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Recession hits Jon and Kate?

Are Jon and Kate Gosselin victims of the nation’s poor housing market?

Are Jon and Kate Gosselin victims of the nation’s poor housing market? According to records, their Cape Cod-style home in Elizabethtown, Pa., has been on the market for 89 days — and counting — people.com reports.

The price for the five-bedroom 2½-bath house has stayed constant at $325,000 US. (They paid $280,000 for it in 2006.)

Though the home is in a family-friendly area, it wasn’t always a peaceful place for the family of 10: Former neighbours say that fans often drove by the Gosselins’ house to gawk.

“Fans were dangerous, fans were always coming right up to their house,” says Marilyn Soutner, 49, who lived next door to the Gosselin home. “I’d stand outside with my phone staring at the door like I was calling the police ... It was making it a very, very dangerous neighbourhood. You don’t know who (was) in those cars.”

Then one day, “Someone flattened the tires to their black van, and that night they were gone,” adds Soutner.

Last fall, the Gosselins moved into a $1.1-million, 6,000-square-foot home in Wernersville, Pa. The 24-acre property is fenced in and has a metal gate at the end of the driveway, a half-mile from the front door. Still, that hasn’t stopped paparazzi from hanging out down the road waiting for a glimpse of the family.

 
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