By , Beckie Strum
Published June 16, 2017
President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens, N.Y., hit the rental market on Thursday, Mansion Global has learned.
A mystery investor snapped up Trump’s first home in an auction held days before his January inauguration for $2.14 million. The brick-and-stucco home has sat vacant ever since and has even attracted a few complaints from neighbors about overgrown grass, according to reports.
Now, the owner is looking to rent the home in the upper-middle-class neighborhood of Jamaica Estates for somewhere between $3,500 and $4,000 a month, said Jason Friedman, a Long Island luxury broker with the Friedman Team of Coldwell Banker, who is handling the rental.
The owner is listed in property records under a private company called Trump Birth House, LLC. Mr. Friedman said he could not disclose any details about landlord, saying only that the owner bought the home as an investment property.
Trump’s father, Fred Trump, built the five-bedroom house on Wareham Place, in Jamaica Estates in 1940. The home is listed as the president’s address on his birth certificate.
The family lived there until Trump was 4 years old, when they moved to a grander brick property on a nearby street also in Jamaica Estates.
The home has four-and-a-half bathrooms, a fireplace, formal dining room, sunroom, and a paneled study with oak floors. There’s also a two-car garage and a fully finished basement.
The next residents won’t pay a premium for the presidential pedigree, as the price will be similar to other five-bedroom homes in the neighborhood, which are renting for between $3,700 and $4,600, according to listing site Zillow.