BRISBANE defender Ryan Lester needn’t fear about dropping his spot within the AFL staff however he suspects he could wrestle to get again into the housing market as soon as his Camp Hill house is auctioned.
Lester and his spouse Emi spent one of the best a part of three years upgrading and reworking the quaint Queenslander which fits to public sale on February 27.
And with the arrival of their first youngster final September, the couple are in search of an even bigger home to develop their household.
Nonetheless, they’ve but to buy one other house and could possibly be on the mercy of the rental market through the first half of the AFL season.
The 144-game veteran, who in December signed a brand new two-year contract with the Lions, mentioned they might very nicely be renting by the point the home settles.
“We haven’t purchased one other place but,” Lester mentioned.
“We’re pretty open to renting within the short-term though I perceive the rental market can also be fairly aggressive.
“We will make-do with a unit for a couple of months, so we aren’t too involved as we’re enthusiastic about what can come in regards to the sale of our home and what’s subsequent for us.”
Lester purchased the home in Princess St, Camp Hill in 2014 though again then it solely had one rest room, no pool or a makeshift ‘one-hole’ putt-putt inexperienced put in by an novice greenkeeper.
As an alternative of utterly tiling the pool space, there’s a big patch of grass to at least one aspect which has an added characteristic.
“We put the pool and redesigned house for our life-style extra so than contemplating the following purchaser as a result of we get pleasure from spending time sitting on the market (subsequent to the pool),” he mentioned.
“I put in a golf gap within the nook so I can have a putt sometimes, nevertheless it’s not an expert job in any respect.”
It took the couple a couple of years to renovate and reinvigorate the home which included a brand new color scheme, kitchen and fittings.
A second rest room was a necessity as a result of a brand new recruit would typically be billeted to Lester’s house every year after they arrived on the membership.
“One of many essential issues we wished to do was add a second rest room due to the three or 4 years we’ve had a couple of younger gamers stay with us at numerous occasions,” he mentioned
“So to accommodate them greatest and for our life-style, we actually wished an ensuite which we added.”
The improve was accomplished a few years in the past, so the couple have actually made use of their enhancements and haven’t simply renovated and repainted for the sake of promoting.
“The primary cause for promoting is trying to simply get one thing greater as a result of we’re trying to develop our household,” Lester mentioned.
The home is far understated from the road, though that has not deterred potential consumers.
The primary open house on February 12 attracted 26 teams of consumers whereas two days later greater than 80 events walked by way of the property, mentioned Ray White Actual Property agent David Treloar.
He mentioned the home was attracting a lot curiosity as a result of it’s extremely more likely to promote out there’s present sweet-spot of between $800,000 and $1m.
“They’re unimaginable numbers to attend an open home,” he mentioned. “There’s simply a lot depth in that worth level and I feel will probably be sub a million.
“The quantity of consumers buying within the $800,000 to one million bracket is actual energetic.”
He mentioned it could swimsuit an expert couple who prefer to entertain or somebody trying to begin a household.