'Real Housewife' Caroline Manzo Will Soon Be Living in Poverty

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Caroline ManzoMost people will agree that it's pretty tough to give up a luxury lifestyle if you've been accustomed to it for a long period of time, but Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo is about ready to sell her lavish mansion and move into an apartment.

She's talked about putting her Franklin Lakes, N.J. home on the market for a few months now, but before she officially lists the place, it sounds like she wants to make sure the transition from a huge house to the much smaller quarters of an apartment is actually doable. (You have to admit, it's a pretty big switch.)

She tweeted about her new home search last week, saying:  "Apartment 4 me/hubby/ @Laurenmanzo - checking out the lifestyle - b4 we sell house."

Yeah -- something tells me "checking out the lifestyle" is probably a good idea before she unloads that mansion of hers once and for all. Granted, there are some pretty swanky apartment buildings in and around the New Jersey and New York City areas -- but living in a building that houses multiple units and having your neighbors right on top of you is a far cry from having a fancy-schmancy whopper of a house that offers plenty of privacy and room to entertain.

But even though living in an apartment is much different than life in the 'burbs, Caroline might actually fall in love with the idea of having more freedom to come and go as she pleases. Considering her kids are grown, maybe having a home where all she really has to worry about is locking her door before she leaves the house and heads out for a night on the town is pretty attractive. Dealing with things like keeping the grounds of your home perfectly landscaped and shoveling snow in the winter aren't exactly perks -- though it's highly unlikely she does any of those things on her own now. Oh well, at least with the apartment lifestyle, she'll have less people to hire.

Do you plan on downsizing and moving to an apartment once your kids grow up?


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Pat Lovejoy

Mary Fischer of the Stir is the idiot. Caroline Manzo has said numerous times that her current house is much to big for just her and Al. I'm sure they will hardly be living in poverty.


Carol Turgeon Lamprey

Where ever Caroline desires to reside is nobody's business. If going to an apartment is better, then why not? I lived in apts. for years until I bought my home, it's no different! You people need to talk about things that matter,encouragement, and laughter articles. Not trash & lies that only lead to more! Leave it alone, why dont you track down Teresa Guidice..."The Trouble Maker" of all time!

Lobe Lobe

Get a real title with real facts! Grow up!

belly... bellygirl

WTF is up with your title?  That's a blantant lie!  Poverty, by definition, is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.  You didn't even puy a ? mark after your statement.  Can you just lie like that and not have any backlash or consequences?  I'm inclined to think not.

mightymo mightymo

since when does living in an apartment mean poverty,she will probably do better , who needs a mansion for just two people

Sarah Alexander

Living in poverty! How misleading! Plenty of wealthy people choose apt/condo living....you are out of touch.

Jeanneth Ortega

Your title is offensive.. Does it mean that I live in poverty since I rent and not own a mansion?!

nonmember avatar micki

I really dont care where she and hubby live, and APARTMENT house living is not poverty, maybe where you live it is but I know I dont, and who really cares, get a life and dont write about STUPID stuff, life living in PROVERTY, just plain DUMB on your part......Caroline go live in a shack and i really dont care its her life anyway so you get on with your life and sto using terribkle words like PROVERTY for apartment living alot of us have gone from Homes to apartments and really love the places, so mind your own business and get real.

tuffy... tuffymama

Poverty WTF. Dumbass.

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