Manipulation of home values

One of the reasons why officials and high profile individuals like actors, politicians prefer to invest in real estate is that the value of the home can be manipulated easily as they wish. These officials are ruthless in abusing their powers to harass, defame, cheat and exploit vulnerable people, often trying to implicate them in false cases, so that they can acquire the property cheaply.
These officials will then ensure that they are not accused of corruption, by saying that their victim sold the property or home to them willingly at a fraction of the market price of the home as they need the money urgently or some other personal reason.
Thus many powerful officials have multiple homes in different cities which are extremely valuable, yet acquired at a price which is a fraction of the market price of the home.