For sale: the childhood home of president-elect Donald Trump.
And since last Wednesday, the owners can expect to get a lot more money for it, as DNAinfo reports.
The 5-bedroom brick & stucco Tudor is located in the affluent Jamaica neighborhood in Queens. Trump lived here until he was four years old and recalled many fond memories of the house during an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show.
The 2,500-square foot house is set to go to auction soon. The owner of the auction house handling the deal believes that the value of the property has increased dramatically since the election.
“It’s no longer the childhood home of the Republican candidate, it’s now the childhood home of the current president-elect so that makes it part of an exclusive set of properties in this country,” Misha Haghani, owner of Paramount Realty USA, told DNAinfo.
“Once Trump is inaugurated, there will be only 45 properties in this country that are the birth homes of presidents so it becomes much more exclusive now,” he added.
The owners originally put the house on the market in October, but then decided to postpone until after the election. Their gamble seems to have worked according to real estate experts.
Tudor houses in the area usually sell for around $2 million, but a Trump fan might pay much more for it.
Right now, the house is listed as $1,650,000 and the auction starts at $849,000.
The auction will likely be scheduled for early December, you can read more about the property here.
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