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Michael Jordan returns to his roots, buys in North Carolina

comp:0000512cd9aa:0000002685:2ce8 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p>He&#8217;s best-known for his time in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/chicago-il/">Chicago</a>, but Michael Jordan is also a North Carolinian; he spent most of his childhood there, played for the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/nc/">North Carolina</a> Tar Heels and is now majority owner of the NBA&#8217;s Charlotte Bobcats.</p> <p>It only makes sense that the basketball legend should own a home there as well. <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/michael-jordan-purchases-a-home-for-in-cornelius-north-carolina-022613">According to Fox Sports</a>, Jordan recently paid $2.8 million for <a href="http://www.zillow.com/cornelius-nc/">a home in Cornelius, NC</a>, just 22 miles from where the Bobcats play.</p> <p>Jordan snagged the home at a significant deal. Originally listed for $3.99 million in 2011, the bank foreclosed on the home in August 2012, and it later was relisted for $3.49 million. Sitting on a lot jutting into Lake Norman and on the seventh hole of the The Peninsula Golf Club, Jordan&#8217;s new digs are private and gated.</p> <p>Built in 1993, the home measures 12,310 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and a two-story great room that opens out to a terraced patio, which holds an enormous pool and spa. An expansive basement holds room for a personal gym and entertainment center.</p> <p>Jordan owns an extensive collection of real estate. His <a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-02-29/michael-jordans-chicago-estate-hits-the-market-for-29-million/">custom estate in Chicago is currently on the market, </a>and he bought a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/jupiter-fl/">Jupiter, FL home</a> on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course last year. He also owns a place in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/salt-lake-city-ut/">Salt Lake City</a> and reportedly a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/charlotte-nc/">condo in Charlotte.</a></p> <p>Jordan&#8217;s personal life has kept him just as busy as his real estate endeavors; the 50-year-old recently <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/michael-jordan-gets-engaged-to-model-girlfriend?urn=nba,wp12585">proposed to his longtime girlfriend in December 2012</a>.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-02-11/bob-costas-sporting-new-digs-in-newport-beach-ca/">Bob Costas Sporting New Home in Newport Beach</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-01-23/nfl-stars-score-with-super-size-homes/">NFL Stars With Super-Sized Homes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillowblog.com/2012-08-22/houses-featured-in-sports-movies/">Homes Featured in Sports Movies</a></li> </ul> </div>
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