Dee and Adair Margo put their Rim Road-area home on the market not too long ago. Click here to download the MLS listing for the four-bedroom, 4,716-square-foot home: Download Margo_home.pdf.
If you don't want to take the time to do that, these are the details:
Asking price: $785,000
Year built: 1930
Price per square foot: $166
Description (excerpts): "pampered," "updated," "stately," "a beautiful statement of gracious living"
Having admittedly little knowledge of the El Paso real estate market and knowing that the El Paso County Appraisal District valued the home at $395,962, I made a few calls to local realtors to get an idea whether that was a reasonable asking price.
As you may remember, where the couple lives has been an issue in Dee Margo's race against state Rep. Pat Haggerty, who has expressed doubts about whether the new residents of District 78 really plan to call the area home.
The Margos bought a lot in House District 78 on which they say they plan to build a one-story home to make life a little easier for their crippled housekeeper who has been with them more than two decades. They also moved into an apartment in district 78 so that Dee Margo can qualify to run against Haggerty in the Republican primary March 4.
Not surprisingly, the realtors I spoke with didn't relish the idea of getting in the middle of these unsavory politics. A couple who spoke on background said the price seemed realistic for the area and the number of luxury upgrades.