Listing of the week: Marco Rubio's Miami home
The home, listed for $675,000, is considerably larger than others in the 'working-class' neighborhood. The asking price is more than Rubio paid at the height of the boom.
If you want to follow in the footsteps of Sen. Marco Rubio, who gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message this week, perhaps you’d like to own his home.
The Miami Republican is selling the two-story home he bought new in 2005. Asking price is $675,000.
Because prices in Miami have fallen about 50% since 2005, we’re not sure why Rubio thinks his home is worth so much more than the $550,000 he paid near the height of the market. Perhaps he is trying to cover his mortgages. The home has been for sale since November.
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Rubio’s home became news -- though not quite as famous as his water bottle -- after he mentioned it during his speech:
Mr. President, I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy.
The house is a typical two-bedroom new Florida suburban tract house: two-story living room, two-car garage, marble tile floors. The 2,649-square-foot home is not typical of the neighborhood, being both larger and newer. Only two of the 35 single-family listings for sale in the 33144 ZIP code are more expensive, and they are significantly larger, more than 4,800 square feet.
The neighborhood, west of Miami proper but much closer to downtown than many of the city’s suburbs, is mostly well-kept older concrete-block and stucco homes, most less than 2,000 square feet.
Rubio’s home has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, plus a pool with a nice patio area, on a 7,351-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.
According to The Daily Caller, Rubio wants to move his wife and four children to Washington, D.C.
What' worse, doing all your speeches/lies from a teleprompter or or drinking water several times?
I'll take the guy who is nervous enough to have a dry mouth over the lying sob in the white house.
The state of the country is crumbling;the President is playing chess with the Republicans and the media is an accomplice and you waste this valuable media outlet on Marco Rubio's thirst!!! Yeah were gonna make it just fine past the next economic collapse the Fed has been stalling QE1 QE 2 QE3 QE4 .pumping 85 billon dollars a month into the system which is ending up on Wall St is got to stop sooon enough;then what.Who's gonna lend up money for gas to put in our tanks and bullets in our guns if needed to defend the country f rom evildoers and people from the axis of evil and the death star.How we gonna maintain our nu-cu-lar arsenal. ??? That Marco Rubio ; and he wants to be my latex salesman.
BillS...please stop talking. You are a making a complete fool of yourself.
The demographics of this country have changed more in the past 20 years than the Republican Party can logically deal with. All that money poured into Mr. Romney's campaign didn't change the predicted outcome of the election. I am a 66 year old Baby Boomer who thinks Mr. Obama was handed a terrible set of realities from two wars, an imploding housing market, corrupt bankers and a few more that i may have forgotten. The Repubs are still trying to remove Obama from office and talking about his health care program throwing grandma from the train.
I think the Republicans are in for a really rough go in the midterm elections unless they figure out how to be more cooperative with the Democrat Senate and Mr. Obama.
I am a Vietnam Veteran who supports getting out of Afghanistan asap. $1.5 Trillion spent and what have we accomplished? I also support the use of drones to take out the bad guys if it saves one American soldier's life it is well worth the effort.
The right wing has, and has only had one agenda, the first day President Obama took office, Take him down. Get back the Presidency and House, pitch the middle and lower classes against each other for what little they don't take away, give the big banks, big energy companies, and all their own companies big tax breaks to send jobs whereever it is cheaper and easier so they can make more profits, WHILE waving the American Flag and Bible in our face and telling us if we were more American and more Moral, we could be well off like them becasue they deserve it and we don't. Too bad A LOT OF VOTERS finally woke up after 8 years of Geogie Boy and his psycho boy Dick Cheney, and everything the House did for 8 years to set up the big bank failures and the run amok corporate culture.
The bias of the media is overwhelming. When G.W.B. was president the Democrats had SOTU replies also. So stop the petty crap. You should be more concerned about the spending this administration has done. Mr. B.H.O. keeps buying yes buying the poor vote. That is his 'ace' in this game of lies and deception. Most if not all of his claims of what he has done are lies or might happen scenarios. Remember when he said that any bill that he signs will be available to the general public in plain english on CNN days in advance. Never happened! and the 899billion bill was passed in the middle of the night without their own party able to read it!!! BHO went out to Universities stating you all will be covered under Obamacare to the age of 26. No not true......Only select 26 year olds. Liar.....He stated in his address that his dozen or so new programs will not cost one dime to middle class taxpayers money. Dont be fooled. If you really believe that then he has done it again bought the poor vote....with promises he cant payfor unless the middle class pays. Now I am down about 8k in higher taxes and the loss of my raise due to cuts from Obamacare to the states for healthcare in hospitals. BHO has done nothing to reduce the deficit or cut spending. He will probably use the money used or the war in the middle east to pay for his dozen new plans instead of using those funds to reduce the deficit. See not one dime higher...Dont forget "middle class" to one person in Nebraska or Iowa is not the same as New York or California. His ways will guarantee there will be more poor and lower middle class. And a Broke Country......
People who lie get dry mouth.
I see the idiotic liberal media is finding another ridiuclous topic to write about. Nothing important pertaining to how Obama is a failed president but just about Rubio's house and his water bottle. Until the population becomes more educated on what politics are actually about and how our country was compared to where its going we will continue to go further in debt and become less powerful of a country. Lets talk about how Obama criticizes Romney for wanting to use horses and bayonets for our military while Obama is the one who wants to cut funding. Oh by the way North Korea you keep testing your nuclear weapons and if you come over here we'll fight you with our sling shots once we lose our 2nd ammendmant rights. =)
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.