Joe Biden’s House Endures the Media Swarm
Barack Obama’s intent to unveil Joe Biden as his VP choice via text message was scooped by the MSM (ooh, take that, bloggers!) as the media descended on Biden’s house last Friday and chronicled his every move — from walking his mother to her carriage house at 11 p.m. to TV stations shining spotlights down his Wilmington, Delaware driveway at 5 a.m. early Saturday morning, his nomination day.
As I researched Joe Biden’s house, I realized he found his house like a lot of us find our homes: by driving around neighborhoods where we want to live. According to Noam Scheiber of The New Republic:
Joe found it one night, a couple of years after he became a Senator. He was driving around, like he did back then. He was snooping around Greenville, streets of his dreams, when he saw it, all overgrown, boarded up. Some developer was going to knock it down because the four and a half acres were worth more than the house.
Yes, Joe is just like us: He drives around neighborhoods, looking for deals and opportunities.
Since Biden has not claimed his home on Zillow and updated his home facts, his Zestimate is way off at $1,329,000. We show a mere 1,803 sq ft for his home while the county records show two parcels for a combined square footage of 8,750 sq ft. I was able create my own Zestimate according to what I know about his home, coming in at $2,856,950, which is probably much closer to its actual value.
For some more information about Biden’s home, check out this post by Chickaboomer, who documents the history of Biden’s “compound.”