Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mike Huckabee sells North Little Rock house for $660,000, downsizes in LR

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click to enlarge HUCKABODE: The former governor down-sized and hopped across the river with real estate transactions in June. The former governor will still have a place to stay when visiting grandkids in Arkansas.
  • HUCKABODE: The former governor down-sized and hopped across the river with real estate transactions in June. The former governor will still have a place to stay when visiting grandkids in Arkansas.

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee finally sold his Shady Valley house in North Little Rock, with the property changing hands for $660,000 on June 1, according to the county assessor's records. The house was sold to Billy and Linda Morden.

Huckabee bought the house to prepare for post-gubernatorial days in 2006 for $525,000. He put it on the market in 2013 for $850,000. His main home now is in income-tax-free Florida, a $3 million beachfront property in Santa Rosa Beach. June 3, two days after the North Little Rock home sale, he bought a 3,000-square-foot home at 107 Claremore Court in Little Rock for $230,000. He has children and grandchildren in Little Rock.

I learned of the property transaction in a happy way — a story by former colleague Stephen Steed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Steed had endured some health setbacks recently and it's good news to see him back at work

Steed's report says the buyers of the Huckabee home, professed long-time admirers of the former governor, got most of the Huckabees' furniture thrown in on the deal, though not a well-stocked gun safe. A pretty picture of the Ten Commandments was included, Mrs. Morden said.

click to enlarge SOLD: The former Huckabee home at 1134 Silverwood Trail, North Little Rock.
  • SOLD: The former Huckabee home at 1134 Silverwood Trail, North Little Rock.

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