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.