- Title: Trump childhood home is put up for auction in New York
- Date: 17th January 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 17, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE OF STREET IN QUEENS WHERE TRUMP'S CHILDHOOD HOME IS AT 85-15 WAREHAM PLACE, JAMAICA ESTATES, NEW YORK CLOSE UP OF SIGN READING (English): "WAREHAM PL" VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF FRONT DOOR CLOSE UP OF MAILBOX CLOSE UP OF "85-15" VARIOUS OF MAN STANDING IN FRONT DOORWAY CLOSE UP OF U.S. FLAG VARIOUS OF WINDOWS VARIOUS OF HOME WREATH ON FRONT DOOR ROCK WITH "85-15" VARIOUS OF HOME VARIOUS OF SIGN READING (English): "AUCTION TUES, JANUARY 17" PAN OF STREET
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- Keywords: Donald Trump Trump Queens Jamaica Estates auction childhood home
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / INTERNET
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES / INTERNET
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment
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- Story Text:A house on a leafy New York City street where President-elect Donald Trump lived as a toddler is being auctioned off by a fellow real estate investor who bought it just last month.
An auction firm was accepting sealed bids through 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Tuesday (January 17) for the five-bedroom, Tudor-style home in the borough of Queens where Trump lived until age 4.
The winner of the auction would not immediately be known because the seller plans to consider the bids for as long as a few days, Misha Haghani, a principal at Paramount Realty USA, told Reuters in an email.
Trump, who is due to move into the White House on Friday after being sworn in as president, has said that he would like to own the house.
Paramount Realty USA markets the property as Trump's childhood home and as a chance to own a piece of history. Built around 1940 by Trump's father, the late real estate magnate Fred Trump, the house has a five-car driveway, a fireplace, a sun room and a paneled study.
Real estate investor Michael Davis purchased the house in December for $1.39 million, according to property records. He did so sight-unseen, without even driving by the house, the New York Post reported.
Haghani declined to speculate on a possible winning price. Offers needed to be accompanied by a deposit of 10 percent.
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