The Real Deal Miami

Miami Dolphins battling over home sale

January 01, 2011 04:37AM

Former Miami Dolphin Patrick Surtain is battling with current Dolphins
wideout Brandon Marshall over the home Marshall bought last month for
$4.15 million, one of the year’s biggest
athlete real estate deals
. Surtain and his wife have sued the
developer of the home, Landmark Custom Ranches, claiming they entered a
deal to buy the home in 2007 for $5.2 million. “It’s been a nightmare,”
said Michelle Surtain. “The strangest part about it, the part we can’t
understand or grasp, is how the [Marshall] closing even occurred. We had
the documents.” The builder declared the Surtains in default in March
2010 after they weren’t able to get financing because the appraised
value was $1.8 million less than the agreed-upon sales price. [Sun