Former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida was recently listed as “sold” on Zillow several hours after his booking in a Georgia jail — but Trump’s kin insist that the listing was erroneous.
Real estate experts highlighted that the Zillow listing for the expansive Palm Beach resort showed it had been “sold” on Aug. 4 for an impressive $422,000,000. Notably, the estate’s address at 1100 South Ocean Boulevard aligns with Trump’s 58-bedroom, 33-bathroom coastal property. This alleged sale date coincides with the day following Trump’s arraignment in Washington, D.C., on federal charges accusing him of unlawfully attempting to retain power post his electoral defeat to former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Daily Express suggested in a recent report that the property’s “sale” seemed to be linked to a company under the ownership of Donald Trump Jr. Yet, sources familiar with Trump Jr. clarified to The New York Post that he neither had involvement in nor awareness of such a transaction. By the afternoon of the following Friday, all mentions of the Aug. 4 “sale” had disappeared from the Zillow listing, marking the property as “Off Market.”
“Mar-a-Lago has absolutely not been sold nor will it ever be,” the former president’s other adult son, Eric Trump, told the New York Post. “This rumor is categorically false.”
Upon Trump’s submission to Georgia authorities, he collaborated with a local firm to cover his $200,000 bond. Although Trump’s campaign has been vocal about the funds raised post his indictment in Manhattan for allegedly falsifying business records and by special counsel Jack Smith for purportedly hoarding national security documents at Mar-a-Lago, there has been a noticeable silence about money raised after the latest two indictments. This is despite the promotion of merchandise featuring the 45th president’s image.
The Associated Press reported earlier this month that Trump’s political venture has expended over $42 million this year, with a significant portion allocated to legal expenses stemming from the intricate legal challenges confronting Trump and his associates.
Mar-a-Lago was constructed in the 1920s by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and was acquired by Trump in 1985 for a mere $2 million. The Zillow data reveals that the property’s last sale occurred on April 6, 1995, the very day Trump transformed the residence into an exclusive club. Trump and his family maintain a private dwelling within the Mar-a-Lago premises.
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