Seven months after a horror split between Australian swimming darlings Emily Seebohm and Mitch Larkin, the first sale of the Brisbane property portfolio has begun.
The once golden couple of Australian sport own three properties separately and together — two of which are in Brisbane millionaire suburb Hendra and one in Toowoomba.
Surprisingly, despite all the drama since a rift was announced in July last year, the pair have not put the $1.375m four bedroom Brisbane house that’s jointly in their names on the market.
It was originally expected to be the first on the market given it’s the one the couple were living in when the very public split occurred. Next month it will have been two years since they’d bought it together.
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Instead, the house that is for sale is a three bedroom brick home that Seebohm bought for over half a million dollars almost seven years ago. The 20-year-old house was rented out at $620 a week a few years ago, which is about $77 a week less than the current median asking rent for the area, according to CoreLogic.
Seebohm stands to make a good sum off the sale of this house, given the suburb has become one of the most popular for young high net worth families in the Queensland capital. Prices there have risen 43.6 per cent in the last five years alone, and it has two racecourses on its boundaries. And yes, it does have a pool.
The added allure to this property though is that it has been deemed a fixer-upper — given its age and older style of layout.
Seebohm has it listed as having “generous scope to add your own touches with some cosmetic renovations and the removal of a non bearing wall to make the layout more open plan”.
“An alternative, would be to add an level, should more room be required to suit your needs,” according to realestate.com.au.
The house has three bedrooms and a rumpus room, is airconditioned with built-in robes, and has an inground pool with a terrace.
A four bedroom investment property — bought in Larkin’s name in Toowoomba four years ago — was not on the market. It was once fetching rental of $385 a month.
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