Home-Field Advantage: 5 Football Related Real Estate Deals

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Source: http://www.realtor.com/

Source: http://www.realtor.com/

The football field isn’t the only battleground where players and coaches find victory and defeat. The real estate market can hit just as hard as a defensive tackle, or surprise a seller with a Hail Mary pass. As the 2013 season draws to a close, check out which football legends broke through the line, and whose passes were intercepted by the market.

1. Christian Ponder

The Minnesota Vikings had a record of 5-10-1 for the season, but fortunately Ponder, the team’s quarterback, fared slightly better in the real estate world. He sold his Excelsior, Minnesota property a few days before Christmas. Ponder and his wife were able to sell their home for $1.062 million, only $33,000 below the original asking price.

In 2012, the couple purchased the home for $880,000. There are five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and an exercise room within its 5,540-square-feet of space. Outside are tennis courts and a hot tub. The property is situated on Lake Minnetonka and a boat dock is accessible.

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