Katy Perry, Russell Brand Buy in L.A.'s Sunset Strip Area









What gives us the most hope in these difficult housing times is when someone is still able to purchase a new house before they sell their first one. It feels so, well, so 2003. Count singer Katy Perry and her actor-husband Russell Brand in this club with dwindling membership.

They just bought the 8,835-square-foot house in the Sunset Strip area that belonged to former National Lampoon executive Daniel Laikin for $6.5 million, reports Realtor.com. Their Los Feliz home is on the market for $3,395,000 and apparently going nowhere fast. And last September, they bought a $2.7 million penthouse in Tribeca. I'm counting three mortgages, how about you?