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Shaquille O'Neal

I Dropped $235k On

a Totally Normal House

11/4/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Shaq's new totally normal house
Shaquille O'Neal
knows ... being rich and buying houses is fun ... so despite living in a GINORMOUS 70,000-square-foot mansion ... he dropped $235k on a second, regular person house 30 miles away.

Shaq -- who is reportedly worth around $250 million -- currently lives in an 11-bedroom, 13-bath PALACE outside Orlando, FL ... which includes a 20,000-square-foot basketball court and garage filled with DOZENS of sports cars!!!

But that just wasn't enough ... 'cause in July the former NBA superstar laid down $235k on a very normal 3,900-square-foot abode ... in a place called Mount Dora, FL.

It's unclear WHY the Shaq-ster bought the spare pad ... Investment? Gift? Kicks and giggles? But we do know the house is pretty nice -- for those of us not sitting on fat bank accounts.

The new pad is rockin' 5 bedrooms, 4 baths ... granite counter tops ... wet bar ... entertainment room ... and cherry cabinets. Which would all be really awesome ... if his other house wasn't WAY MORE awesome.

We reached out to Shaq's people to ask him about the new purchase ... but so far no word back.

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107 COMMENTS

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1.

JR Jake    

Shaq's my neighbor? How cool is that? However that is still not enough keeping me moving from this POS state. Good luck Shaq, nice town. Nice people. Decent eating. Build some restaurants.

632 days ago
2.

LiLo's boy toy    

Must be a new girlfriend

632 days ago
3.

the_truth_hurts    

he has to keep some of his baby mamma's somewhere...I didnt think they let blacks live within the city limits in mt dora, its mostly old fat white people

632 days ago
4.

static    

Definately for whoever he's banging on the side.

632 days ago
5.

verlinda    

Nice house for only $235,000. Looks better than some Mansions

632 days ago
6.

StevenB    

I am going to guess investment. If he got that much house for only 235K - the market must be severely depressed in that area (or he bought a foreclosure property). That same house would cost a half mil where I live and we aren't known for sky high housing prices in even boom times.

632 days ago
7.

Melissa1987    

Normal house? Try normal mansion.

632 days ago
8.

illiniry    

That house is worth way more than $235k. I bet it's a foreclosure or short sale and he had to pay all cash for it, and someone he knows wants to live there.

632 days ago
9.

Jen    

That is actually really nice, you can barely buy a condo for that in San Diego.

632 days ago
10.

Bethy    

It's likely just an investment/vacation rental or a place for the nannies... he does have 6+ kids.

632 days ago
11.

Observer999    

Ridiculously low price for a house like that. It must be next door to Honey Boo Boo or something.

632 days ago
12.

Quinn    

235K for 3,900 sq ft? is the town he bought in a wreck? That doesn't sound right

632 days ago
13.

w    

lmao Mt Dora is a retirement community!

632 days ago
14.

datruth    

Like he need to give y'all a reason for his purchase.

632 days ago
15.

Amy H.    

Mount Dora is a quaint little town, I am sure he will love it there! It is not a retirement community. And it's only 11 miles from my home!

632 days ago
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