Real estate investments are the playground of the wealthy. Housing bubble be damned, real estate remains a hot commodity for people that have money to throw around. And as home values creep back up, it's no surprise that some of the biggest names in sports are dipping their toes in the real estate waters.
Plenty of athletes, active and retired, have money to invest, and some big names have sunk major change into real estate. It doesn't always work out, but these ventures are a lot more exciting, and more beautiful, than any share of stock. If nothing else, real estate is something you can literally put your hands on.
These are 25 Swag Properties Bought and Sold by Athletes.