Bank Wants Israel Houghton’s Family Out Of Texas Home ASAP
The home where Israel Houghton lived with his ex-wife and raised three kids is now in default after the former mega-church preacher stopped paying the mortgage for almost a year, BOSSIP has learned.
Last week, Deutsche Bank sued Houghton and ex Meleasa to foreclose their one-time family home in Harris County, Tx. Court, contending that the father of five hadn’t paid the mortgage in several months.
The bank said that it notified Houghton about the missed payments and gave him time to fix the arrears. However, Houghton missed the deadline and the bank wants the whole mortgage amount paid or his family tossed out, according to court papers.
As of last month, Houghton owed some $89,111.54 from 11 times he was supposed to pay but failed to, the bank contends in court papers. If Houghton wanted to fix the foreclosure now, he’d have to cough up the total amount he owes on the mortgage: $608,654.17, according to court documents obtained by BOSSIP. The exes took out the home equity loan in 2006, and agreed to an adjustable interest rate mortgage with initial monthly payments of $4,687, court documents state.
The house, located in a suburb of Houston, is currently on the market for $797,000. The 5,405 square foot Mediterranean McMansion boasts five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a pool, a jacuzzi and overlooks Lake Houston.
Houghton, who married “The Real” host Adrienne Houghton in November in Paris, may be stretched for cash as of late. He was put on “indefinite leave” from his job with Joel Osteen after announcing the split with Meleasa on social media in 2015. And last year, BOSSIP revealed he was also supporting two young sons born out of wedlock.
We’ve reached out to Houghton for comment.
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