News: Drake Finally Sells Luxury $2.6 Million Crib, Miami Heat Star Purchases Drizzy's Home
Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 9:03AM
Young Money star Drake has finally sold his pricey luxury Florida mansion to hometown Miami Heat basketball star Mario Chalmers.
According to reports, the five-bedroom crib sold for just over $2.5 million on Thursday (March 8).
South Beach-based attorney Matthew Krieger represented Miami Heat player Mario Chalmers in the $2.6 million purchase of a five bedroom, six bath condo (created by merging two units together) at the Marquis in downtown Miami. Seller? Aubrey Graham, better known as Canadian rapper Drake. (Miami Herald)
Real estate agents have spoken on just how luxurious the rapper's now-former crib is.
A great deal, according to listing agent Jill Eber, considering that the apartment is located in one of Miami's "most elegant" buildings, the Marquis Residences. The new buyer, like Drizzy Drake before him, will enjoy 20-foot ceilings, glass walls, marble staircases and views of Biscayne Bay. The Marquis also offers A-list amenities such as an open-air sky pool deck, a signature spa and fitness center by RockResorts, private elevators and valet parking. "It's a spectacular property, in the heart of Miami," says Coldwell Banker's Danny Hertzberg, a member of the property's real estate team, The Jills. "The opportunity to work with Drake and his team was fantastic." (Aol Real Estate)
Back in January, reports landed online claiming Drizzy was selling two Miami hot spots.
Drake is trying to unload 2 massive luxury beach condos he owns in Miami, TMZ has learned -- and you might recognize them ... because they're featured in the rapper's music video for "I'm on One." Drake put the properties up for sale last week -- located right nextdoor to each other in Miami's ritzy Marquis highrise -- listing one for $1.9 million and the other for $599,000. Drake combined the two into one MASSIVE condo, and lived in both simultaneously. The larger one is a sprawling 3,800 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The "smaller" one-bedroom condo is still gigantic ... at 1,675 square feet. (TMZ)
Drizzy reportedly owned the two spots for under a year at the time of his for sale listing.
Drake purchased the properties together in January 2011 for a combined price of $1.903 million. So, if Drake gets his asking price ... he'll make $596,000 in profit (even though no one ever gets their asking price). But still, it's pretty awesome -- considering all the other famous people who've been forced to sell their real estate at massive losses ... including Beyonce, Terrell Owens and Chris Tucker. (TMZ)
Check out some recent Drake footage below: