So crazy, it’s criminal.
Fans of “The Sopranos” establish sarcastic comparisons between the current crisis with which buyers of American houses face – caused by the outbreak of real estate prices, the increase in mortgage rates and fears of a recession – to A so-called simpler era in the 1990s, when Tony Soprano, father of two children from New Jersey, bought the house of his dreams with the salary of a waste management consultant.
“The sopranos have this house with a single salary of a husband who had only one and a half university. This was considered normal in 1999 when the series started,” said the Twitter user . @Gabagoolmarx tweeted in February.
In recent days and in the light of current housing horrors, the tweet has found a new life, triggering a series of publications on social networks.
The real house, at 14 Aspen Drive in North Caldwell, NJ, was built by Victor and Patti recchia in the late 1980s; The couple put the house with 4 bedrooms and 5,600 square feet on the market for $ 3.4 million in 2019. The 1.5 acre property is currently not for sale.
At the time when the soprano of James Gandolfini – which benefited from clandestine revenues of harmful criminal companies – was looking for the first time a house in the late 90s, the property of 1.5 acre, nestled at the end of a Quiet cul-de-sac and with a swimming pool adapted to the ducks, the list would have been estimated at around $ 2,215,620 in 2022.
Nowadays, waste management consultants earn around $ 120,000, according to Glassdoor. Taking this annoying inflation into account, it would have meant that Tony won a meager $ 67,400, all excluding books – not exactly cat grass for lenders.
The suspect configuration of Mr. Soprano inspired social media to consider other sumptuous real estate formerly considered as within the reach of various television families.
“The Addams family owns this Gothic manor and has several full -time servants despite the lack of formal job. This was considered normal in 1964 when the show started. Tweeted @mmmeggsandwich.
Some have started to wonder how other fictitious characters have managed such lives of luxury in a recent past – like the father of Kevin McCallister, Peter (John Heard) in the 1990 successful film, “Home Alone”.
“What did Kevin’s father did to be able to offer himself a house like this, and nine 1st class tickets for Paris?” bed a meme Posted by @peroquesensibleWho makes fun of the way Heard will appear years later in “The Sopranos” as Makazian wine, a crooked cop in the pay of Tony.
Fans have also drawn attention to the way in which Soprano syndicated partners have always adopted an attitude favorable to workers on their many construction sites.
“The sopranos believed in full employment, even if there was no work to do,” wrote @Freakanatcha.