[Blind Gossip] We’ve talked to you before about this TV Lady’s many issues.
Her popularity has definitely waned from its peak, and the public does not look at her the same way they once did.
That diminution of stature and reputation also means a diminution of income.
She is not broke by any means, but her monthly expenses are huge. She is running into some cash flow issues.
So she is selling her really big house.
This is not a second home. It is her primary residence. She completely customized to her lifestyle. A year ago, she was definitely not even thinking of selling it, so her decision to sell is not a happy one.
With all she put into it, will she make a profit?
Even though the housing market is hot right now, and even though she customized it a lot, she knows she will probably have to take an overall loss on it when it sells.
Our TV Lady has a very big ego. She knows how to spin even bad things to make herself look good. Thus, she will likely make it seem like she did well on the sale.
Even if she doesn’t.
Time to call a moving company… and her publicist!
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[Optional] What do you think will happen to the housing market in the next year?
TV Lady: Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 is selling her house!
Your friends at Blind Gossip told you about this a couple of weeks ago. The house has now been listed for sale.
Kate and her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, purchased the home in 2008 for $1.1 million.
The picturesque property became the setting of the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 which featured the Gosselins raising their family of eight children, including a set of sextuplets.
When the couple divorced in 2009, the show was changed to Kate Plus 8 and continued to follow Kate as she raised her kids.
The Gosselin twins are now 20 years old, and the sextuplets recently turned 16.
The house and property are HUGE.
Built in 1997 – and completely customized by Kate and Jon at the height of their fame – the house is 7,591 square feet and has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Kate Gosselin Is Selling Her Kate Plus 8 House for $1.2 Million
Kate Gosselin is parting ways with her family home.
The Kate Plus 8 star’s Wernersville, Pennsylvania, abode has hit the market for $1,299,990.
As seen on her popular TLC series, which also starred twin daughters Cara and Mady, 20, and 16-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Leah, Joel, Alexis and Aaden, the 7,591-square-foot residence sits on 23 acres of private land surrounded by mature trees, grassy fields and lush greenery.
Built in 1997, the house boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, as well as a family room and game room that connects to the backyard patio. There are oak and cherry hardwood floors throughout. A hunter green front door decorated with ornate glass work opens to a spacious two-story foyer.
A chef’s kitchen can handle meals for a large family, with a oversize island, three ovens, six-burner cooktop, and two dishwashers, as well as a casual dining area and bar seating.
Kate and ex-husband Jon Gosselin bought the house in 2008 for $1.1 million, according to E! Online.
The pair, who were introduced to the world on Jon & Kate Plus 8, divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage.
While Kate will likely say that she is downsizing because the kids are getting older, the truth is that she simply can’t afford the property anymore.
Kate Gosselin was on TV almost continuously from 2007-2017, but as the kids grew older and some moved away (voluntarily and involuntarily), it became more difficult for her to draw an audience.
The family has fractured, with some of the kids living with her and some living with Jon (see The Shuffled Child for details).
Additionally, Jon has legally blocked Kate from using the kids to film more shows (see Super Mom Panicking for details).
Kate has tried to capitalize on her fame in other ways, including a stint on Dancing With The Stars, but she has been unable to generate the kind of income that she once enjoyed with a successful TV show.
Her most recent show, Kate Plus Date, did not fare well in the ratings.
The audience was always interested in the kids. Kate Gosselin’s love life? Not so much.
The house was purchased in 2008 for $1.1 million.
Jon and Kate poured a lot of money into customizing the home and the grounds for their family and to make it “TV ready.”
Twelve years later, Kate Gosselin is now listing the home for just under $1.3 million.
She will take a loss on the sale of this house.
Her next home will likely be a smaller home on a smaller property… with a smaller mortgage.
Congratulations to Thisisreal for being first with the correct response!
The Gosselin house was purchased in 2008 for $1.1 million.
Kate and Jon Gosselin put a ton of money into updating the house.
The house was listed in 2020 for $1.3 million.
The house just sold for $1.085 million.
From The Sun UK:
Kate Gosselin sells Pennsylvania family home for over $1M as ‘unemployed’ star battles ex Jon over custody in court
KATE Gosselin sold her mansion for over $1 million after her ex-husband, Jon, claimed their kids were “super upset” about the move.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Kate, 45, officially sold her Pennsylvania home for $1,085,000 on January 26 after putting it on the market for $1,299,900 in October.
Kate bought the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home for $1,120,000 in 2008.
The mansion sits on 23 acres of land.
Is the house really a mansion? While some people call any big house a mansion, U.S. realtors technically define mansions as houses that have at least 8,000 square feet of floor space.
The Gosselin house is 7,591 square feet. So, close.
Zillow, which is in the business of trying to sell as many houses as possible, calls every house over 5,000 square feet a mansion. That way, more people can claim they live in “a mansion”! It’s a marketing thing.
A source told The Sun: “Kate has been struggling with money because she hasn’t worked for a while.
“She has been living off the money she made in the past but it’s been years since her last job.”
Your friends at Blind Gossip told you months ago that lack of money was the real reason she was selling the house.
The insider claimed her TLC show, Kate Plus Eight was her “last stint in the business” after it was canceled.
She now has plans to uproot her family and move out of the state, which could cause further problems with her ex-husband Jon, who still has custody of two of their children, Hannah and Collin.
The source continued: “She is a trained nurse but hasn’t been applying for nursing jobs. She just doesn’t see herself as a nurse anymore.
Of course she doesn’t.
Perhaps she should consider a career as a hairdresser?
“She wants to be a star and the kids are all grown up it seems like it’s time to move on but that’s not easy to do. Kate needs to move on and work but instead has decided to sell the home and leave Pennsylvania.”
The insider added: “She has plans to move out of state and Jon has joint legal custody of the kids so she will have to tell him her next move.
“The kids will be 18 in a year and a half and it’s the end of an era. It will be nice for Jon to not have to have his ex-wife in the same area.”
Their ugly marriage and divorce and custody battles feel like they have been dragging out for decades.
We’re glad it’s almost over!
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