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Just like the rest of the homes in America — the White House’s value — its Zestimate® home value — has had its ups and downs. While Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries views the fluctuation through the lens of the recent housing recession, talk show host Jay Leno has a different theory to why the White House‘s worth has changed:

“[The home] is near a high crime area — Congress!” Leno quipped last night in his monologue.

See the entire joke in The Jay Leno Show clip below. The mention begins at 2:23.

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Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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