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Celebrity Real Estate: Former Home of Wheel of Fortune Host Pat Sajak For Sale In Glendale

[Update November 22, 2011]: This home sold on November 21, 2011 for $705,000 which was $6,000 more than asking price wiht the transaction completed slightly over one month.

[Original Post]:
The fine folks at L.A. Times Hot Property informed the public back on October 11, 2011 of Pat Sajak's former home being listed on the market for $699,000. The craftsman style house contains 4 Beds/2.5 Baths situated on 2,388 sqft on a plot of land slighlty bigger than a quarter acre. The property records indicate that the home has 3 Beds/1 Baths on 2,184 sqft on a lot size of 6,879 which was built in 1911. This is an extremely old home and probably needs updating which I will talk about shortly.

According to the listing, this home was owned by Pat Sajak and his first wife, the infamous host of the Wheel of Fortune TV game show which is the longest-running syndicated game show in U.S. television history, that info might come in handy at the next cocktail mixer or at the water cooler. While reviewing the property records, I discovered that Pat's last name is really Sajdak which is how it appears on the property records. However, the only name listed is Pat's first wife, Sherrill Sajdak and I wasnt able to determine the original purchase price and date. This is purely speculation but it appears that this was Pat's first home that he probably purchased with his first wife back in the early 80's. The annual property taxes on this place is ridiculously low at $1,670.71 for 2010 wich suggests this home was purchased probably in the sub $170k range which had to be in the 80's compared to today's asking price of $699k. As I mentioned earlier, Pat's name is not on the property records as the current owner so I am guessing he gave up this property as part of the divorce with his first wife. 

Sherrill sold the property as part of a multi-property sale according to Redfin for $425,000 on Nov 09, 2010 to a flipper which she may or may not have been living in since it appears that the home became outdated and in need of repair. So the flipper upgraded the home in its entirety and added another bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, and some square footage to the property which has not been updated yet in the property records. Another reason to support the fact that this might be one of Sajak's first home is that the property is fairly modest (by celebrity standards) and borders Herbert Hoover High School (although the street is blocked for entrance by a fence) which would seem unfit for a celebrity especially an unknown, up and coming celebrity like Sajak in the 80's 

At the time of writing this post, the property was in a pending status so somebody thought this was a good deal. I am not sure where the former Mrs. Sajak is moving to or currently resides. Mr. Sajak continues to live in his long time residence in Encino which he purchased for $1,895,000 back in June 1988 which is a rather large property at almost 4 acres. 

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