The Giudice mansion is back on the market. “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice has reportedly placed the Montville, New Jersey, home he and his wife and kids have shared back up for sale. Joe and wife Teresa, who is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence for fraud, have tried numerous times to sell the massive home, with little luck.
Originally listed for $3.999 million in September, the home has been listed three separate times. The Giudices lowered the asking price to a cool $2.999 million in January before taking the listing down as Teresa entered prison in Connecticut. A source tells Radar Online that although the house being taken off the market and the start of Teresa’s sentence coincided, the events were not related. Joe reportedly “took it off because he didn’t want to have to shovel out [snow] for open houses and viewings” but is relisting it now that the weather has improved.
NJ.com reports that Joe has found a new real estate agent to handle the listing and is hopeful that he’ll market more aggressively than previous agents. Agent Michael Gonnelli is said to be looking for “high-net-worth” clients to purchase the mansion, which is described as “simply stunning.” The site adds that Gonnelli is showing the home only to serious buyers – they must provide proof or pre-approval or proof of funds to even attend an open house.
The home features six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a wine cellar, and sits on 3.77 acres of land, according to the listing on Zillow. It is located in a very private area in “one of New Jersey's finest towns.” The reality TV stars’ home also boasts an attached 3-car garage as well as a detached two-car garage.
Joe and Teresa also own two other properties – a vacation home in Manahawkin, N.J., and a small house in Lincoln Park – which they took off the market in September, one month before they were sentenced in a federal court. It has not yet been revealed where they plan to live if they sell their current home.
While Teresa counts down the days until her release in early 2016, Joe is preparing to begin a 41-month sentence of his own, also for fraud. He will begin serving his time upon his wife’s release, an arragement that keeps one parent with the couple's four daughters. In the meantime he is rumored to be working on a reality show documenting life as a single father. The show, which will reportedly air on Bravo, will follow Joe and his daughters up until the day he reports to prison. The deal is allegedly still in its early stages.