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Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher cuts asking price on 9-acre suburban compound

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Seeking just shy of $2 million, the former NFL star will likely lose money on the sprawling property

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Retired Chicago Bears’ defensive linebacker and recent hair restoration spokesman Brian Urlacher has cut the asking price of his 11,000-square-foot home in Mettawa, Illinois. While the 40-year-old former athlete first listed the suburban property last spring for a cool $3 million, its newly reduced price of $1.995 million is less than the $2.312 million he paid for the home in 2004.

Built in 1987, Urlacher’s enormous home features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It sits on a 9.4-acre gated lot with a pond, putting green, basketball court, two-story kids playhouse, two barns, and bee colonies (good for a property tax exemption). Over 14 years of ownership, the eight-time Pro Bowler put an additional $1 million into upgrades and additions including a 1,300-square-foot entertainment wing, listing agent Alex Wolking of Keller Williams told Crain’s on Wednesday.

The former Bears player put the property on the market in 2017 because he was spending more time in Arizona, reported the Chicago Tribune at the time. While it’s clear that Urlacher isn’t likely to see a big return on his suburban investment, it remains to be seen if the new sub-$2 million asking price will be enough to entice a new owner to take the plunge.