If you’re a true supporter of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, you could help the guy out by buying his home in Tallahassee, FL. The 2016 Republican presidential candidate from Florida has been trying to unload the property at 1484 Bent Willow Dr. that he’s owned since 2005.
What may have been a convenience when he was a state representative has become what Politico dubbed his “house of horrors.” Or at least an unnecessary real estate burden.
What’s so horrific about the home? Well, Rubio co-owns the place with his former state House colleague, scandal-plagued David Rivera. The two shared the residence until they both wound up in Congress. Since then, the home in the flood-prone neighborhood has been more of a millstone than major investment.
Under Rubio’s ownership, there was the added embarrassment of an initial foreclosure proceeding after some missed mortgage payments. The issue was quickly resolved when the politicians paid up.
With the glare of the nation’s media spotlight on the candidate, no doubt his property will be probed along with his policies. It’s no wonder he’d like to dump this place on priority.
Bonus? It’s a deal. The 1,228-square-foot house is going for $ 125,000—reportedly $ 10,000 less than what the two men paid for it a decade ago. He sounds like a motivated seller to us!
The home has a “great use of space” that includes a family room, dining room, and “open concept kitchen.” The deck overlooks a fenced-in backyard. What more could an aspiring politician desire?
The modest home is all about location: It’s only six minutes by car to the state House. And, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it could work as a crash pad during the legislative session for a public official or two.
A U.S. senator since 2010, the 43-year-old Rubio now lives in Miami with his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes, and their four kids.
His former crib is located in Timber Lake, a “private community of 240 residences,” according to the homeowners association. It’s a “family friendly community and evenings will find many of our neighbors walking.”
Plus you get bragging rights to owning the former home of a senator—one who hopes to one day change his address to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.