Skip to comments.Homeowner who triumphed over [Donald] Trump is moving on
Posted on 07/31/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 91 and, at last, ready to sell. But it remains to be seen if anybody still wants to buy.
Vera Coking has moved to California to be near her family. And the 29-room property she and her husband bought for $20,000 in 1961 and fought to hold onto is on the auction block Thursday for a $199,000 starting bid. The now-vacant property had been listed for $995,000 since September.
The long-running saga has paralleled the rise and fall of Atlantic City's real estate fortunes, which in recent months imploded. The decision to auction the property was made by Coking's family after they could not find a buyer in recent years, said Oren Klein of AuctionAdvisors, which is handling the sale.
"If Trump's thinking I'm gonna die tomorrow, he's having himself a pipe dream," she said then. "I'm gonna be here for a long, long time. I'll stay just to see he's not getting my house. We'll be going to his funeral, you can count on that."
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This tickled me this morning. :)
Is she the one who Burt Lancaster served”Breakfast-in-Bed”??
That woman has a way with words!
Good movie! “You should have seen the ocean back then!”
I have nothing but admiration for this woman, for standing up to that bullying POS Trump.
She’s hysterical. Finally someone even more obnoxious than The Donald. I love it.
Shes hysterical. Finally someone even more obnoxious than The Donald. I love it.
I can find nothing obnoxious about this woman in the linked story. Stubborn? You bet.
I don’t know what Trump offered her once upon a time but given that Atlantic City is dying (again) I’ll bet she would have been smarter to sell back then.Maybe even much smarter.
I did a little research and found that properties like hers were being bought up by Trump and others for a million or more...back in the early 80's.Back then a million dollars was a whole lotta money....back when gas was 50 cents a gallon and a nice house could be bought in most of the nation's suburbs for $50-75K.
I think I would be willing to be bullied by Trump if he offered me 20 times what I paid for something (after adjustment for inflation).
I mean obnoxious only in a good way in her case. LOL!
I was thinking along the same lines of the possibilities. Of course, this could have applied to a lot of people. But suppose she had sold for about 2 million, and then moved to California and paid cash for about 20 homes, and then sold them when housing hit its peak!
“If Trump’s thinking I’m gonna die tomorrow, he’s having himself a pipe dream,” she said then. “I’m gonna be here for a long, long time. I’ll stay just to see he’s not getting my house. We’ll be going to his funeral, you can count on that.”
2014 Flashback Bump! :)