Home buying fever is infecting a good number of Vanderpump Rules cast members. After Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix purchased their gorgeous abode, others followed suit.
This includes Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, plus Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney now have a crib to call their own. Not to be left out, Kristen Doute is also a new homeowner. Unlike the couples, Doute purchased a home on her own and is tackling renovations herself too.
Doute recently gave fans a glimpse of what she is trying to tackle on the renovation side. Plus gives a hilarious account of which home improvement expert she is more like: Chip or Joanna Gaines.
Home buying fever is upon the cast
Sandoval and Madix first pulled the trigger and bought a $2 million stunner. No longer will the couple have to battle the air conditioner that never delivers. Plus they earned 4,500 square feet to really spread out.
Bravo’s Home & Design chatted with Sandoval’s agent and friend, Douglas McFarland about the big home score. “We explored a lot of options in a lot of different areas (both fixers and new) and ultimately found that the quality and detail of this property was far superior than your typical turn-and-burn mc-mansion, so we strategically negotiated a really good deal and aggressively navigated the escrow process! I can’t put into words how proud I am of Tom and how much he deserves this for himself!”
Shortly after Sandoval and Madix secured their home, Taylor and Cartwright, plus Schwartz and Maloney made their purchases.
Not the best time but…
Taylor and Cartwright didn’t just buy a house. The couple is in the process of also throwing a lavish wedding and buying a new home only deepens the expenses. “We just bought a house and I’ve been pulling back maybe a little bit more than I should, but we’re just feeling it out,” Taylor said on a recent episode, Bravo’s Home & Design recounts.“Yeah, we’re buying a house!” Cartwright chimes in.
Not to be outdone, Maloney and Schwartz are also new homeowners too. Maloney hilariously showed fans how she tried to pack on a recent Instagram story.
Maloney often referenced organizational expert Marie Kondo during her packing purge. “I think I have enough lip stuff,” she says turning over decent sized Tupperware bins containing glosses and lipsticks. “This is edited down too. I Marie Kondo’d this sh*t and I still have…that many,” as she tosses one bin on top of the other.
Now Doute dives in
Doute posted a sweet picture holding the keys to the new crib. “baby, baby, babe/I’m coming home. 🏡y’all.. I am a homeowner,” she wrote. After she signed on the dotted line she posted a video telling a friend, “I’m scared sh*tless,” Bravo’s Home & Design reports. One of her adorable dogs also decides to mark the new home after she says, “Bowie, mama bought you a house!”
Most recently, Doute added a video to her Instagram story of those first few home demo moments. She grabs a hammer and starts swinging away, while still donning her purse.
She then says to the camera she’s concluded that perhaps she’s more of a Joanna (Gaines) instead of a Chip. Plus added in a text that perhaps she should have used sledgehammer instead.
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