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November 18, 2012 (Newswire) - This week's Top 10 homes spotlight at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com includes a home that might be a perfect fit for Mitt Romney. With the real White House not happening for Mitt, and since it goes without saying that he loves real estate, how about a carefully detailed replica of the original White House? It comes with its own Oval Room, Lincoln and State Rooms as well as the Truman Balcony. It is in McLean, Virginia for sale at $3,999,950.
In other home news:
Things seem to be slipping for The Donald. In addition to his never ending role as the butt of late night TV jokes, and adding Brian Williams to his long list of critics, Mr. Trump has had more than his share of recent business headaches. Trump Soho in New York City has had numerous problems since it was launched on The Donald's "Apprentice" TV show in 2006. Problems started during construction including neighborhood protests, financial delays, a worker who fell from the 42nd floor and was decapitated, and the discovery of human bones left over from a 19th Century burial vault. Sales have been painfully slow and 10 early buyers were given a 90% rebate on their deposits when it was discovered that sales reps misrepresented the early numbers about the building at 60% sold, when in actuality only 16% had been sold.
If that's not embarrassing enough, Trump was fired. That's what happened when the board of directors of Trump Plaza, also in New York, voted to change management companies and kicked him to the curb. Mr Trump is also the defendant in a number of lawsuits from investors who lost millions of deposit dollars in 2008 when the Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico didn't progress beyond a hole in the ground.
Also, Michael Jackson's Holmby Hills death home sold, and Robin Williams knocked $5 million off the asking price of his Tuscan vineyard paradise, Villa Sorriso.
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