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Carlos Zambrano puts suburban Chicago home on the market

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is selling his suburban home.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is selling his suburban home.

Controversial Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is listing his home in suburban Chicago River Forest for $969,000. His future with the team is in doubt after he was suspended in August for the rest of the season.

The six-bedroom, nearly 4,000-square-foot home has four bathrooms, a loft, finished lower-level, three-car garage, and a sunken great room with a wall of windows and vaulted ceilings. Zambrano bought the home in 2006 for $1.199 million.

"This house (in River Forest) is just absolutely great for entertaining," listing agent Jessica Rivera told the Chicago Tribune. "It has a wonderful open feel and it just has a lot of room."

The 30-year-old pitcher lived in the home for a year and a half before buying a $2.66 million home in Lakeview, the neighborhood where Wrigley Field is located.

Moving trucks may be a more common sight in River Forest as the housing market improves. The average listing price for homes there for the week ending September 21 was $543,392, down 0.4 percent from the previous week, according to Trulia. The median sales price from June 2011 to August 2011 was $545,000, up 17 percent from the same period in 2010.