Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is well-known for his massive estate in Belleair Beach, Florida. With over, 17,000 square feet, Howard's family did not have a need for a 5,000 square foot home in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, too. After almost three years on the market, Howard's Blue Bell home finally sold. The house went for much less than previously listed.
Philly.com's Emily Babay reports that Howard's house at 505 Deerfield Court sold for $5.525 million. The house was originally listed in 2014 for $2.95 million. After the pending house sell fell through, Howard put $500,000 worth of renovations into the house to help it sell. Babay reports that the house was listed again in May for 2015 and the house finally sold.
The sale does not mean that Howard plans to leave town anytime soon. Howard and his wife Krystle still own a condo in Rittenhouse Square. But with the mansion in Belleair beach for their primary home, the was no need to remain in Blue Bell, too.