Fox Sports’ Kevin Burkhardt Selling New Jersey Home for $600K
Fox Sports’ Kevin Burkhardt Selling New Jersey Home for 0K
Burkhardt—along with his wife, Rachel, and their young son—has already relocated to Los Angeles, which lines up with his recent career boost as the face of pregame and postgame coverage for Fox Sports and Fox Sports 1.
The Colonial-style home, which has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, was built six years ago, says listing agent Joseph Ossichak of the Joe Oz Real Estate Group.
Ossichak says it’s a perfect home for a family. It has an open floor plan with a “gigantic kitchen that just flows” into a spacious living room, where the sportscaster had a TV mounted above the fireplace. Perhaps that’s where he put up his feet and rested his voice.
Out back, through sliding glass doors, there’s a kidney-shaped saltwater pool, a barbecue patio area, and a kids’ playhouse and swing.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has an en suite bath with a jetted tub, hardwood floors, crown molding, and walk-in closets. There’s also a spacious reading nook with a window. Also upstairs is a kids’ room, complete with wall stickers of Batman and Spider-Man.
Of course, you don’t want to buy just for the superhero stickers, but parents should know Point Pleasant has “five-star” schools, according to Ossichak.
“There are a handful of private schools as well, but you don’t even need to send your kid there—the public schools are really good,” Ossichak said.
He says Point Pleasant is a “family-oriented beach town,” and the house is five miles or so from the popular boardwalk.
According to property records, the Burkhardts bought the house for $ 559,000 in November 2009. That’s only a $ 41,000 return, but Ossichak is confident the home will sell quickly because the market is picking up.
“Good houses that are priced correctly in good areas are selling fast, and his house is in a good area and is an awesome house,” says Ossichak. “If you’re a buyer’s agent, you’re working really hard.”
Burkhardt is no stranger to hard work. Ten years ago, the 41-year-old announcer worked as a car salesman for eight months after a tepid start announcing minor-league baseball games on the radio, making about $ 18,000 a year. He finally caught a break after sending radio tapes to New York City–based broadcasting stations and getting a part-time gig at WCBS-AM. The rest is history, and it seems like it happened to a good guy.
“He’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met,” says Ossichak.
You can see more of the home’s details in the video below:
This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.