Ex Florida First Lady Carole Crist Unloads Fort Lauderdale Condo, Shops For Hamptons Hangout!

Carole Crist
The Point of Americas building where former Florida First Lady Carole Crist sold a condo for $825,000 in June (MLS photo)

Former First Lady Carole Crist, wife of ex-Governor Charlie Crist, recently and quietly unloaded the fancy Fort Lauderdale condo she bought two years ago.

She made a few bucks, according to records, but a source close to the political wife says her reasons for selling included that she doesn’t like the Venice of America all that much.

The other reason: She’s looking for a vacation place in the Hamptons on Long Island!

Broward County records show Carole Crist, 46, paid $750,000 cash for an 11th floor condo at 2200 S. Ocean Lane, at the Point of Americas complex.

Crist, whose husband’s name was not on the deed, first listed it for sale in April For $879,000, records show.

But with very little interest in the 2,200-square-foot, two-bedroom unit, the asking price quickly melted down to $825,000, the price she finally sold it for June 30.

County permits show Crist put very little into the crib, except for some paint, carpeting and new sliding glass doors to a balcony that overlooks the large cruise ships that slide in and out of the port.

“She bought this place to be a little closer to her Miami socialite friend Lauren Sturges-Fernandez,” the source said. “But now, Carole wants a summer place in the Hamptons.”

Coincidentally, the Crists are selling another freshly-bought property on the beach near St. Petersburg, where Charlie is from.

According to published reports, the couple is selling a single-family house across the street from the Gulf of Mexico’s fine sand in St. Pete Beach. They bought the 1,600-square-foot place in both their names a year ago for $906,000 and it’s about to be listed for $1.3 million.

Charlie Crist is campaigning for the U.S. House of Representatives for a St. Petersburg area seat.

Carole Crist didn’t return a call for comment on her real estate moves.

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, excerpt posted on  SouthFloridaReporter.com July 19, 2016