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Alfonso Soriano sold his old place in Chicago for $2.9 million

Feb 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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I know this is usually Calcaterra’s beat, but as someone moving in a couple weeks and currently trying to rent out his house this is also suddenly an area of interest for me too.

Alfonso Soriano‘s old condo in Chicago has been on the market since September and the Chicago Tribune reports that he finally sold it … for $2.9 million.

According to the newspaper he originally bought the 3,828-square foot, 44th-floor penthouse–with two parking spaces!–in 2006 for $2.65 million and listed it for $2.95 million now, settling for slightly less after leaving it on the market for nearly six months.

  1. nymets4ever - Feb 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Another riveting article on RealEstateTalk. Stay tuned for a fun-filled discussion on broker contingent commissions.

    • stex52 - Feb 4, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Bingo! My vote for best comment of the morning ^^^^

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Still prefer it to A-RodTalk

    • jwbiii - Feb 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Would you prefer a career retrospective for Chris Jakubauskas?

  2. nymets4ever - Feb 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    All these BORING articles about ballplayers’ real estate transactions, yet somehow HardballTalk can’t be bothered to mention how Ben Bernanke, exiting Chairman of the Federal Reserve and diehard baseball fan, recently was gifted his own Washington Nationals-branded baseball card.

    Not that that’s mindblowing news either, but it’s certainly different and more interesting than seeing yet another enormous, undecorated, beige-filled bachelor pad no one cares about or can afford in the first place.

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      The less one has to read about Bernanke, the better.

  3. spudchukar - Feb 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Aaron, couldn’t you just rent out the upstairs? Buy a microwave and toaster oven for pop tarts and pizza rolls for the basement, and bank the cash. It isn’t like you ever use the upper rooms.

  4. slystone111 - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Where are you moving to?

  5. sportsnut101 - Feb 4, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    300k on return pretty nice

    • stex52 - Feb 4, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      250 K$ over eight years is a return of about 9%. That compounds as a 1%/year rate of return. Now, of course he was living in it.

      But as an investment that is a lousy rate of return.

  6. moogro - Feb 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Great move, Aaron. It’s a required rite of passage in Minnesota to move from the ‘burbs to (south) Minneapolis if you want to get dates.

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