Monday, August 31, 2009

Real Housewife Lisa Hartwell's Not-So-New House

Access Atlanta recently reported that Lisa Wu Hartwell of Bravo Television's Real Housewives of Atlanta and her husband Ed Hartwell have moved to a home in Hoschton, Georgia (Gwinnett County). We reported to you previously that the Hartwells lost their generic McMansion in the distant Atlanta suburb of Duluth in a "short sale" after failing to make their mortgage payments.

Looks like they had enough paper in the bank to keep another smaller McMansion on reserve. The Hartwells have owned this house (above) since 2005. It has six bedrooms, six baths, and a home theater. It sits on nearly 9 acres with a lake on the property. Inexplicably, this home is listed as for sale at $1.4M, even though Ed says it is NOT for sale. And he should know since it's HIS real estate firm!

We dug up the listing of this allegedly NOT-FOR-SALE home and only found the single photo above. There are no additional photos and the listing says "must see to appreciate." Indeed. There's not much to appreciate on the outside. It's just a regular-looking house.

Anyway, the town of Hoschton is so far away, we don't even see how anyone could even call it a suburb of Atlanta. Maybe it's time to rename the show to the Real Housewives of the Freakin' Boonies!!!

14 comments:

  1. I know right! Never even heard of that town...

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  2. "Regular looking" can keep you and family comfortable and stable any day. This beats ostentatious living.

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  3. Anon #1: That's what we thought! We had to go to a map to see for ourselves. It's pretty far from Atlanta.

    Anon #2: You make a great point. There's nothing wrong with a regular home and a regular, stable lifestyle. Besides, their "regular" home is probably still pretty nice.

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  4. We forget as we go about our lives. They still have a home and its a lot nicer than the homes
    I live around.

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  5. Thanks Anon #3! We think you speak for a lot of folks!

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  6. I am not quite sure how they are living. I know Bravo is paying the ladies 100k to do the second season and they have to scrap and scrape to get that even with them having the #1 rated show on Bravo right now. Lisa used to be a real estate agent with Remax back in the day selling 100-115k homes when she was Lisa Wu Sweat (Keith Sweat ex wife) Now her and Ed's real estate company isn't really doing very much. She has only done a handful of sales in the last two years. She has 10 agents on her roster but only two have done business in the last year, including her. They do own the other house they live in now and Ed owned that house from before. Yes, it is on the market for 1.4million. Lisa has down a handful of rentals for high end homes, but they certainly don't make enough money to generate the income they need to live on. She much have money left in the bank from Ed's old contract.

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  7. I find it funny that as much shade that is thrown on Kim, she owns her house. It's in her name. She had it on the market last year for about 595k with Coldwell Banker but it didn't sell... Kandi is the only one that really has done well for herself. She owns about 5 houses in Atlanta. Her house is paid for. Its a bit older but its sprawling is quite nice. I ran into her at a subdivision one day when she was looking with a friend and her cute little daughter. She was inially a little stand offish, but its understandable. Most celebrities are suspicions upon meeting new people. So many people ask them for stuff.

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  8. Thanks Anon for the interesting background info!

    Gosh, we think the RHOA women should receive MORE pay than $100K for a season. Network sitcom stars often receive more than that per episode. Guess indie cable channels don't have that kind of money.

    Maybe we'll take a closer look at all of the RHOA homes soon, especially Kandi's. Thanks again!

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  9. To another topic..I knew Lisa lied when she claimed she didn't know what a CRACK WHORE was. Really fake. ANY...and I repeat ANY sister who claimes to not know what a crack whore is is corny & a liar....Flat out. Look where she grew up at....her statement was wack.Kim didn't lie on her at all,just read the divorce papers...she's was a crack whore

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  10. Hey Anon! We love snarky comments, but let's try to stick to snarky comments about HOUSES!

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  12. hah, their 3 house down that house in the picture.

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  13. Hah, the house in the picture is at the end of my street.

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