Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fumo screwed by lousy housing market

State Sen. Vincent Fumo is having a hard time unloading his Spring Garden mansion. Yesterday, realtors Prudential Fox and Roach dropped the price of the Fumo screwed by lousy housing market

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The Spring Garden Home

State Sen. Vincent Fumo is having a hard time unloading his Spring Garden mansion. Yesterday, realtors Prudential Fox and Roach dropped the price of the 27-room Victorian home from $6.9 million to $5.9 million.

What a steal!

Fumo put the house, located at 22nd and Green, on the market in October. He needs the cash to pay the legal bills associated with his federal corruption trial.

We would love it if someone would take a tour of the place and tell us about it. In addition to six bedrooms and seven full baths, the house boasts a wine cellar, an indoor shooting range, a roof deck, a separate guest suite and separate servants' quarters.

Fumo has also put his lavish Florida vacation home up for sale. According to the Intercoastal Realty website, that house is still on the market also.

Fumo also owns a New Jersey beach house and a Harrisburg-area farm.  

Authorities allege that Fumo used his clout with the state Senate, with the community group, Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods Inc., and with the Independence Seaport Museum, to receive goods and services valued at more than $2 million for his personal and political benefit.

The trial is supposed to begin in September.

 

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