A firm which knows how to get attention for its press releases has calculated the market value of the White House:
Real estate Web site Zillow.com today announced it has calculated a Zestimate(R) value for the White House were it actually a home that could be bought and sold. That estimated value - $308,058,000 - would make this by far the most expensive residence in the United States, however still more than $23 million less than its value one year ago. Zillow(R) calculated this value using its proprietary Zestimate algorithm that determines a home's estimated worth today based on public data and recent sales.
It's also calculated that the monthly payment would be $1.48 million, not including the taxes and insurance escrow.
The firm has also calculated that the market value of the White House has declined by 7.2% this year which is a much smaller hit than many Americans have taken.