Kristen Doute and Luke Broderick Think They Calculated Tom Sandoval's New Mortgage

"There's no way you're getting your return on that," Luke Broderick said on his and Kristen Doute's podcast.

Chrissy Bobic - Author

May 7 2024, Published 12:46 p.m. ET

Tom Sandoval at a premiere for World's Toughest Test
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No one knows what happened to Tom Sandoval's finances between the time he offered to buy Ariana Madix out of her half of their house and when she finally agreed to it, but finances have been a topic of conversation for him on Vanderpump Rules. And now, he may be in over his head. Former VPR star Kristen Doute chatted with boyfriend Luke Broderick on their podcast Balancing Act, and Luke thinks he knows what Tom's new house payment is and the mortgage could be nothing short of astronomical.

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It might be so much that Tom can't realistically afford to live in his and Ariana's house without her there to foot some of the bills and, you know, not be paid her half of what she put into it. While Tom has not disclosed publicly what his mortgage payment is at this time, it would make sense for it to be a tad larger than he anticipated, since he mentions his changes in finances on Vanderpump Rules and he even asks Tom Schwartz to move in to help offset the cost with a $6,000 rent payment.

Luke Broderick and Kristen Doute in a kitchen wearing a pink shirt and pink and yellow dress on The Valley
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Luke Broderick thinks he figured out Tom Sandoval's new house payment.

According to Luke, after he figured out the financials of it all, and factored in Sandoval refinancing the house and buying out Ariana, Sandoval's new mortgage could be around $22,000 per month. Let's let that sink in, because it's hard enough to imagine a few thousand dollars a month for a mortgage, let alone a payment in the five digits.

"The thing that blew my mind the most on this, I know I'm the financial person who thinks about this stuff, but it's insane that with the refinance of the house to pay Ariana out, [it] would be $22,000 a month for that house," Luke said on the podcast. "Can any of you imagine paying $22,000 a month in mortgage? I cannot possibly wrap my head around that."

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Again, Sandocal hasn't come out himself to publicly share what his mortgage is. And honestly, we don't expect him to. But if Luke's numbers are correct, then no one can really blame Sandoval for sweating a bit on Vanderpump Rules now that Ariana is going through with moving out and moving on from the home they purchased together.

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In 2019, Sandoval and Ariana bought their first and only home together for $2.075 million. It's reportedly worth more than that now. However, it's hard to say what Sandoval would stand to gain if he sold the house now. And fans have speculated that Sandoval is hesitant to let go of the property out of fear that he might not be able to afford a similar home by himself for the foreseeable future.

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Does Tom Sandoval still live in his and Ariana Madix's house?

As of May 2024, Sandoval's house isn't on the market and it doesn't look like it was sold recently either. By that alone, it's safe to assume that Sandoval still lives there. But in terms of Schwartz moving in as his roommate, that doesn't seem very likely.

Still, it's possible that Sandoval's income from Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules, touring with his band, and his various TV spots, like as a contestant on World's Toughest Test and The Masked Singer is enough to allow him to afford what could be a ridiculous mortgage payment.

Watch Vanderpump Rules on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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