Exclusive: Deion Told Pilar No! Did Real Estate Contribute to the Demise of Deion and Pilar Sanders’ Marriage?

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1705 Bison Meadows has 1200 palm trees

This is the $2 million house in Heath, Texas that Pilar Sanders wanted Deion to buy her about a month ago. It’s 11,000 square feet, has two four-car garages to hold the Bentley’s on either side of the house, two master suites designed after the suites at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, four bedrooms and four and a half baths. But, according to my very close sources, Deion refused to give her the money to buy the $2 million home in the prestigious Hills of Buffalo Creek even though it has 100% owner financing. Pilar loved everything about the one story home, the fact that three movies had been shot there, and was crazy about the TV’s in the living room. She saw the “owner financing” sign in the front yard and called stat. But Deion said “no.”

When I heard that, I just thought Pilar, like most of us, buys real estate like some of us also buy shoes. No biggie. Never occured to me that the couple, who have been married for twelve years and have three children, would be calling it quits.

Real Estate must have had a lot to do with the demise of their marriage.  The Sanders are a little heavy on home ownership. The 29,122 square foot spread up there in Prosper has 10 bedrooms, 9 full and 4 half bathrooms, 2 story entry, sunken living, banquet dining, your own Dave and Busters rec room, indoor basketball court and bowling alley, indoor and outdoor pools, movie theatre, billiard room, hall of fame gallery, football field, 12 acre lake, tennis court, guest house, 10 car garage. The 109 acre spread was listed with Marilyn Hoffman for $21 million FOREVER! Just took it off the market this past August. Read the best original description of it on The RealEstalker, hugs and kisses to you, Mama!

The Prosper spread

Then there is his penthouse at the Azure, same floor as Greg A. Brady’s $6.4 James Bond penthouse. How shall I say this:  Deion’s is “leased” for the time being, but humungous. That original asking was $7.5 for the 9,444 square foot palace in the sky. It’s a two-story condo, with a terrace lounge with bar and full bath (so nice for guests, keeps your own potty pristine) and a private elevator to a rooftop private pool, roof garden and fireplace. I have to be honest: Greg A. Brady’s is decked out way more. Sorry.

Deion's Azure penthouse

But still, I don’t get it. With more than ten million in real estate holdings, Deion, come on. You can’t squeeze out $2 million for a little Heath getaway for Pilar? That’s almost like shopping for shoes at Pay-Less, and there’s even owner financing. It also has plenty of bathrooms, and Pilar apparently has a thing about bathrooms. I share her concerns totally over letting the public use toilet seats. In fact, I have leased port-a-pottys for construction crews. Here’s what I think happened: when the Sanders had all that water damage last February, there were way too many workmen in the house. 29,000 square feet ot not, that kind of stuff wreaks havoc on a marriage!


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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