This week we learned that President Donald Trump doesn’t consider the environment a top priority. Neighbors of his childhood home, however, certainly do.
Located at 85-15 Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates, the five-bedroom, tudor-style house was Trump’s home until he was four-years-old, and has changed hands a few times in the past 12 months. But since it last sold in March, the house has become an overgrown mess with knee-high grass providing shelter for pests and cats, reports DNAinfo.
“It’s been left unkempt and anyone who sees it is going to consider it abandoned,” neighbor Deborah Ayala-Braun told DNAinfo. She worries that properties in the area may now see a drop in value instead of the boom that was expected.
The house at 85-15 Wareham Place first hit the market back in July 2016 for $1.65 million, then it was cut to $1.25 million, and finally it ended up going to auction that December when real estate investor Michael Davis nabbed it for $1.39 million.
Davis then sold it in March to an entity called Trump Birth House LLC for $2.14 million. According to The New York Times, the person behind the LLC is a woman from China.