Top 20 Real-Estate News Involving NFL Players
NFL players are superstars in the world of sports, which means that they can surely afford expensive cars and expensive homes. When it comes to property, these guys usually own some of the most extravagant and luxurious houses in their neighborhoods, but since many of them have to switch residences according to their career requirements, they often end up buying and selling houses on a regular basis. Here is our top 20 of the most outstanding homes bought or sold by NFL players:
Robert Griffin III’s 3-Acre Estate
Since he is definitely planning to stay in D.C. for a while on account of his career, Robert Griffin III decided to purchase a fantastic 3-acre property that includes an 8,800-square-foot mansion. The cost of his acquisition was no less than $2.5 million, but it’s all worth it considering he gets to enjoy an indoor elevator, a Jacuzzi, a library, a game room as well as a stone wine cellar. We imagine that the accommodation options are quite impressive as well.
Jay Cutler’s Home in Chicago
Jay Cutler and his wife, Kristin Cavallari, gave up on a superb condo in Chicago in order to lease an even more amazing home in the suburbs of the famed city. The lavish mansion offers 6,718 square feet of living space and is located on a 0.75-acre lot. Conveniences include a gourmet kitchen, a marvelous master suite, a wood-paneled library and many more.
Rob Gronkowski’s Lavish Abode in Tampa
Pro Bowl New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski decided to sell his lavish pad in Tampa, Florida for $2.4 million. The home features 4,781 square feet of living space and ensures ample opportunities for entertainment with its iPhone-controlled surround sound systems and 10 flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include fish tanks as well as a wood-paneled elevator.
Troy Aikman’s Home in Dallas
Troy Aikman is a famous Dallas Cowboys quarterback who owns a very impressive residence in Dallas’ Highland Park. The home in question has 10,662 square feet of living space and apparently set Troy back $4.6 million, which is definitely a lot cheaper than his former $24 million mansion that he was highlighting back in 2011.
Jerry Rice’s Former Residence in Atherton, California
Jerry Rice is a famed wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He decided to sell his lavish home in California for no less than $22 million in 2007, but he ended up with just $9 million in the end. The home features 13,908 square feet of space and sits on a 1.2-acre lot. Amenities include an All-Pro workout facility and half-a-million dollars worth of weight-lifting equipment. There’s also a sauna and a steam room with a cold plunge for relaxation purposes.
Keyshawn Johnson’s Mansion in Calabasas, California
Keyshawn Johnson definitely had some difficulty in selling his majestic mansion in Calabasas, California, since his original price was no less than $10.5 million. He soon decided to shrink the price down by exactly $2 million, but the home is no longer listed for sale at this time. The huge 11,746-square-foot villa features its own sunken basketball court, game room and modern swimming pool.
Ray Lewis And his Maryland Home
Ray Lewis is moving on to bigger things at ESPN and so he is ready to part ways with his exquisite home in Maryland, Baltimore. He is asking just $1.1 million for his property in Owings Mills, which is not a whole lot considering that it comes with its own Olympic-sized pool, a large fish tank and a massive master suite with its own shoe closet.
Walter Jones’s Home in Huntsville, Alabama
Walter Jones is struggling to sell his house in Huntsville, Alabama since 2011, when he put it on the market for $3.5 million. Whether that’s a lot or not, we don’t know, but what we do know is that this thing comes with its own football field, and that has to count for something.
Chris Cooley’s Home in Leesburg, Virginia
Chris Cooley is a former Washington Redskin that is currently selling his home in Leesburg for $2.5 million. The residence flaunts 3 floors and features 6 bedrooms as well as 7 and a half bathrooms. Other details involve a master suite with its own Jacuzzi as well as a media room, a gated wine cellar, an elevator and a chef’s kitchen.
Greg Jennings’s House near Lambeau Field
Greg Jennings was the subject of some controversy earlier this year when he decided to list his home in De Pere, Wisconsin for $525,000. Even though he left Green Bay for Minnesota, his house is still located near Lambeau Field.
Tony Dorsett’s Property in Dallas
Tony Dorsett has decided to leave Frisco, Texas in March, and so he listed his gorgeous brick-line estate for no less than $950,000. He has since chopped off $20,000 from the asking price, but the home is still without a new owner as far as we know. The stunning house offers 5,500 square feet of living space and features fantastic finishes such as hand-scraped wood flooring.
Alex Smith Sells His Los Gatos Home
When Alex Smith was traded by the 49ers to the Chiefs, he immediately decided to sell his home in Los Gatos, California. Highly accessible, the home can be found just 30 minutes away from Levi’s Stadium, and it boasts 5,650 square feet of space. The master suite alone measures 1,200 square feet, which is why we’re not all that surprised to find out that the asking price is $3.5 million. Other conveniences involve a swimming pool, a wood-paneled kitchen, a wet bar and a home theater.
Brian Cushing’s Mansion in Missouri City, Texas
Brian Cushing listed his property in Missouri City for $1.4 million in January 2011, but he has since decided to lower the price by as much as $200,000. The home in question offers 7,000 square feet of living space and flaunts its own media room and swimming pool. Accommodations include 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
Shaun Alexander’s Parcel on Cougar Mountain
Fortunate landowner Shaun Alexander wants to sell a piece of his property in Issaquah, Washington for $3.5 million. The parcel in question measures 5.61 acres and is located atop Cougar Mountain, but Alexander also plans to sell a lavish retreat measuring 11,000 square feet, which comes with its own home theater, salon and 8 bedrooms.
Brent Jones’ Farm
Brent Jones is a former tight end for the San Francisco 49ers who is selling his fabulous home in Danville California. The listing price almost $5.2 million, even though he initially paid less than $1 million for the property in 2004. The villa measures 7,187 square feet and comes with its own infinity pool and vineyards.
Orlando Scandrick’s Modern Mansion in LA
Orlando Scandrick’s offering is located in Hollywood Hills and was bought in 2011 for $2.1 million. The house is now being sold for $2.85 million and features 3,353 square feet of living space that include a sunken spa as well as a top-floor master suite.
Jermon Bushron’s Home in Vernon Hills
Jermon Bushron recently signed a 5-year contract for $35 million with the Chicago bears, and now he is doing the smart thing by investing in real estate. He spent $790,000 on this fantastic 4-bedroom home in Vernon Hills, Illinois that is located on a golf course. The house impresses with Brazilian cherry floors and with its own swimming pool.
Lance Briggs and His Desert Estate
Since Lance Briggs is doing quite well financially, he eventually settled to lose quite a bit of money when he listed his home in Paradise Valley at a loss. He purchased the 6,800 square-foot residence in 2007 for about $3.1 million, but he listed it for just $2.4 million, which is clearly a $700,000 loss.
Elvis Dumervil Makes A Serious Purchase
Elvis Dumervil’s newly signed deal with the Baltimore Ravens will make him richer by $35 million, which is why he can definitely afford to spend $2,3 million on a mansion in Florida. The lavish abode offers 7,900 square feet of living space as well as 7 bedrooms and is packed with all sorts of high-end conveniences such as a wet bar, a movie theater and a game room.
Dashon Goldson Buys 3 Apartments in Marina Del Rey
Dashon Goldson also inked a generous contract of his own with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is worth no less than $41.25 million. Even though he was already the proud owner of a luxury condo in Marina Del Rey, California, he decided to buy 3 more in the past year alone.