By SUSAN GALLEYMORE
Forty-three men have served a total of 56 terms in the Oval Office. With Presidents Day around the corner — on Monday, Feb. 20 this year — and an election ahead, let’s take a look at what this nation’s top commanders in chief over the past 40 years have called home.
President Barack Obama
The Obamas purchased a 6,199-square-foot, two-story single-family home at 5046 S. Greenwood Ave., in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood, in June 2005 for $1.65 million — $300,000 less than the asking price.
At about the same time, businessman and Obama campaign supporter Antoin "Tony" Rezko and his wife, Rita, purchased a vacant lot adjoining Obama’s property for $625,000, the full price. Obama purchased a portion of that lot six months later from Rezko for $104,500.
(After a federal investigation culminated in Rezko’s conviction for corruption, Obama explained to the Chicago Sun Times, "I regret that while I tried to pay close attention to the specific requirements of ethical conduct, I misgauged the appearance presented by my purchase of the additional land from Mr. Rezko.")
The Obamas’ Greenwood Avenue home is currently estimated to be worth approximately $1.19 million.
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