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6/16: Sheree Whitfield’s home sold in foreclosure for $1.1 million

Sheree Whitfield’s Sandy Springs mansion, seen on the first season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” sold last month for $1.1 million in foreclosure, according to real estate agent Costa Panos.

That’s a major discount from the original purchase price of nearly $2.4 million in 2000 by Sheree’s ex-husband and former NFL offensive tackle Bob Whitfield. [The property was in his name only.] The home, at 5525 Long Island Dr., was put on sale in 2007 for $2.8 million, but with the economy tanking, nobody bit. And even at $1.1 million, neither Whitfield gets a penny because the home was taken over by Aurora Loan Services Feb. 3 in foreclosure.

The Re/Max real estate agency Aurora hired to sell the home placed it on sale last month for $959,000. It had multiple offers immediately and sold above that asking price, Panos said. “It did quite well,” he said. The buyer was Young & Meathe Properties.

Sheree Whitfield, in a phone interview Monday, wasn’t specific what type of home she’s living in now but says she has downsized. She’s just glad she has been able to keep her three kids in the same school system. It’ll be interesting to see how Bravo portrays her living situation when season two airs. Bravo taped the season in April and May.

Panos said once the foreclosure process began, he offered “cash for keys,” meaning a financial incentive of $1,500, for Sheree to leave as long as she and her family didn’t mess the place up.

That modest incentive didn’t work, he said. On March 7, “someone stripped the house,” Panos said. “Furniture was stolen. Light fixtures. Appliances.” His colleague Ken Estep provided photos the ReMax agents took the day after along with “before” pictures.

Here’s the kitchen before:

And the kitchen after:

This is the dining room before.

And after:

Sheree Whitfield said the value of what was stolen was around $200,000.

Whitfield filed a police incident report that day with Sandy Springs, saying Sheila Rashad stole unspecified property. Rashad, she said, was an acquaintance but not a friend. Rashad said she’s known Sheree for many years.

Sheree said Rashad, who identifies herself as a business consultant, promised her she could help her find a way to keep her at the residence for several more months. But that didn’t work out. Sheree said on March 7 that she saw Rashad piling her stuff into a Penske moving truck, then Rashad blocked Sheree from entering the property. Then Rashad left.

A little while later, Sheree said, while she was waiting for the cops, she saw Rashad come back for more stuff and took some snapshots of her (see photo):

Rashad, in an email to me last Thursday, denied she stole anything, and said Whitfield took the items herself. “I am not this monster she is proclaiming that I am,” she wrote. Rashad even provided me the name of the mover, who confirmed he moved Whitfield’s belongings and was paid in full but otherwise declined to comment. (It’s unclear what items were being moved.)

Rashad wrote that she was “simply assisting her with vacating the property with some dignity and avoiding further embarrassment by having her things thrown out on the curb.”

“She threw me under when she left the house in such deplorable condition, considering she had me sign my name and made me responsible for the mess she left,” Rashad wrote in another email. “Her stripping the house was not part of the deal, it was clear that she was to leave the light fixtures and appliances. They would have understood her taking some of the fixures but not every last one of them.”

The Sandy Springs police confirm Rashad’s statement that she has not been charged or arrested.

Sheree, in a brief email Thursday, wrote the following:

  • There is a police report and Sheila Rashad and her husband Michael will be prosecuted. There were several witnesses who should also be listed on the report.

The home was built in 1999 on spec by respected builder Stan Benecki and Benecki Homes. It has 5,900 square feet, five bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths. There’s a massive “great” room with faux painting for entertaining and a pool in the back. “The kids loved the pool,” Sheree said. When Benecki heard the price Young & Meathe got for the home, he said, “they got a great buy. It’s a nice property [1.81 acres]. It’s very private. It’s grand. Keith Summerour was the architect.”

Sheree agreed when she heard the price: “That’s a great deal.”

She also said Bob had not paid child support in almost two years.

Bob Whitfield has not responded to requests for comment.

Whitfield also owes her former divorce attorneys at Levine & Smith more than $89,000, according to a suit filed a few months ago. Steve Montalto, who represents Levine & Smith, said earlier this week that he had not heard a response from Whitfield in the requisite 45 days and will request a default judgment against her.

80 comments Add your comment

steve

June 16th, 2009
3:39 pm

RoHo Fan

June 16th, 2009
3:56 pm

OMG, the show soon to be the BROKE Housewives of Atlanta. Jokes aside, I feel for Sheree and wish her the best in transitioning from her divorce, etc.

observor

June 16th, 2009
4:06 pm

Some that Knows her Style

June 16th, 2009
4:14 pm

Sheree is using the same woe is me, I’m so stupid, I’m so no educated role she used to trap and marry Bob. She was on welfare when she met him using the system just as she used hime. Unfortunately 2 young children are involved. You can go to her new home and find those same light fixtures and I saw a few of the appliances as well. She took most if not all of those things that she is accusing Ms. Rashad of taking. That’s how she always plays the victim. She lives in the same neighborhood, however, she’s renting now. She should try to take the money she has left and buy her a place she can really afford because once the money is gone it never returns.

Kar

June 16th, 2009
4:14 pm

Wasn’t she the one who bragged about shopping without a budget and not noticing a recession?

Karma’s a female dog and all that.

Kal-el

June 16th, 2009
5:36 pm

Why should we care about the Real Hags of Atlanta. Sheree should start over like some people have to do.

SP

June 16th, 2009
5:41 pm

Maybe instead of buying couture gowns and $400 shoes, she could’ve been a responsible adult and paid some bills. What a total disgrace as a representative of Atlanta women! Real Atlanta women don’t need a man to pay their bills. Shame on Sheree!

Locutus

June 16th, 2009
6:30 pm

This Country is doomed. You will all be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

Laura

June 16th, 2009
6:42 pm

What to do with the show now that so many of these characters are self destructing right before our very eyes? Serves Bravo right for using these kind of women to represent Atlanta. Bravo, start over and get it right this time!

Tom Davis

June 16th, 2009
6:57 pm

A female dog? You are killing me.

Sean

June 16th, 2009
6:58 pm

It is what it is, you shouldn’t believe what you see on TV or hear on the radio. Majority of those folks don’t have the money they claim to have. Real Millionaires don’t have to brag about money, to tell you the truth I’m tired of money. People should just be happy to be comfortable & it is true: More money means more problems.

georgiapeach

June 16th, 2009
6:58 pm

Nothing but trash….

Sean

June 16th, 2009
7:01 pm

Red Foreman, if I didn’t know any better one would deem your comment as racist. Ummmm!!!

JB

June 16th, 2009
7:05 pm

These fake Atlanta housewives are an embarassment to our city. They are just a bunch of ghetto queens who are trying to be something they aren’t. Please every one contact Bravo and tell them to get some real Atlanta housewives instead of a bunch of ghetto gold diggers.

Nerd Boi

June 16th, 2009
7:07 pm

I thought she is suppose to be part of the wealthy elite of Atlanta? Has the standard in ATL dropped?

OIFVet

June 16th, 2009
7:29 pm

This is the reason this country is in the position it is.Blame it on who you want ,but look around at the people you see on a daily bases.It is all about the perception and not responsibility. These people are a plague on hard working society. This country would be better off without these parasites.

Archie Bunker

June 16th, 2009
7:30 pm

If she has one piece of the stolen fixtures, etc she should go to jail. It was stolen from the bank. She didn’t own it. Plain and simple.

Is anyone going to be surprised when she can’t pay her rent? She is NOT entitled to live somewhere she can’t afford. Her children should get a reasonable amount of child support but she is due nothing. Nada. Sounds like she ripped off a bank for $1M plus. She needs to get a real job.

Victoria

June 16th, 2009
7:31 pm

I really wish that they would have picked different ‘housewives’ to represent our great city. Sheree is broke. Kim scammed a charity and slept with a married man. And what about the others? I don’t even know their names…

Class of '98

June 16th, 2009
7:34 pm

It just goes to show… in some circles, it’s not how much money you HAVE that counts, it’s how much money you SPEND that counts.

I’m waiting for MTV to do a “Cribs” where-are-they-now on all those broke, washed-up rappers that blew all their money on jewelry and cars.

A Realist

June 16th, 2009
7:36 pm

Elitist she was NOT. This should be a wake up call to those lame enough to believe all the hype about Sheree and others like her in the ATL that are living large well above their means without the actual resources.

Valerie

June 16th, 2009
7:42 pm

I, as a hard working middle class female who is very proud of the city I was born and raised in, am so embarrased by the choice of women Bravo picked to represent this city. I don’t think I can sit by and watch another season of a train wreck that this show has portrayed of Atlanta.

Beck

June 16th, 2009
7:43 pm

Let’s keep it real; anyone who really has money and class is not going to want to be involved in those shows. This is the difference between nouveau riche/new money/’hood rich/ghetto fabulous (call it what you will) and old money. It’s not just Atlanta; none of the women on ANY of the shows have any demonstrable home training or class.

All they have is money, which in the end is not worth much.

Renee

June 16th, 2009
8:00 pm

Ditto what Beck said !!!

Martin Lawrence

June 16th, 2009
8:12 pm

Boo Hoo , I feels so bad fuh Sha-Ray-Ray.

ThatLAdy

June 16th, 2009
8:14 pm

All that glossing and flossing–not caring what the price tag says; buying 1 dress and 1 purse for $6300.00….I am not saying that one should not enjoy the fruits of their labor but you gotta LABOR first. As far as the “good life” depicted in these mags and on the TV; believe none of what you hear and only half of what u see

Paddy

June 16th, 2009
8:25 pm

Beck is keeping it real. The people that have REAL money never say a word about it. They try their hardest to stay under the radar. Sheree did not have “the ticket to ride” she just had a “meal ticket”.

Vuduchld

June 16th, 2009
8:27 pm

Frankly, I find these sad hags very funny. They mirror the city of Atlanta, a place where pseudo glitz and flash blind peoples senses. I mean let’s face it, these women psychotic drama queens, constantly on the lookout for that entertainer, rapper, crooner or athlete with $$$ for their meal ticket. How long did anyone think this silliness would last? There was never any substance in the series because like Atlanta, everything was built on lies, a plastic world where people beg, borrow and steal to the dream come true.

Sheree

June 16th, 2009
8:30 pm

The whole show will implode..BRAVO played themselves! Nene has no money, Sheree has no money, Kim has no money, soon Lisa will sell her house..her husband does not play football, and Deshawn Snow is gone-her husband does not play b-ball no more! She will have to sell her house to eventually. These budgets that they were pimping did not belong to them anyways. Get real jobs girls, get real lives, get to be real Atlanta housewives! Earn it!

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
8:34 pm

Red Foreman, I just bet you are not happy that Obama is the president of the United States ! Aren’t you ?!!

Trenton

June 16th, 2009
8:39 pm

You can take a woman out the projects, but you can not take the project out of the woman. This is the same woman that said she was going to take Bob for all he has.. Be care what you do it might come to reality.. Like jail you thief.. Why did the alarm not go off?????????? Because some thiefs does not think before they steal…

Pinkchocolate

June 16th, 2009
8:44 pm

Sharee sucks monkey lips after eating yougert anyway.

t

June 16th, 2009
8:44 pm

HA!! This is what happens when you live above your means and try to put other people down. This chick was the worst of the so called housewives. Was the camera crew there when she got served with the foreclosure notice. First NeNe got busted on the news for her husband fake business of scamming people with real estate and they also got evicted, now this.

Chris

June 16th, 2009
8:55 pm

Sheree is no saint, but this really is a sad situation. I feel for the children involved.

Victoria

June 16th, 2009
9:01 pm

Chris, I agree. I feel sorry for her kids.

When you marry for money, you earn every penny.

Red Foreman

June 16th, 2009
9:08 pm

Change….hahahahahahahah

I guess I’m dumbfounded!!!!!!

He’s Half White, Tard!

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
9:09 pm

Hey Red ! Who saw what Kenny saw ?!! Get it ?! Kennesaw Georgia !!

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
9:13 pm

Oh, He’s half white, so you are claiming him now ?!! Remember, You White People said if you have any kind of black blood in you, You are black !!! Get your Red Neck country cobb county a$$ of the damn blog !!

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
9:33 pm

Like I thought !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Animal187

June 16th, 2009
9:34 pm

Sometimes when you think you are all that….then you realize that you are not.

Also a Dawg Fan

June 16th, 2009
9:34 pm

FOR SOME REASON I THINK THAT RED DUDE IS BLACK

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
9:43 pm

That’s Dawg !!!! He thoght I was going to sit here and they him run his redneck a$$ mouth off !!!! I’m the wrong one !! The sister maybe shallow, But I am not about to let his redneck a$$ rag on the sister !!!

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
9:45 pm

Damn my spelling ! I meant to say thanks Dawg ! You really think he’s black ?! Well, if so I’m still not going to let him go off !!!

Nikki

June 16th, 2009
9:46 pm

Ditto to Dumbfound!!

smarty

June 16th, 2009
9:49 pm

I am in the Real Estate and that was a inside job. Sheree no doubt
had someone take the appliances for some type of cash. Look she has no
job, never has. I really feel sorry for the kids and the city of Atlanta really needs to look into their needs because they are going to be the ones that will really suffer in the long run.

Shame on SHEREE and SHAME on Bob Whitfield! Come on Bro’ you are finishing a degree from STANFORD! One of the best colleges in the counrty!

Learn to look after your money and BEWARE of the CREFLO’s of African American society.

CandyCane

June 16th, 2009
9:50 pm

Why don’t the do a Reality Show on the Black Secret Society in Atlanta called the Boule, that would be interesting.

Red Foreman

June 16th, 2009
9:51 pm

Dumbfound, you are nothing but a bottom-dweller, accept that, listen to Steve Harvey or Frank Ski like a good little programmed robot, and leave us HIGH achievers alone! We’ll be back in charge soon enough, don’t you worry.

Comment? Of course not, Like I thought !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill

June 16th, 2009
9:52 pm

Dumbfound

June 16th, 2009
9:53 pm

Let him run ! Sorry !

Huh?!?

June 16th, 2009
9:54 pm

I don’t get the Kenny saw joke…What does that have to do with Sheree’s broke a$$? Please enlighten me

eric watson

June 16th, 2009
9:55 pm

african american of atlanta prove just what alot of us men think gold diggers soon will be exposed for the bull crap the lifestyle they live eventually embarassing to the highest