KENDALL — After five price cuts, the Kendall house where disgraced football legend O.J. Simpson lived for seven years before he was arrested for a robbery in Las Vegas is finally under contract.
If all goes well, public records show, a yet-to-be-identified buyer is due to close on the house over the next few days.
The latest price for the expansive property at 9450 SE 112th Street was $1.29 million.
A realtor in the area who didn’t work on the deal and asked to remain nameless said the house is rumored to have been sold for $1.2 million — twice what the Buffalo Bills great paid for it when he moved to Florida in September 2000.
“It took a while but the seller made a few bucks,” the source said.
Simpson lost the house in bankruptcy while in prison. The current owner, Weston resident Fernando Isturiz, bought it in 2013 for $513,000 but poured several hundred thousand into the now totally-redesigned house.
Last year, Isturiz had the property on the market for $1.47 million.
Simpson was released from a Nevada prison Oct. 1 after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for robbery and kidnapping.
He told the parole board in Nevada he’d move back to Florida at his release but corrections authorities in Tallahassee say they have not received the paperwork Simpson needs to file to be allowed to move back here.
Simpson moved to Miami-Dade County in 2000 to take advantage of laws that protect a homestead from seizure to pay for judgements.
At the time, the families of murdered ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friendRon Goldman had won $33.5 million against Simpson after a civil court jury found him liable for the 1994 deaths although a criminal court jury found him not guilty in the double murder.
Within days of his move, the property in an otherwise sleepy part of Kendall became a tourist destination.