I think for the Vegas homes they only had an interest only mortgage, usually the terms are 5-7 years. Mona thought they could sell those homes and make a hefty profit, which never happened. Now granted, the housing market can change suddenly, but I think the reason it took very long to sell those were a few factors. When they left Vegas it looked like the homes were in crappy condition, not cleaned completely out, seemed a lot of stuff was still left there. It wouldn't surprise me if Janelles house became a U-Store-it . Also, there were a lot of brand new homes being built and for sale that honestly looked a lot nicer than these. Also location (not sure where their cult-de-sac was) . Did they stagger the sale on the 4 homes ? Sorry, but if I saw 4 homes all in the same cul-de-sac for sale, I would think something was wrong with the neighborhood. Oh, and throw in their original realtor, the ever personable Janelle, who would heave herself up there every other weekend.
Now as far as buying land in Vegas, did Kody think that utilities would magically appear on his land? Was that not discussed with their realtor ? I would really like to know how they are getting the money for these expensive cars and homes.