Sister Wives star Kody Brown is in hot water again…and this time it’s not just with his many wives!
Fans of the TLC show know that Kody and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn recently moved from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, Arizona. Three of the wives are currently living in rental homes, while Christine recently purchased a home. Many fans have wondered on social media how Kody and the gang could afford such a move, considering the Browns hadn’t yet unloaded all four of their Vegas homes.
It appears that Kody & Co. may, indeed, be having some financially problems.
According to Radar Online, Kody and the Sister Wives are in tax debt in their new home state of Arizona.
The Coconino County Treasurer’s Office confirmed to Radar that Kody, Robyn and Christine failed to pay taxes in the amount of $2,063.70 on the parcel of land the Browns bought last year. The amount—which was due in December—now sits at $2146, thanks to interest. Kody, Janelle and Meri also owe $2070 on the second parcel of land they own.
Christine is not currently in tax debt for the home she owns with Kody. Radar reports that she and Kody have until May 1 to pay $1418 in taxes, or they will be delinquent.
So why all of this debt? It could be because the Browns have had such a difficult time selling their houses in Las Vegas. Robyn’s home on the Browns’ Vegas cul-de-sac sold in February for $603,000, but the other three Brown family homes have been a nightmare to unload.
Desperate to sell the houses, Kody even resorted to making “guest appearances” at the open houses of some of the homes. Janelle was originally the listing agent for some of the homes, but did not have much luck and eventually turned the job over to another realtor.
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Janelle’s home finally sold earlier this month, but not before the family had to lower the price by $75,000. The home, complete with the bathtub Maddie gave birth in, was originally listed for $649,000. After lowering the price twice, it finally sold in April for $574,900.
Christine thought she had sold her house earlier this month, but the deal fell through. The house, which has ample space to practice family flash mobs and other embarrassing skits, is currently still on the market. Meri’s home—– notable for its wet bar(!)— is also still for sale. The family has lowered the price of her home by $25,000 already but has not been able to unload it yet.
The Brown family is currently paying the mortgage on the two unsold Vegas homes, the rent on the three temporary houses in Arizona, and the mortgage on Christine’s house in Arizona. This is on top of what they owe for the parcels of land that they will be building their new houses on. (Kody better hope he can get some more TLC wedding specials to cover the cost of all of this expansion!)
So far, none of the wives or Kody have spoken out on social media about their debt.
(Photos: TLC, Instagram)