Legendary footballers and motor neurone disease campaigners the Daniher family are set to tackle the property market on two fronts in the coming weeks.
The face of FightMND charity and Essendon Football Club legend Neale Daniher is hoping a Clyde North home will help them kick more goals in the fight against motor neurone disease in a no-reserve auction early next month.
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The home at 106 Newgrange Blvd was built by Henley Homes at Brown Property Group’s Meridian development.
On a 392sq m block, the double-storey house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and multiple living spaces including an outdoor entertainment area.
Timber-look floors, stainless-steel SMEG appliances and a butler’s pantry are also included.
Harcourts Narre Warren director Bradley Ryan said the first open-for-inspection at the property last weekend had attracted a number of potential buyers, and the area had seen a resurgence in interest in the past week.
“There’s a bit more confidence out here,” Mr Ryan said.
Prospective buyers so far include local families, investors and even first-home buyers considering stretching themselves to take advantage of the home being sold fully furnished and landscaped with a Toyota Corolla donated by Mornington Toyota.
“And it’s overwhelming to see the support for FightMND,” Mr Ryan said.
“I think on the day the buyer may pay a bit more because it will help to fight motor neurone disease. There’s definitely an emotional context.”
The home goes to auction at 11am Saturday, March 2.
While the auction has no reserve, the home is expected to sell for around $725,000-$795,000. Funds raised will support further research into treating MND.
The auction will be held just over a month after a research breakthrough was made that slows the disease’s progression by 70 per cent.
Researchers have said the breakthrough came in part thanks to the funds raised by Daniher’s FightMND charity, including invents such as the Big Freeze at the MCG.
Meanwhile, Terry and Chris Daniher will be auctioning a Moonee Ponds investment property they’ve owned since they were playing for Essendon Football Club in 1990.
The three-bedroom house at 69 Darling St comes with a $1.15-$1.25 million asking price and goes under the hammer at noon this Saturday, February 9.
Nelson Alexander’s Orazio Caddeo said there had been about 40 groups through the double-fronted Victorian, and younger and professional couples had been drawn to the home for a range of reasons, including: “the location and its proximity to the train station and the Puckle St shops, as well as the home sitting quite forward on the block with a rear right of way and could suit a renovation.”