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Will Whitney Lose Her Mansion?

11/16/2006 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney HoustonIf she was looking to cleanse herself of all traces of Bobby Brown, this might be one way to do it. Re-emerging songstress Whitney Houston might be forced to give up her New Jersey mansion in a sheriff's sale because she owes more than $1 million on the mortgage and she hasn't paid the taxes on the property.

According to local newspaper reports in New Jersey, the sale would take place in January, with Mendham Township owed about $83,000 in property taxes on the lavish 10-acre estate, which comprises two lots. Houston's rep denied that the property was in foreclosure, and Houston has, sources say, spent very little time at the Mendham house, and uses it largely to house relatives and friends. Houston spends the most of her time in Los Angeles.

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