Ron Paul Seizing Power of the Internet to Sell His Home

Source: Esquire Magazine

Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) has long been an advocate of people doing things for themselves — in politics or elsewhere, so it’s not surprising that he’s selling his house via the Internet without a real estate agent or broker.

The two-time presidential candidate is selling his home in Lake Jackson, TX for $325,000, perhaps in preparation to make a third attempt at the White House. According to the National Journal, Paul is expected to announce his presidential candidacy today.

He first announced the sale on his Facebook page, directing people to

Carol and I are selling the house we lived in for over 40 years. If you or someone you know is moving to the Houston/Galveston/Lake Jackson area, they can get more information through this website.”

Ron Paul’s home (pictured in Google’s Street View, above) is a typical single-family Texas home and contains 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and has a pool, office, and craft room. Built in 1958, it’s a total of 5,500 square feet and is sited on nearly half an acre. What sets this piece of Lake Jackson real estate apart however, is Paul’s selling point:

Great house and a great piece of history. The same home-office Dr. Paul used for 42 years. Generations of Liberty loving kids have grown up here, and you can continue the tradition.”

Located less than an hour from Houston and 10 minutes to Surfside Beach, homes in Lake Jackson have a median list price of $139,800.