February 15, 1997 in Nation/World

Simpson’s Home A Hot Property

Associated Press

Whether he’s broke or not, O.J. Simpson can at least be sure that the value of his home is skyrocketing.

Elaine Young, the real estate agent who sold the Rockingham Avenue mansion to Simpson in 1985 for $1.4 million, said callers from around the world are offering to pay up to $1.5 million above its estimated value.

“O.J.’s house is the most infamous house in the history of all time,” she said. “This is definitely the most shown house on the news, most talked about house. There’s never been anything like it.”

The Brentwood mansion, which Simpson is not selling, has a big brick fireplace, hardwood floors, an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, a guest house and expansive grounds with rolling lawns. It’s also mortgaged to the hilt.

Young figures it would sell for around $4.5 million simply because Simpson owns it.

But will he ever sell it?

“I think O.J. will probably keep his house unless something unforeseen happens,” Young said.

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