Melbourne Football Club star Jack Viney has scored $4m in property sales in less than a fortnight as the booming market delivered “happy days” for his family.
With the Demons undefeated in 2021, Viney has channelled the team’s on-field success to his home life, booting his Hawthorn house for more than $2.42m.
The one-time Demons co-captain’s 39 Hill Street home sold a week ahead of its scheduled auction after a big early offer forced it under the hammer in the living room on May 7.
That result follows another tight auction contest in which he and wife Charlotte scored $1.9m for their 46 Rothesay Avenue, Elwood, investment property on April 24.
Viney said they were “rapt” with the Hawthorn sale, which was the home they began raising 10-month-old daughter Mila Grace in.
“We had some really good offers come through (for Hawthorn) which sped up the process,” Viney said.
“It has been a stressful few months, but we got good results and the stress is now off our back.
“All things are going well for the Vineys and the Demons at the moment. Happy days.”
He advised others going to market to consider spending a bit extra getting their home ready for the market with a “few touch ups”.
“Spending that little bit of money on the property, we have got it back on auction day,” he said.
The sales set the family up to pursue their next home, also likely in Hawthorn.
Marshall White’s Chris Barrett handled the Hill Street sale and said the end price had been surprising, and while he could not disclose an exact figure it had been “well above the range”.
“The one across the road (No. 34) sold for $2.005m, and that was brick and on a slightly larger block … in November last year,” Mr Barrett said.
“The market has probably grown 5-10 per cent, but this has gone well and truly beyond that.
“The rear access to the park is the only thing I can think of.”
The home’s price guide was initially set at $1.95m-$2.05m but revised to $2m-$2.2m not long before selling — with a more than 10 per cent nudge to this indicating a final figure of more than $2.42m.
Four parties attended the auction, including the young professional woman who bought the three-bedroom home.
He added that the west Hawthorn area had been very popular lately.
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