J Simpson’s former Miami home is on the market – and there aren’t many takers.
The listing for the four-bedroom home says that the “seller is very motivated,” and its price has been lowered after failing to find a buyer in the last six months. It is now on the market for $1.3m, down from $1.475m in November 2016.
It may be out of reach for Simpson when he is released on parole in October after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Simpson fell behind two years’ worth of mortgage repayments in 2013 and lost the house after it was foreclosed while he was in prison.
The 4,148-sq ft property has a guesthouse, swimming pool and small basketball court, and has been renovated by its current owner, with features including hurricane-resistant windows.
The former football player was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, but lost the civil case after being found liable for their deaths and was made to pay $33.5m.
Orell Anderson, an estate agent who valued Nicole Brown Simpson’s home in Los Angeles where she was murdered, said the property’s exposure to Simpson would be “detrimental” to the sale. It sat on the market for two-and-a-half years before being bought.