A few well-known buyers have bought or sold million-dollar homes in metro Phoenix over the past month.
Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, purchased a $2.28 million home in north-central Phoenix. And Arizona Diamondbacks' third baseman Jake Lamb paid $2.8 million for a home in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Arcadia neighborhood.
The latest is swimming legend, Michael Phelps. He has sold his Paradise Valley home for $3.5 million.
But the Olympic gold medalist isn’t moving away from metro Phoenix.
Phelps paid $2.52 million for the posh house, with crisp white décor and views of Camelback Mountain, in late 2015 before winning his 28th Olympic medal in Rio.
The 6,010-square-foot house has five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and, of course, a great swimming pool.
A Nevada corporation called Allegro Ventures led by Leo Frey paid cash for the home, according to public real-estate records filed Tuesday.
Phelps and his wife Nicole needed more space. The couple’s second son was born in February.
Property and corporation records show a group listing Phelps’ address from the home purchased in 2015 bought a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Paradise Valley for $6.175 million in March.
That’s about three months before they listed their first Paradise Valley home.
The couple’s new home isn’t far from their old one and came with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an eight-car garage, two outdoor fireplaces and a “huge” exercise room with a glass wall.
The Cindy Hensley McCain Family Trust paid $2.28 million for a 5,000-square-foot house not far from an estate the couple sold a decade ago, according to public real-estate records.
The French country-style home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, marble floors, two laundry rooms and a large backyard with a gazebo.
In 2008, as John McCain made his second presidential run, the couple sold an almost 14,500-square-foot house on two acres near Central and Glendale avenues for $3.2 million.
In 2007, the McCains moved into a new condominium at 24th Street and Camelback Road, near the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. That condo doesn't appear to be for sale, according to real estate listings.
Cindy McCain is chairwoman of the board and majority owner at Hensley Beverage Co., a role she took over when her father and company founder Jim Hensley died in 2000.
Lamb, using his full name Jacob, paid $2.795 million for a “modern farmhouse” in the popular Arcadia neighborhood, public real estate records show.
His signature on the mortgage documents for the 5,000-square-foot house with a huge game room matches the autograph on his signature Jake Lamb bat.
The 28-year-old Lamb had surgery to repair his fraying rotator cuff in August.
Early this year, Lamb’s teammate, roommate and landlord Archie Bradley joked that he planned to raise his friend’s rent, according to Yahoo Sports. That joke came after Lamb’s salary with the Diamondbacks jumped from $573,000 to $4.275 million.
Lamb’s new house has five bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms, so he has plenty of room for his teammates to rent from him now.