​Property News: Australia Sport Star’s Striking Rich In The Property Market


​Property News: Australia Sport Star’s Striking Rich In The Property Market

Australia Sports Star’s Striking Rich In The Property Market

As the Australian economy takes on to a new level of excitement, there is some additional –rather uncanny- activity related to it. Some famous sports stars are quite busy buying or selling there humble abodes.

First is: Australian rugby star Quade Cooper bought the luxury Bulimba home (which comes with a complete with a 12 metre marina berth) at the end of March. Quite smartly, he had just ahead put his Hawthorne home on the market.

The new four-bedroom home comes with three attached bathrooms, and five car’s parking capacity home, and guess what? He bagged it for just around $350,000 (less than its advertised price).

Cooper, who told fans he would be back playing in three weeks, has enough space around him to send him searching for occupation ideas. Right now, he must be out shopping for a motorbike (or jet-ski) for his huge car garage, let’s not mind about the three additional parking spaces.

It is quite evident that he has already begun to settle in to the new home, as his tweet pictures of -himself and one of his two dogs- in the home’s living room, can be seen circling around on the internet. His girlfriend -a former Miss Universe Australia- Laura Dundovic was also in Sydney at the time.

The home was designed by a brilliant architect; John Robertson, who now works at OGE Group Architects.

The house also has some unconventional features, include a pool -which you can swim into a bathroom. Obviously, the pool offers an alluring escape from the Brisbane sun. Similarly, there is also a rooftop deck which offers great views across Brisbane.

Second on the list is: Former AFL Melbourne captain David Neitz, who retired after 306 games in 2008. David Neitz was appointed as a specialist key-position coach at the Hawks, late last year.

Nietz has sold his Fitzroy investment property ahead of this weekend’s scheduled auction. The house has three levels with four bedrooms. He had paid $650,000 in 2001 for this property and listed it with $1.05 million plus hopes. The house was set for auction on 14th March. Before being put up for sale it was available for rent at $850 a week around early 2013.

Third on the list is: An AFL footballer syndicate has put the Waterside Hotel on auction (it is on Flinders Street) and the hope to bring in $15 million.

The syndicate comprises of former Richmond players Wayne Campbell, Stuart Wigney and Brendon Gale. Gale is also the club’s current CEO, while Wigney was its general manager after its 2004 purchase. They purchased the 1850s hotel for $3.85 million in 2004. Also, it has been listed by CBRE, Fairfax Media advised.

Last but not the least and fifth on the list is: The 24-year-old Sydney Swans midfielder, Daniel Hannebery has just listed the Glenayr beach pad, which he had bought back in 2012 for $1.45 million. Daniel Hannebery once shared the same place with fellow team member turned flat-mate Kurt Tippett.

Hannebery is aiming to sell the four-bedroom semi at about $2.2 million. The place is described as “wonderfully private” and it is in a cosmopolitan location. The classy property has designer bathrooms, an open-plan Caesar Stone kitchen with a walk-in pantry. It also comes with polished timber floorboards. It has new paint and carpet and an outdoor entertainment area thrown with the complete package. It will go under the hammer on May 7.

David Nietz Fitzroy Investment Property. Image Source: Property Observer


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