New Jersey’s Celebrity Houses - My9 New Jersey

New Jersey’s Celebrity Houses

Posted: Updated:
South Orange, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Even in tough economic times, celebrities are still buying and selling homes.

HGTV star and luxury home specialist Sam Joseph chimed in to talk exclusively about New Jersey’s celebrity housing market.

“A lot of times with celebrity clients you don’t know who you’re working with until they pull up,” he said.

Rosie O'Donnell just purchased a home in Saddle River. It is a 5,200 sq. ft. home built in 1928. But according to Joseph, this wasn’t her first choice.

“She was looking in my area in Montclair. In fact, she went and knocked on someone’s door and offered to buy their house and they said it’s not for sale, they slammed the door on her and she knocked again. She said do you know who I am and they said yes we do and they slammed the door on her again,” Joseph said.

As a result, O’Donnell’s new $6.3 million house wasn’t even her first choice!

While the Garden State just gained O’Donnell, we’re losing Queen Latifah. She just listed her home in Colts Neck for sale for $2.4 million. Sam isn’t really impressed with the fairly new home that was custom-built in 2001.

”It’s basically a shake and bake kind of house. It’s new; ya know the double foyer, the usually blah blah that people love. Not a lot of personality, it will sell however because of her celebrity,” he said.

Joseph has worked with many celebrities, but often has to sign a confidentiality agreement. He did share however that he helped Whoopi Goldberg find a home in New Jersey. He also noted that his business is very recession proof. “Wealthy people will always have money,” he said.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • NJ Doctor Offering Alternative To Obamacare?

    NJ Doctor Offering Alternative To Obamacare?

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:24:21 GMT
    Doctor Alieta Eck is running for U.S. Congress in the 12th district as a Republican. She's recently made headlines due to a free clinic that she created back in 2003 with her husband called the Zarephath Health Center. The clinic is a 501C3 run by volunteers and funded through donations. The average cost per patient that Dr. Eck sees is about $13.Some people are referring to this center as an alternative to Obamacare.
    Doctor Alieta Eck is running for U.S. Congress in the 12th district as a Republican. She's recently made headlines due to a free clinic that she created back in 2003 with her husband called the Zarephath Health Center. The clinic is a 501C3 run by volunteers and funded through donations. The average cost per patient that Dr. Eck sees is about $13.Some people are referring to this center as an alternative to Obamacare.
  • Is The Boston Bomber’s Family In North Bergen A Threat?

    Is The Boston Bomber’s Family In North Bergen A Threat?

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:31:20 GMT
    The widow of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Katherine Russell, has been living in North Bergen with the sisters of her former husband, Bella and Ailina Tsarnaev. Neighbors in the area have just recently been made aware of her presence in town, but not all of them are happy about it.
    The widow of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Katherine Russell, has been living in North Bergen with the sisters of her former husband, Bella and Aliana Tsarnaev . Neighbors in the area have just recently been made aware of her presence in town, but not all of them are happy about it.
  • NJ Couple Combating The Stray Cat Problem In Union City

    NJ Couple Combating The Stray Cat Problem In Union City

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:11:46 GMT
    Union City has a major stray cat problem. Hundreds of cats are overtaking the city streets and Mercy Garcia and her husband Miguel Fernandez, founders of TLC Rescue, have been doing an unbelievable job of getting the situation under control, but they need help. So far, the couple has been able to round up over 200 felines, but they say there are hundreds more that need help.
    Union City has a major stray cat problem. Hundreds of cats are overtaking the city streets and Mercy Garcia and her husband Miguel Fernandez, founders of TLC Rescue, have been doing an unbelievable job of getting the situation under control, but they need help. So far, the couple has been able to round up over 200 felines, but they say there are hundreds more that need help.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices