One day before President Obama’s State of the Union, Vice President Joe Biden told CNN’s Gloria Borger that when Biden’s son Beau, Attorney General of Delaware, became sick, Obama offered to give Biden money to help out. At the time, during private meetings, Biden mentioned to the President that he worried how Beau’s family would get on if Beau had to quit his job. The VP told Borger, “I said, ‘But Jill and I will sell the house. We’ll be in good shape.’” Biden said Obama said “promise me you won’t sell the house,” and “I’ll give you the money.”
Joe Biden’s house is located on 1209 Barley Mill Road in Wilmington, Delaware. According to Richard Ben Cramer’s 1993 book What It Takes: The Way to the White House: “Joe found it one night, a couple of years after he became a Senator. He was driving around, like he did back then. He was snooping around Greenville, streets of his dreams, when he saw it, all overgrown, boarded up. Some developer was going to knock it down because the four and a half acres were worth more than the house.” Today Zillow estimates the value of the house to be about $2.8 million.