Real Estate

'Real Housewives' Face Real Estate Troubles

Foreclosures, evictions, defaults and more have plagued many of the Bravo stars.
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At least a dozen stars of the various Real Housewives reality shows have faced real estate woes in the past three years, as reported by the Zillow real estate website.

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Their property troubles include bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sales, eviction, threats of eviction and default. Some — reflecting trends in the broader real estate market — have simply had to sell their houses at significant price reductions.

The real estate problems have hit Bravo cast members in Orange County, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. 

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Orange County's Tamra Barney avoided foreclosure on her Ladera Ranch house with a short sale in 2009. The house sold at a 30 percent reduction of her $1.6 million asking price.

Atlanta's Lisa Wu Hartwell lost her Duluth, Georgia, home to the bank in 2009. 

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And New Jersey's Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe, "were nearly  $11 million in debt when their Towaco, NJ home underwent foreclosure. The couple filed for bankrupty and fortunately, are facing their money problems in credit counseling, some of the other Housewives could benefit from," writes Zillow's Erika Riggs.

To see the entire list, go to Zillow.com.

 

 

 

 

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