Poor Mike Francesa. The guy just can't catch a break in the real estate market. He bought this Long Island summer home back in 2006 at the height of the housing bubble (paid $3.5M) and has spent the last four years trying to find someone to buy the money pit. He's now down to a $2.95M asking price after not changing his number for two years. Bonus: you get to see where Mike takes long baths. JUMP!
We love athlete houses with killer pools. Love 'em. Would buy one if this blog ever gets snapped up by a giant media company. Sure, Coed Media Group is cool and all, but our asses aren't going to be sitting next to one of these pools until Coed is snapped up. When that day comes, my ass is relocating to Southlake, TX where BC HQ will be at LaMarcus Aldridge's pad. Look at that pool. LOOK AT IT! So pretty.
Give Ricky Watters credit in handling the Florida housing crisis. He's persistent at trying to sell his Orlando house. The former NFL RB legend has spent eight years - on & off - trying to unload his 5,600 sq. ft. pad in the same Isleworth neighborhood where many PGA pros, Tiger Woods, Grant Hill, etc. call home. Watters hasn't played a down in the NFL since 2001, meaning he has the time to jerk around with having a house on the market. JUMP!
In the market for a multi-million dollar house that is currently owned by a professional athlete and the house must have a cool pool? Sure you aren't, but it's not a crime to look. Maybe you work at Facebook and need a house near San Francisco? Barry Zito is trying to sell a mountainside retreat with what has to be the best pool view in athlete houses currently on the market: $11.45M. Looking for a grotto? You can buy Devin Harris' house: $2.1M. More - JUMP!
You know what doesn't make sense about the $2,000,000 mansion that Mario Williams just bought in Orchard Park, NY? The place has the biggest library we've seen in modern athlete house history. Who knew Mario was such a fan of hardbacks? Not us. The guy signs a $100 million deal with the Bills and decides he can't live without a two-story library. Hell yes, we'd rip out the bookcases & build a climbing wall. But, that's just us. JUMP!
Have you been in the market for a giant house on three acres in the Louisville zip code and just can't find that perfect house? Rick Pitino has a house to sell that might be the perfect fit. Ignore the gaudy furniture and weird draperies. Focus on the pool with insane stonework and the man cave where you can impress your friends with tales of buying Rick Pitino's house. JUMP!
Poor Sugar Ray Leonard. The legendary boxer has spent the better part of three years trying desperately to unload his Orange County golf course house to no avail. We think there's a reason - besides the price - buyers are passing on this 6,700 sq. ft. home. It has nothing to do with the bedrooms or open floor plan. Take one look at that stupid pool setup Sugar has in the backyard. Have you ever seen a more worthless bridge to a Jacuzzi? JUMP!
Why would Barry Zito want to sell his house that's actually called the Villa Della Pace which has a romantic view of mountains and leafy valleys? Simple, the place has to be extremely boring. Can you imagine being a guy who likes going to grungy bars, expensive restaurants and then having to go home to this place? Not me. Maybe one of you idiots wouldn't mind spending $42,000 a month on this mortgage. JUMP!
Are you moving to Atlanta and need a place to hang your basketball memorabilia, drink beers, play pool, swim, chill with your homies and get a haircut all under one roof? NBAer Jason Terry has your forever house. According to Basketball Reference, this guy has made $87 million over his basketball career. Time to let the $1.9 million house go. Purchased for $1.76 million in 2003, Terry seems to be content pretty much breaking even on this shack. JUMP!
Greg Maddux's first MLB salary: $82,500. Last salary:$10mm. Career earnings: just shy of $154mm. However, the guy could literally drive down to the Bellagio and not a soul would realize that was a hall of famer playing at the $25 BJ table. Unassuming bazillionaire. Anyway, Maddux is unloading his Vegas dump with a couple cool pools. Don't say we didn't warn you about this Imperial Palace-like hell hole. JUMP!
We've been getting some emails from guys complaining that the only houses we run are ridiculous multi-million dollar mansions. Blah, blah, blah. Something about, "Yeah, but how some of the lesser known guys are living?" Ok, smartasses, you want to see how a seven-year vet making $1.5 million a year is rolling? Check out this suburban Chicago house that former Bears safety Chris Harris is trying to sell. The guy isn't exactly selling a Shangri-La. JUMP!
The athlete housing market had slowed to a trickle over the past seven days or so until Jazz guard Devin Harris went and listed his 7400 sq. ft. Dallas mansion for $2.1 million. Remember Harris? He had the four seasons in Dallas before being traded to the Nets in the Jason Kidd deal. During Harris' time in the Big D he bought this giant house. What do you get in this deal? Lots, and we mean massive amounts, of stone. And pools of water. JUMP!
The last time we heard from Wayne Weaver he was selling the Jacksonville Jaguars for $760 million and heading off into the sunset to live out his life without the thought of Blaine Gabbert throwing another INT. Now comes word that Wayne is saying "F-it, I'm unloading my 14,000 sq. ft. frat house." Dude is 77 and was asking $10 million. The Buy It Now price is now $5.5 million or you can purchase it at auction. Just imagine the poon that pool has seen. Stunning. JUMP!
Little late on this one only because most people don't really care about Greg Schiano or the house he's trying to sell in New Jersey since he'll be spending the next 3-5 years in Tampa. Is there a more uninteresting NFL hire like Schiano in the last 5 years besides Dick Jauron in Buffalo? Ok, Romeo Crennel needs to be in the same breath. Anyway, Schiano is selling his N.J. dump but let's all focus on Greg's couch collection. JUMP!
Want to buy Bubba Watson's North Carolina lake house and hope some of his Master's magic rubs off on you while you're in the swimming pool? This place can be yours for only $1,450,000. It's not massive, but you'll be throwing some wild lake parties on the insane outdoor patio and boat beer pier. Don't like to mow a lawn? This place is perfect and is only 3,400 sq. ft. to clean. JUMP!
How does Pete Sampras make his way onto Busted Coverage besides having a cute wife and the rare U.S. Open appearance? This house. This 16,000 sq. ft. house sitting on top of a mountain in Thousand Oaks, Califoria. This $20,000,000 contemporary masterpiece. For some reason, Pete is unloading it after having it built in 2009 for $25mm. You know how we know Sampras has brass balls? Because he's willing to lose $5mm on a real estate deal. JUMP!
We've done gone and solved your problems once again! That $40,000 burning a hole in your pocket -- this is what you need to do with it. Rent Miami Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas' Soho townhouse for a month! You'll even have $3,000 left over for call girls! The place even comes with an Old School poster in one of the bedrooms. This place has it all. Check it out in the Busted Coverage real estate listings. JUMP!