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6 Chicago athletes who took big hits in the housing market

From suburban condos to sprawling mansions, take a look at homes recently sold at a loss by Chicago athletes.

Former Bears player Nathan Vasher gets half of what he paid

Former Chicago Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher sold his five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house in Vernon Hills in October for $780,000.
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher sold his five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house in Vernon Hills in October for $780,000. (VHT Studios)

Former Chicago Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher and his wife, Brandi, sold their five-bedroom house in Vernon Hills on Oct. 15 for $780,000. Vasher, 38, played for the Bears from 2004 until 2009, including starting for the Bears in Super Bowl XLI. Read the entire article here.

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Longest-tenured Bears player Patrick Mannelly takes 20% loss on suburban home

Patrick Mannelly, a retired Chicago Bears long snapper and current WSCR-AM 670 The Score football analyst, and his wife, Tamara, sold their five-bedroom house in Libertyville in late July for $775,000. Mannelly, 45, was with the Bears from 1998 until 2014 and remains the longest-tenured player in team history. Read the entire article here.

Kyle Long sells suburban home at a loss

Retired Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long placed his five-bedroom mansion in Lake Forest on the market in July for $2.65 million.
Retired Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long placed his five-bedroom mansion in Lake Forest on the market in July for $2.65 million. (Jeff Bara)

Retired Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long on Thursday sold his five-bedroom, 6,238-square-foot mansion in Lake Forest for $2.5 million. Long took a loss on the mansion, which he bought in 2016 for $2.56 million. He first listed it in real estate agents' private listing network and found a buyer while it was still listed privately. Read the entire article here.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray sells suburban condo at a loss

Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray and his wife Jennifer sold their two-bedroom condominium in the vintage Calvary Barracks building in Highland Park on June 12 for $464,000.
Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray and his wife Jennifer sold their two-bedroom condominium in the vintage Calvary Barracks building in Highland Park on June 12 for $464,000. (Alissa McNicholas)

Chicago Bears quarterback Tyler Bray and his wife, Jennifer, sold their two-bedroom, 2,284-square-foot condominium in the vintage Cavalry Barracks building in Highland Park on June 12 for $464,000. Read the entire article here.

Sox legend Frank Thomas sells 6-bedroom home at 25% loss

Frank Thomas sold his six-bedroom home in Libertyville for $1.36 million.
Frank Thomas sold his six-bedroom home in Libertyville for $1.36 million. (Lake County Assessment Office)

Retired Chicago White Sox slugger and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and his wife, Megan, took a loss on their longtime six-bedroom home in Libertyville, selling it Friday for $1.36 million — some $440,000 less than they paid for it in 2007. Thomas, 52, played for the Sox from 1990 until 2005 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014. Since retiring, Thomas and his wife have lived in Las Vegas and in the Chicago area. Read the entire article here.

Toni Kukoc takes a substantial loss on home of nearly 30 years

Retired Chicago Bulls great Toni Kukoc sold his longtime house in Highland Park, Illinois, for $920,000. Kukoc and his wife paid about $1.2 million in late 1993 for the six-bedroom, 5,035-square-foot house. They took a substantial loss on the house, some 27 years after buying it. Read the entire article here.

Reporting by freelance writer Bob Goldsborough.

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