Ben Carson puts West Palm Beach house on market, could reap tidy profit

Ben Carson and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in March. Photo by Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News

Ben Carson and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in March. Photo by Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News

Critics say Ben Carson isn’t familiar enough with housing and urban development to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s HUD secretary. But the neurosurgeon-turned-politician apparently knows enough to turn a tidy profit on a house flip.

Carson on Friday listed his home at 10942 Egret Pointe in West Palm Beach for $1.2 million. He paid $775,000 in January 2013.

Carson seems likely to get his price. Zillow estimates the house is worth $1.23 million, Redfin says it’s worth $1.15 million and the Palm Beach County property appraiser says it was worth $1.08 million as of Jan. 1.

Carson isn’t moving too far. In January, he paid $4.4 million for a mansion in Palm Beach Gardens, a 13,000-square-foot home on more than an acre.

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