The Cubs may have struck out of the MLB Postseason, but former Cubs player and current team TV analyst David DeJesus is hoping for better luck in the real estate market.
DeJesus and his wife, Kim, have again listed their Wheaton mansion, after trying for years to sell the home, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 6,700-square-foot home is listed at $1.3 million, the seventh price cut for the mansion.
The couple originally listed the home in June 2015 for $1.6 million. Its price was dropped six times before settling at $1.3 million and then was taken off the market in July 2017.
The home was re-listed in late September with the current asking price.
The couple is selling the home because, with his baseball career over, DeJesus doesn’t have to live in a cold climate anymore, he told the Tribune. (Kim DeJesus, an actress, is originally from Wheaton.)
DeJesus, who works as a Cubs analyst for NBC Sports Chicago, played for the team in 2012 and 2013. He bought the Wheaton home in 2011 for $1.1 million, according to the Tribune.
The three-floor home at 28 Muirfield Circle has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a basement bar and a brick patio, according to the listing.
DeJesus is not the only member of the Cubs family making real estate news.
Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo recently listed a mansion of his own, this one in his childhood home of Parkland, Florida. Team owner Tom Ricketts also got into the home-selling market, selling his Wilmette home to Loyola University basketball coach Porter Moser.
While some Cubs are cashing in on their estates, a number of players have been busy buying homes in the area. Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish this summer bought a lakeshore Evanston mansion for $4.55 million, and outfielder Jason Heyward paid $6.9 million to join a number of local celebrities at No. 9 Walton in the Gold Coast. [Chicago Tribune] — Joe Ward