The auction date for President-elect Donald Trump’s boyhood home in Jamaica Estates will be released within the next couple of weeks after the public bidding on the Tudor-style home located at 85-15 Wareham Place was postponed last month, according to the real estate firm handling the property.
The sellers originally scheduled the auction for Oct.19, but held back in order to give interested buyers more time to evaluate the home. It was not known whether they were hoping for a bump if Trump won the election.
The Trump family has not owned the house for years, but a copy of Trump’s birth certificate citing the address of the house on Wareham is included in the due diligence paperwork, which can be downloaded on Paramount USA’s webpage for the listing.
Paramount Realty USA previously listed the property at $1.65 million, but starting bid was just $849,000 when it was about to be auctioned in October. It features five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a half bath.
Bidders interested in participating are asked by Paramount to bring a bank check for $90,000 and the necessary due diligence paper work. The date for the auction is to be announced.
According to a DNAinfo map depicting how neighborhoods voted in New York City, Trump’s old neighborhood went blue, with small patches of red showing up less than a mile north of Jamaica Estates in Fresh Meadows, part of Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Fresh Meadows) district.
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