Ashley Madison Hack to Make our Market even Tighter!

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Security and Anonymity Claims May be a Pinch Overstated!

The illicit affair website Ashley Madison was hacked last month which exposed the personal information, credit cards and email addresses of many of its 39 million users. The hackers said they wouldn’t release the data if Ashley Madison shut down. It didn’t, so they did.

Lawyers around the country are reporting an uptick in divorce-related calls from clients. Some receptionists are bearing the brunt of the calls as lawyers are in back-to-back meetings (in stark comparison to the client spouse’s back-to-front meetings).

While many will ultimately seek counseling (I’m sure couches will fill up quickly) and not divorce, the smarter ones will. After all, Ashley Madison isn’t about a regretful, intoxicated indiscretion. Ashley Madison is about paying a fee to schedule infidelity.

For those ultimately divorcing, family manses may pop onto the market as assets are split. However, cleaving a family in two will mean what was one home becomes two! For every divorce, one more homestead is created.

Cha-Ching on Realtor commissions, but yikes for buyers!

Want to check-up on a suspicious spouse? The complete data file can be downloaded here.

Of course the funny part is that Ashley Madison was embroiled in a lawsuit in 2013 over their creation of fake female profiles to give the illusion that there are ladies ready and waiting. In fact some estimate, 90 to 95 percent of the paid profiles are men. (The suit was filed because the profile creators claim carpel tunnel syndrome!)


Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is's condo/HOA and developer columnist, but also covers second home trends on An award-winning columnist, Jon has earned silver and bronze awards for his columns from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in both 2016, 2017 and 2018. When he isn't in Hawaii, Jon enjoys life in the sky in Dallas.

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  1. mmCandy Evans says

    It’s all quite naughty but I disagree, Jon. Divorces mess up 401ks and make you split estates and sell property, heaving riches upon the divorce attorneys and Realtors, desiccating kid’s college funds. I say forgive, get tested for STDs, and go on. Then just buy a SECOND HOME!

  2. Jon Anderson says

    That’s another reason why both parties should have their own incomes and retirement incomes. No one should be in a relationship they financially have to be in, only ones they want to be in.

  3. Jon Anderson says

    The link takes you to which hosts a link to the file (one of many places hosting a link). To download the file, you need a bittorrent client installed on your computer to manage the download. If you have a bittorent client, clicking on the symbol that looks like a magnet will open the bittorent client and start the download. The file is 10GB in size and consists of multiple parts. You can get a bittorrent client at or

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