As the newly elected POTUS Joe Biden and his second-in-command Kamala Harris adjust into their new role-earned residencies- the White House and the Blair House, both politicians still hold on to their old properties. Although not nearly as lavish as their new dwellings, their current real estate portfolio is definitely worth looking into.
Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
JOE BIDEN’S CURRENT HOLDINGS
The coronavirus lockdown bored people out of their wits, probably. That’s the only explanation we have for a meme going viral, claiming Biden owned the largest estate in his state. Don’t believe everything you see on the internet, kids. Until 1996, he owned a historic chateau-like home in Wilmington, Delaware, which was served as the headquarters for his brief 1998 election campaign. Upon getting the mansion of his hands, he invested $350,000 in 4-acre lakefront property, on which a 7,000-square-foot Colonial-style mansion was built. According to Zillow, the property is now valued at $2.9 million.
Recently, following their time in office, the family invested in a Rehoboth Beach vacation home worth $2.7 million. The beach house is located close to the Cape Henlopen State Park and carries six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms within it, as revealed by sources close to the family. Aside from that, the President has called other properties his home, such as a mansion in McLean, Virginia, which the family rented for $20,000 a month.
KAMALA HARRIS’S CURRENT HOLDINGS
Harris’s marriage to Doug Emhoff in 2014 came with the added advantage of a $5 million Brentwood mansion. The four-bedroom property is under the couple’s joint ownership now and is evidently their favorite out of all the properties they own.
Additionally, just a mile away from the San Francisco Superior Court, Harris bought her first 1,000-square-feet loft-style apartment after bagging a job as a district attorney, marking her down as the first Black attorney in California.
The unit was worth $489,000 back in 2004 and is now valued at $890,000. However, her fanciest property is a two-bedroom $1.775 million ultraluxe condo in Washington D.C. Sitting on 1,700-square-feet, the condo comes with a building concierge and a heated rooftop swimming pool.
KAMALA STAYING IN THE WHITE HOUSE’S GUESTHOUSE?
Traditionally, the vice-president-elect resides in the U.S. Naval Observatory, one of the country’s oldest scientific agencies. However, an aide to Harris revealed that the property is currently undergoing renovations, which need to be conducted with the home unoccupied.
Although not requested by either Kamala or Doug, the Navy thought it best to completely renovate the vice president’s building. Until then, the couple is staying right across from the White House, in what is known to be its guesthouse.