Caroline Manzo Selling Her Mansion!

June 6, 2012 |By Continue Reading


Another New Jersey housewife ready to move! Caroline Manzo lives in a beautiful home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey but is shockingly planning on selling the mansion!

Caroline tells US weekly, “The house is too big. Albert works so hard and so long and I look around and think ‘What do I need this for?’ I don’t need it. We’re coming to that point in time where Lauren will probably leaving me soon and it’s going to be the two of us again.” Caroline adds, “it is on my radar to sell my house and downsize.”

I mean it only makes sense considering the boys are no longer living with her but if you got the money why not enjoy it? Sooner or later her children will get married and have their own kids so it be a great place to have for the grandchildren! Are you surprised Caroline is planning on selling her home?!

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Rhonda
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Rhonda
4 years 21 days ago

You don’t even want to downsize when kids grow up because they come back with husband and kids which is more than you had before. Its too crowded to have dinner or gatherings with all the family in a little place.

After they grow up you need to expand if you do anything. Then try having them live out of state and come to visit for a week and your in a small home–I don’t think so.

Downsizing says –I can’t afford this anymore.

Patti
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Patti
4 years 2 months ago

I am no fan of Caroline but ALbert could have attended the wedding off camera. I think the trip to Italy did him in. I know if I had gone to dinner with that crew I would make sure I would NEVER go on a trip with them again either.

BBC
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BBC
4 years 2 months ago

I will give Teresa’s PR team credit for pushing dumb stories and gettin them out quickly. Whoopi argues with Bill O’Reilley every time he comes on The View… but she ran from Melissa Gorga? I think if they had a smarter client they’d spin a smarter story.

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

Did you all hear about this?
http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981382077
Looks like big drama on the view! I do like Whoopi

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

Did you see that Teresaa will be on the QVC the 10 th of June-will you all be watching? I will

hoolie
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hoolie
4 years 2 months ago

I have a feeling that not only is there a possibility of money problems, but that maybe, just maybe, her marriage is on the rocks too.
Sorry, but her husband spends too much time up at that hall. He’s been doing this business for how many DECADES? and he hasn’t trained any staff adequately to cover him so he can spend more time with family/attend family events? Sorry, but that’s management 101 – unless your trying to escape spending time with say perhaps- your spouse? just a thought

Mego the lying stripper
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Mego the lying stripper
4 years 2 months ago

That Albert had to work story was bullshit.

bbc
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bbc
4 years 2 months ago

These women are all shrewd enough to know that if they ever plan to sell their homes, they have to sell in this downmarket while they still have a public face to drive interest in their homes. The only person who isn’t selling is the person who SHOULD – Teresa. She’s fighting to hang on to that monster house of hers, when financially she’s probably better off letting it go.

kydnaas
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kydnaas
4 years 2 months ago

Most couples do decide to downsize once their children move out. While a big house is fantastic, you can also feel lonely if there are only 3 (Caroline, Albert, Lauren) people living in it.

Janie G
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Janie G
4 years 2 months ago

Think Vito might move in after the wedding so Lauren doesn’t have to leave Mommy? And with all those huge Koala bear kids the brothers are expecting them to have, that house would be perfect for all of them!

pennsylvania boy
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pennsylvania boy
4 years 2 months ago

christopher looks weird..His nose looks broken and he has crazy eyes.

pennsylvania boy
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pennsylvania boy
4 years 2 months ago

christopher will never have a stable relationship with nobody..look at him..I wonder if anybody can give him teresa’s teeth product and can somebody tell christopher that his nose is a little cricket..maybe carolines doctor can help!

Janie G
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Janie G
4 years 2 months ago

If they are having financial difficulties, then you can be sure it has to be Teresa’s fault somehow.

jerseygirl
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jerseygirl
4 years 2 months ago

Oh, it’s completely Teresa’s fault, because she is more likeable with the ‘it’ quality the other women don’t have. Teresa’s a terrible terrible person because people love what she’s selling. TERRIBLE. 😉

Belle557
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Belle557
4 years 2 months ago

LOL so true!! I’m sure this will all be Teresa’s fault.

I do have to say, I was impressed that in her blog Caroline didn’t fault Joe for his joke and took up for him. Nice to see her finally doing what is right.

Mego the lying stripper
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Mego the lying stripper
4 years 2 months ago

She knew she’d get crucified. She knows everybody hates her after what she did with Gia.

JoJoLaMa
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JoJoLaMa
4 years 2 months ago

Damn straight. That Tree is powerful!!! She did steal all their business opportunities, you know.

BelleD
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BelleD
4 years 2 months ago

And queue the Bankruptcy announcement. I guarantee you that Lauren is going to make poor Vito propose to her so Caroline can have a storyline next season and not get fired. Yuck!

Buck Henry
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Buck Henry
4 years 2 months ago
I made comment about this also that the Manzo’s my be filing for bankruptcy. There was a blind item over a month ago about one of the RHONJ was going to file for bankruptcy. I see that Danielle Staub filed, but I know this isn’t who they where talking about. I thought it may be Melissa and Joe Gorga, with them putting their house up for sale along with his beach property. But after looking at reviews on the Brownstone over the years It could be the Manzos. Remember when Teresa made that dig at Caroline at the reunion about… Read more »
daisymay
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daisymay
4 years 2 months ago
I know nothing of the inside $$ dope of the Brownstone, but I’ve been going there for years for charity events, fund raisers, meetings, etc and it is always packed – with HUNDREDS of people inb many of their different “rooms” – the service is good, the food and drinks are relatively inexpensive for a NJ catering facility and actually quite good as is the service – efficient – am no fan of the Manzos, but they have quite an operation going that fills a big big niche in this part of the woods – it’s popular and fills the… Read more »
stoney
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stoney
4 years 2 months ago

I think Caroline and Big Al have split up and that’s why she’s looking so haggard, that’s why the downsize.

bhurst girl
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bhurst girl
4 years 2 months ago

You know stoney I thought about that…. Odd that he didn’t go to his brother in law’s wedding… and who knows what else that happened after they stopped filming.

lucy
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lucy
4 years 2 months ago

One thing for sure…if Large Marge & Al split up…we know who’s fault it is…(snark snark)

jen
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jen
4 years 2 months ago
TERESA!!!!!!! She did it!! She has so much power. She is the reason no publishing co.’s wanting LARGE MARGE to write a cook book,she put a stop on all purchases for that BLK shit water,she made Ashlee an out of control spoiled brat, she drove JAC-ASS to drink herself stupid,Lauren is over weight because she ate too many fried meatballs,Melissa($5 me love you long time)Gorga can’t get gold diggers to sign her,her brother’s house is going into forclosure because he lent her $10 once upon a time,…..AND NOW BIG AL is leaving cause T said so!!!and when she is done… Read more »
lucy
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lucy
4 years 2 months ago

GOOOOOOOOO Super T!!!!!!!!

jen
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jen
4 years 2 months ago

Now that would be a great story line for her. maybe T could put her 2 cents in w/ her problems and stir up some shit

hannavas02
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hannavas02
4 years 2 months ago

Lol, I think Caroline’s head would explode if Teresa ever tried to give her marital advice.

JoJoLaMa
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JoJoLaMa
4 years 2 months ago

The lead is buried here: Caroline all but admitted that Lauren is getting married soon – SEASON 5 STORYLINE, I’m telling you.

jen
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jen
4 years 2 months ago

I hope they aren’t even on season 5. who cares if her daughter is getting married. BORING!!! Every week will LARGE MARGE with the crocodile tears whinnin poor me, my kids all left. lauren will be complaing how she can’t fit into a dress. Albie and Chris will be making fat jokes and telling her Omar the tent maker is her designer. Then what we have all been waiting for (NOT), Lauren gets married at the Brown Stone. SHOCKER!!!!

michers
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michers
4 years 2 months ago

Look if they go, they better take Greggy with them ( and they all better be going)! Im so “hating” on him after his crybaby moment… Ugh. What is with this bunch and the hypocrisy and contradictions? Its record breaking!

Maru the Cat fka Sharon Lea
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Maru the Cat fka Sharon Lea
4 years 2 months ago

Jen – LOL. It does seem like that is where they have been leading us viewers.

If there is a televised Manzo wedding, won’t this just dredge up memories of the last televised Dina/Tommy wedding at the Brownstone? Won’t people barrage Caroline with questions about Dina’s wedding and their current relationship?

JoJoLaMa
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JoJoLaMa
4 years 2 months ago
Possibly, but I think she’s just desperate to stay on the show and this is all she can come up with. Not saying it’s going to WORK, just that I think this is the direction she’s going in or trying to go in. What else does she have? She’s hated on Teresa for TWO seasons now. What were some of her other storylines? Lets see – Albie is learning disabled. Lauren is fat. Albert really, really loves her and they have hot sex, no really, they do! ( Remember the strawberries? GAG ) If she’s not proposing the Lauren and… Read more »
JoJoLaMa
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JoJoLaMa
4 years 2 months ago

Sorry, I wasn’t finished…

You KNOW Albie and Lauren are tapping their foot with their hands on their hips looking in Critterfur’s direction ” Dude, we’ve humiliated ourselves for Mommy Don, now it’s YOUR turn!” Who knows, maybe he has some kind of erectile dysfunction Caroline can exploit. At any rate, it really is time for him to take one for the team.

JoJoLaMa
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JoJoLaMa
4 years 2 months ago
I hope they aren’t either, but a lot of ppl are speculating that’s Carline’s pitch to justify her reason for staying for season 5. She knows there’s nothing interesting about HER, so she’s offering her kids. Yes, their private lives have already been fodder for storylines, but this would be an amped up version – “Lauren and Vito’s Big Proposal, Engagement and Wedding” and maybe even a smaller line about Albie and his new gf, and then of course Caroline’s “woe is me, my kids are all grown up” act. Remember, a few episodes ago, Albie introduced and claimed his… Read more »
reddvette
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reddvette
4 years 2 months ago

Downsize, the family does not visit her anyway. She doesn’t talk to but what 4 of the other 10? Chris does not even talk to her and on the show with her. Albert lives in the apartment at the brownstone. Downsize.

NYGirl
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NYGirl
4 years 2 months ago

LOL!! Clown, please. Who are you kidding? Those loser “boys” will be moving back in any day now. And there’s no chance of the sausage getting married.

Denise G
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Denise G
4 years 2 months ago

They can just move into the apartment above the Brownstone.

Nonna Gabi
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Nonna Gabi
4 years 2 months ago

Probably wants to get out in case the Gorgas really do move to Franklin Lakes. I guess that means Jac will probably move too

kim
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kim
4 years 2 months ago

Maybe because Albert spends time with a chick on the side!

bhurst girl
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bhurst girl
4 years 2 months ago

Oh no you didn’t!!!

jen
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jen
4 years 2 months ago

yes LARGE MARGE please do so!!! Start packing now!While you’rre at it take your drunken SIL too!! THANKS!!

patty
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patty
4 years 2 months ago

oh , i heard that they had to take out a mortgage on their house for the brownstone… not sure if true.

patty
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patty
4 years 2 months ago

sure , once she heard melissa gorga wants to live in franklin…. house for sale manzo is moving..hahahhaha

who cares, moving forward.

michers
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michers
4 years 2 months ago

What a co-inkydink!! ( I spelled that wrong, don’t judge me, lol!)

Grammy8
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Grammy8
4 years 2 months ago

Terrible time to sell; houses have lost their worth. However, I am in the same frame of mine. Tired of keeping up a large house (5500sq.ft) but husband says no, we need to wait till we can get the value back. I don’t think that will be for a long time.

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

You said it!! We only have 2600 sf and for just the 2 of us its big! But lots of room for the little ones-Cleaning 5500 sf must wear you out!

Cat
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Cat
4 years 2 months ago

Why would anybody in their right mind try and sell their home in this market (unless there were some financial ‘issues’)#makesnocents

uKnowWhat?
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uKnowWhat?
4 years 2 months ago

Hello ? Agreed ! They will loose the a$$ on this house , something doesn’t smeel right here.

EJJ
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EJJ
4 years 2 months ago

“this market” isn’t going to improve anytime soon. People can’t live their lives completely based on the market alone. If that was the case, no one would be selling nor buying.

daisymay
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daisymay
4 years 2 months ago

However, selling in Franklin Lakes I’d imagine is alot easier than selling in many other NJ towns —- great schools, ambiance, shopping, clubs, accessibility, distance to NYC, etc – not even in the same ballpark as Montville for instance…

FREE KROY
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FREE KROY
4 years 2 months ago

I think this is a great time to downsize. She has the show to market the beautiful home. And she will probably be off the show soon, so, she should do it now. People love to live in celebrity homes. Weird, but true. She will get a good offer. Good timing. They seem to be smart business people.

Mego the lying stripper
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Mego the lying stripper
4 years 2 months ago

It’s a terible time to downsize. You end up paying twice the taxes for a smaller place.

julie
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julie
4 years 2 months ago

I vote that they probably can’t afford it. I wish someone would put their issues on display lol financials like they did Tre.

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

Oh honey I think that is coming soon!!

FIERY SICILIAN
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FIERY SICILIAN
4 years 2 months ago

It could not happen soon enough or to someone who deserves it more!

Flowers
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Flowers
4 years 2 months ago

Maybe they can’t afford it any more and that is why she is so friggin cranky all the time.

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

I really smell a rat! Why sell in such a down market??

bhurst girl
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bhurst girl
4 years 2 months ago

Dumping assets before lawsuits and judgements are filed? Just thinking…

LookersMissesMelissa
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LookersMissesMelissa
4 years 2 months ago

I don’t really consider the Manzo mansion to be a “McMansion”…not really…I consider this one, Jac’s, Gorgas and Giudice’s to actually be very nice mansions which make sense and fit in with their respective neighborhood. As far as the decorating I’d say Teresa’s is slightly ridiculous and gaudy but that’s just inside the houses themselves are actually quite lovely mansions.

Honnie Badger
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Honnie Badger
4 years 2 months ago

PS: This is a sweet photo of the two of them.

Honnie Badger
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Honnie Badger
4 years 2 months ago

I don’t think I would refer to their home as a mansion; it sure is beautiful and large but it is certainly not a “mansion.”

That said, I’m sure a younger family would be very happy there. Hope that is the case.

LookersMissesMelissa
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LookersMissesMelissa
4 years 2 months ago

Not a mansion?!? It’s huge and very impressive…I thought that’s what a mansion was lol…as a broker I can say non officially it would have to be close to 8,000 SF + to be considered a “mansion” but these women have extremely impressive homes…Jac’s being the largest I believe…def mansions.

Seven
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Seven
4 years 2 months ago

I wasn’t too impressed with Celebrities at Home, it looked very “builder basic” IMO. I don’t see the point of building such a big house but using such blagh finishes. Melissa’s spec house looked a lot nicer IMO, though I’ve never seen it on HGTV.

daisymay
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daisymay
4 years 2 months ago

I agree that the gorgas is much more “mansion-like” but there isn’t a gap wider than the Montville/Franklin Lakes divide – the Gorga’s house in Montville would be worth 3 times as much in Franklin Lakes to be sure and sell a hell of alot faster as well –

Helen Wheels
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Helen Wheels
4 years 2 months ago

At the risk of sounder like a poacher, I HAVE to post this link. You stated you are a “broker” and as you will see if you click on the link, you are just what we need at this point if you’d be interested in helping us make sense of the Gorga documents.

http://whatsthatsmell.org/smf/index.php/topic,7879.0.html

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

Ok woman-I really love all the stuff you are digging up!!! Now-how about Caroline’s house?

bhurst girl
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bhurst girl
4 years 2 months ago
Hi Helen! Two things…did you read that article in the Post about the mob son? And, I took a look at the documents. Did real estate in NY for 20 years, and I know New Jersey is different but the mortgage part of it is similar. I believe that the mortgage that is there is for the Pond Way house, which is why its for 2+ million. What it looks like to me is that they also put up the Toms River House for collateral… another reason I don’t think it’s the Toms River house is because Gorga Sr. is… Read more »
bhurst girl
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bhurst girl
4 years 2 months ago

Jennifer I don’t think New Jersey is a non-recourse state. Of course not knowing specifics, I think that they had a significant amount of equity in the home and that’s why they used it. I’m hoping that they don’t default, because I believe just by virtue of Gorga Sr. being on the deed, he might get caught in the middle. Again, I’m not an attorney and I don’t practice real estate in New Jersey, it’s just what it looks like to me.

Jennifer
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Jennifer
4 years 2 months ago

Burst girl,

Are you saying the made their a recourse mortgage? I guess it is the question as Honnie Badger. Wow.

Helen Wheels
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Helen Wheels
4 years 2 months ago

Thank you, bhurst girl.

It wasn’t so much I thought you would be insulted, I just wanted you to know I appreciated that you took the time to answer and therefore I should directly address you.

Calzoned
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Calzoned
4 years 2 months ago

I snagged the loan mod docs for the Montville house and not only did they use the Toms River house for collateral, they also used a house in Paterson — bought by Joe in 2007 for 170K. When I need money, I’m going for the sweet deal lenders the Gorgas used!

bhurst girl
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bhurst girl
4 years 2 months ago

Hi Helen…yep, pretty much the two properties are tied together, and if there is a default on the Pond Way house, it is possible for the bank to foreclose on the Toms River House. What would happen ( and not to confuse you anymnore, it’s crazy) is that the bank holding the Toms River original mortgage if any, would move into second place and the bank holding the second would now become first. They would lost whatever equity they had in both homes. And please, don’t apologize…I don’t get insulted that easily..

Helen Wheels
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Helen Wheels
4 years 2 months ago

bhurst girl,

Please excuse my momentary lapse of manners in not addressing you directly. Thank you for responding to my post.

Helen Wheels
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Helen Wheels
4 years 2 months ago
I’ll be honest, I’m not completely getting it yet but, can you clarify this? Are the two properties now tied together so that if they lose one they lose both? In other words, if they default on the mortgage of the North Jersey home/spec house, do they lose the Toms River “summer” house as well? With just the taxes being $52,000 a year on the North Jersey coupled with the mortgage monies owed, it seems like an awfully big monthly nut to crack. And let’s call a spade a spade. If Joey Gorga was busy on his own as ‘one… Read more »
EJJ
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EJJ
4 years 2 months ago

Exactly, it is not a mansion. A mansion is 8000+ square feet as you said yourself.
So you contradicted yourself. However they do not have mansions. Not any of them. While they do have very large houses, they do not have mansions. People use the term mansion too loosely.

Anacapri
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Anacapri
4 years 2 months ago

To me it is a mansion for sure!!

Honnie Badger
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Honnie Badger
4 years 2 months ago

You should see some real mansions in Rumson, Colts Neck, Alpine, etc. Those things will make your eyes pop out!

Jennifer
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Jennifer
4 years 2 months ago

Honnie,

You are absolutely right Rumson on the water. Alpine is great. Definitely Colts Neck. Parts of Princeton. Watchung…Caroline’s home is nice but dentely not a mansion! What I am happy about is if she moves she can’t be on the show, right?

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