Ex-Bear sells old den November 2, 2007 Chicago Tribune -- RedEye Edition Famous Places By Bob Goldsborough for RedEye; Bob Goldsborough is a RedEye special contributor. Former Bears offensive tackle Qasim Mitchell has sold his 13-room house in north suburban Vernon Hills for $1,165,000. Mitchell, 27, played for the Bears from 2003 through 2005, with the team releasing him just before the start of the 2006 season. Built in 2004, the five-bedroom Vernon Hills house 4 Â½ baths, three fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout, a sun room, a first-floor bedroom, an office and a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Other features include a master suite with wraparound deck and a full basement with a projection screen and surround sound. The house overlooks the White Deer Run Golf Club. The two-story house originally had been listed for $1,299,000 and later was reduced to $1,230,000. Mitchell purchased the house in March 2005 for $1.1 million. DROPPING ANCHOR: Local Fox anchor Lauren Cohn has paid $420,000 to buy a two-bedroom condo unit in the West Loop. She said she bought her condo after living for six months in the basement of her sister's Lakeview home. "I am absolutely thrilled to be back in Chicago," Cohn told RedEye. "It's the greatest city in the country. When people ask me what was the biggest change that I noticed after being gone for three years, I tell them it's the amount of development that has taken place in the city." Cohn rejoined Fox earlier this year as the co-anchor of the station's 10 p.m. newscast, which Fox calls "The Ten." She previously had been a news anchor in Philadelphia and had worked for three different stations in Chicago prior to that from 1993 until 2004. The two-bedroom, 1,327-square-foot unit that Cohn purchased had been listed for $442,000 and later was reduced to $439,000. Features include two baths, a fireplace, hardwood floors, a granite kitchen with 42-inch cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances, and a marble master bath with a separate shower and a double sink. The unit also has two garage spaces. Cohn previously had owned a unit in River North that she purchased in 1996 for $330,000 and sold in 1997 for $370,000. TRADING UP: Talent agent Brian Musburger, who has represented former Bulls coach Phil Jackson and many Chicago media personalities, has paid $1,150,000 for a 10-room, three-story house in Evanston and is selling his four-bedroom row home in Ravenswood. Musburger's new, 4,350-square-foot house had been listed for $1,140,000, and therefore sold for above its asking price. Built in 2000, the four-bedroom has three baths, 10-foot ceilings, oak moldings, a newly finished basement rec room, a finished third floor and a kitchen with maple and granite finishes and stainless steel appliances. The house that Musburger is selling was built in 1999 and has two fireplaces, three and a half baths and a kitchen with a six-burner Viking stove and double oven, a 42-inch SubZero refrigerator, custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops and a custom stone backsplash. Musburger had purchased the house in 2004 for $534,000.