One of the biggest real estate scoops was gotten by Candy Evans of Dallas Dirt this week who reported that President George W. Bush and Laura Bush have picked up a home on Daria Place in Dallas's Preston Hollow neighborhood. The new Bush home is far more modest than the White House. It is a four-bedroom, ranch-style home that according to the Dallas Morning News, appraises at nearly $2.1 million, but sold for considerably more. It is more than 8,500 square feet and has an estimated annual tax bill of about $44,000.
Traffic has already jammed up the home's quiet cul-de-sac with people stopping by to check out the house. The home was purchased in the name of longtime Bush family accountant Robert McCleskey and backs up to the estate of Mr. Bush's friend and former business partner Tom Hicks (an estate that includes a handy helicopter pad). Bush may be buying a house next door for added privacy.