05/29/2013 06:54 pm ET Updated May 30, 2013

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

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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.

LA Celebs Who Bought And Sold In May 2013