to everyone. Outfitted in floral chintz prints, pinks, mint green and baby blue, her home may appeal as a place for English tea time, rather than a Maine getaway. Outside of its super feminine decor, the Isleboro home for sale has extensive oceanfront views, an updated kitchen and master suite.

 

 

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Dennis Quaid’s home
Current price: $10,000,000
Previous price: $13,900,000
Price cut: $3,900,000

“Major price cut,” exclaims the listing. This isn’t the first time Dennis Quaid’s equestrian estate, listed on the Brentwood real estate market, has had a price reduction. Quaid’s home, pictured below, was first listed at $16.9 million in March 2011 before facing a price chop in May. This price cut is the most significant at a -28.1 percent change in price. Although the home is within Los Angeles city limits, it sits on two lush acres with mature trees, lawns and private horse and hiking trails.

 

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Wayne Brady’s home
Current price: $1,999,999
Previous price: $2,199,000
Price cut: $199,001

Even a one-of-a-kind treehouse couldn’t save comedian and game-show host Wayne Brady’s house from the price chopping block. Although the original asking price was lower than the $2.5 million Brady paid in 2005 for the home, mirroring the 5 percent drop year-over-year in median Sherman Oaks home values, the price apparently wasn’t low enough. Besides the unusual treehouse, Brady’s home includes floor-to-ceiling windows, custom lighting and a home movie theater.

 

 

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LaDainian Tomlinson’s house
Current price: $4,900,000
Previous price: $5,210,000
Price cut: $310,000

This resort-like pad was L.T’s hangout during his years as a running back for the San Diego Chargers. Although he was traded to the New York Jets in 2010, his home didn’t hit the Poway real estate market until nearly a year later. The property consists of two parcels a little over 13 acres, and at 9,565 square feet, L.T’s home takes up quite a bit of the estate. The home, pictured below, includes a enormous pool and spa, home theater, outside cabana and full-size basketball and tennis court.

 

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Janet Leigh’s former home (below)
Current price: $3,750,000
Previous price: $3,950,000
Price cut: $200,000

“Psycho” star Janet Leigh’s former home hit the Beverly Hills real estate market in April 2011, and despite the contemporary amenities and premier location, it underwent a significant price cut. Perching over L.A., Leigh’s former digs, pictured below, have 4,432 square feet of living space and 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. And despite Leigh’s aversion to showers (an understandable fear considering the infamous shower slasher scene in “Psycho”), the home does have one.

 

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