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LA Celebrity Real Estate: Stars Who Were Busy Buying & Selling Homes In May (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06:  Katy Perry attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metr
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Katy Perry attends the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

There are lots of ways to measure the health of the housing market: the number of sales, number of listings, days on the market and of course, sale prices. But we have what we think is a surefire thermometer -- and a far more fun way -- to conclude that Los Angeles' home prices are again bolting upward: the number of celebrities who bought, sold or listed in May.

Here is a recap of some of our favorite celebrity properties from May and why we liked them. Click through the slideshow below to see which media mogul bought a vineyard, which new couple is enjoying a horizontal shower room and which actresses are busy building compounds in Los Angeles.

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LA Celebs Who Bought And Sold In May 2013
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