One of the best ways to monitor the state of local economies is to follow residential home sales. Given that keeping an eye on local markets is the business of The Business Journals, we take particular note when it's a veritable Who's Who of industry making plays in the residential real estate market.

Across the most-recent month, we spotted homes being bought, marketed and sold by people like country music legend George Strait, billionaire T. Boone Pickens, Fox News political commentator Tucker Carlson and football hall of famer Deion Sanders. Check out the rundown below for these and other individuals who appeared in local real estate reports — as well as the attached gallery for additional coverage.

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