WESTON — Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino got sacked in the Broward real estate market for $90,000.
According to Broward County records, the face of the Fins for 17 seasons sold one of his investment properties in Weston two weeks ago at a loss of nearly 16 percent in over a decade.
The retired quarterback, who once lived in a 17,000-square-foot home with a moat so grandiose that filmmaker Oliver Stone used it to illustrate the riches of NFL players in On Any Given Sunday, unloaded a townhouse at Mariposa Pointe at Weston Town Center.
The deal was for $565,000 11 years after he bought it for $655,000, records show.
When Marino bought the crib, its value had doubled in the six years its first owner kept it.
Reminder, Dan: One makes money by selling high after buying low, not the other way around!
According to records, the 56-year-old Marino sold the 2,500-square-foot four-bedroom, two-bathroom place touted as “the largest model in Mariposa” on April 6.
From the outside, it looks like any suburban Florida townhouse. But it’s got its own elevator. And a two-car garage, according to real estate websites.
The broker with the listing, whose firm pledges five percent of its profits into the Dan Marino Foundation, didn’t return calls and a text for comment.
Marino, meanwhile, has been unloading his Broward real estate – at one point, he and Claire had a half dozen properties – as, a source close to Marino says, he spends an increasing amount of time in a $5.9 million beachfront house on the South Carolina island of Kiawah.
“He still has a place in Country Isles Manor in Weston worth about $700,000,” the source says, “but that’s about it. He’s not here that much.”