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Governor’s former house included in booming housing market


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Count Gov. Ron DeSantis among homeowners with seller’s regret? The waterfront home near Jacksonville that DeSantis owned for nearly a decade until selling it after he moved into Florida’s governor’s mansion has climbed in value by an estimated 50% since the deal.

That means DeSantis effectively lost $232,000 by selling it just a year before the pandemic caused housing prices to surge across the United States. In an interview, the home’s new owners in Ponte Vedra Beach said they were enjoying their good fortune – and didn’t even know they were buying the governor’s house until months after the deal closed.

DeSantis, 43, lives with his wife and children in the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee and does not currently own any property, according to government financial disclosure paperwork he submitted a few months ago. He estimated his net worth at $348,832 – including about $164,000 that he and his wife…

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