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Junior Seau's beachfront home now up for sale

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OCEANSIDE (CBS 8) - The beachfront home where Charger legend Junior Seau took his own life is now up for sale.

Ever since Junior Seau committed suicide inside a bedroom at the home in May, his Oceanside home as been a destination for mourners. On Wednesday, people passing by slowed down, but it wasn't to pay their respects. Rather, it was to look at the "for sale" sign out front.

"Seeing someone else there? I don't know, I don't like it," Oceanside resident Gabriel Cruz said.

The 2,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It's priced at just under $2.3 million -- $1 million less than Seau paid for the property in 2005.

While the interior has been touched up with fresh paint and minor repairs, News 8 has learned everything else is exactly how Seau left it, from the checkered floor in the three-car garage to the antique-style toilet.

In a statement to News 8, listing agent John Beran said, "The trust has decided to put the property on the market. It's a great beachfront property and we expect it to sell over the summer."

According to San Diego Realtors Association President Donna San Fillipo, it's a feasible goal.

"Ocean views, right on the beach… and there's not a lot of properties like this available across the county," she said.

In terms of price, San Fillipo says that has more to do with the market rather than the tragedy associated with the home.

"It certainly looks like it's more, just an event that's occurring throughout the county in a depreciation in values from when this was purchased.," San Fillipo said.

As for Seau's family, they still go there every day. On Wednesday, they swam out front -- something Junior Seau often did. Family members told News 8 off camera they will miss the home. It's where several gatherings took place, including Sunday barbeques.

By law, the realtor will have to disclose to any potential buyers that a death did in fact occur at the home.

In order to look at the home, you have to pre-qualify, which means the home will only be shown to serious buyers.

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