January 15, 2014 03:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
It looks like Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita is in need of some extra moolah. Either that, or like certain costars (ahem, Joe and Teresa Giudice), she’s been engaged in some shady business and thereby secured the funds necessary for a housing upgrade. No matter the reason, one thing’s clear — Jacqueline’s on the move!
After nearly losing her mansion to foreclosure, Jacqueline Laurita has decided to put the property — once featured on The Real Housewives of New Jersey — up on the open market. Although she and her husband originally purchased the home for a paltry $1.72 million in 2001, they’re aiming to score $2.85 million from some poor soul. Yes, the housing market may be in better shape than it was at the height of the recession, but it’s not likely the Lauritas will be able to sell their McMansion with such a steep price tag — particularly given its assessed value $2.2 million!
Why are Jacqueline and Chris Laurita choosing to sell now? According to listing agent Gregory Earnshaw, the reality stars are simply tired of their old digs. “They’re just looking for a change,” he explains, adding that, as of right now, the couple plans to remain in Franklin Lakes.
Even if its listing price is a tad bit too high, the home still is magnificent, featuring a vaulted ceiling in the living room, a wine cellar, a wood-paneled library, hand-painted murals and of course, plenty of closet space. All in all, it truly is, as the Lauritas’ real estate agent claims, “a fantastic house.”
Are you surprised to learn that Jacqueline and Chris Laurita are putting their home up for sale? Or, given Jacqueline’s departure from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, was such a move to be expected? Sound off in the comments section below!
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