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    Default Business Slow? Open A Whorehouse!

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. The nationwide housing slump is forcing many in the industry to seek alternative ways to earn a living. Some illegal.

    Housing Market Slump Causes Couple To Open Brothel

    Sep 10, 2007

    NEW YORK The downturn in the housing market appears to have driven two New York homeowners to desperate and illegal measures, reports CBS station WCBS-TV in New York.

    Police raided a 3-bedroom home in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Friday night and arrested four alleged prostitutes and the homeowners. The house, they say, had been turned into a brothel complete with heavy shades over all the windows and a red ribbon placed out by the sidewalk to indicate they were open for business.

    Richard Werner and Heather Mezzenga are charged with promoting prostitution. The two are both mortgage brokers who moved out of the house roughly two years ago so they could begin renovating a different home in nearby Pleasantville, about 30 miles north of New York City.

    Neighbors said house had originally been listed for $750,000 but didn’t sell even after the price had been dropped to $600,000.

    “He couldn’t get his price, then he rented,” said neighbor David Saperstein, but a series of families came and went and the house fell into apparent neglect until new occupants apparently arrived two weeks ago.

    Saperstein says the lawn was cut, and heavy shades were put up on all the windows but he never saw the new neighbors. “The air conditioning was running all day and no one’s there,” he told WCBS-TV. “But at night there’s five, six, seven cars there.”

    Natalie Nanzo said she had even thought about buying the house when it first went on the market and couldn’t quite get over the allegations that the home had been turned into a brothel. “I’m in shock,” she said, “because these people were business people. I can’t believe they would be involved in prostitution.”

    One of the couple’s Pleasantville neighbors seemed pretty sure business problems were at the root of the shocking news. “I know they’re mortgage brokers,” Peter Passidomo said, “and I know it’s been a tough business, so I assume they might have had financial difficulty.”

    Passidomo said the front of the Pleasantville home had been under renovation for the entire two years the couple had lived next door with their little boy, who appeared to be of kindergarten age.

    Both homeowners, as well as the four alleged prostitutes who range in age from 21 to 30 are free on bail.
    I am ready for this change in the market.

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    Default Re: Business Slow? Open A Whorehouse!

    Hey Bruce... the problem is, if you don't have any "Ho's"... you'd have to run it by hand!!


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    Default Re: Business Slow? Open A Whorehouse!

    Maybe they were just trying to get ahead.

    Rick


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    Default Re: Business Slow? Open A Whorehouse!

    I can overlook a few Ho's. I've been doing it for years. But that would bring in some new licensing laws for brokers would'nt it. The code of ethics would not have to change at all but I'm sure the state would have some new reg's and fees for a brokers licensce. Scary testing too!


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