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Some Question Taste Of Real Estate Ad For Houston’s Mendham, NJ Home

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Whitney Houston's home in Mendham, New Jersey. (credit: CBS 2)

Whitney Houston’s home in Mendham, New Jersey. (credit: CBS 2)

NEWARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) – A real estate agency seems to be trying to cash in on Whitney Houston’s death by using it to sell her mansion in Mendham, New Jersey.

An ad for the house begins with “it is with a heavy heart that we remind you of this great mansion.” Then it shows the coroner’s van with Houston’s body.

The ad says the home was the scene of “the activity that brought down this incredible musical diva,” a clear reference to Houston’s drug abuse. The listing also mentions a reality TV show was shot in the home.

Many people say they think the ad is in bad taste.

“I think the tactic is inappropriate,” said Drew Kastner of Mendham. “I don’t think they should be using that to try to help sensationalize the sale of the house.”

“I don’t think they should be doing it yet,” said Marie Beers from Randolph. “She’s not even in the ground.”

The asking price for Houston’s five bedroom, five bath and four car garage home is $1.7 million.

CBS 2 called the California real estate company that’s marketing the home to ask about the taste and timing of the ad, but the company didn’t return their calls.

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