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Why Kanye Bought the House Across the Street from Kim Kardashian

"He only bought it for the location."

Yesterday, news broke that Kanye West had casually purchased the house directly across the street from Kim Kardashian, causing the internet to fly into a state of "huh! okay!" But turns out the move makes a lot of sense, and was made with Kim and Kanye's kids in mind. A source tells People that Kanye simply bought the place to be close to his children, and plans to tear down the current home and build a new one.

"Kanye's new house is a teardown. He only bought it for the location. It's near Kim and the kids. He has a vision for the house and plans on starting construction ASAP," the source says. "It will be family-friendly. He wants to be able to have the kids over as much as possible. Living only in Malibu was making visits more tricky for Kanye."

Kanye clearly really wanted to own this house because he paid $421,000 over the asking price, handing over a reported $4.5 million for the Hidden Hills estate. "When he realized he could buy the house and be near his family he jumped at the idea," the source explained. "He wants to be close by and be there for the kids."

Kanye has made it clear in recent months that he hopes to get back together with Kim, even making several public declarations asking her to give him another chance. Meanwhile, Kim has also made it clear that she isn't interested in a reconciliation, and recently filed paperwork asking to be declared legally single.

Mehera Bonner Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.

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