Champion netballer-turned-commentator Bianca Chatfield has ended her year-and-a-half lengthy househunt by scoring a Bayside townhouse.
The Commonwealth Video games and Netball World Championships gold medallist will quickly transfer into the three-bedroom pad, which is about 1km from the seashore and by itself title, with associate Mark Scrivens of Married At First Sight fame.
The pair had been residing in Scrivens’ one-bedroom residence, with a lot of Chatfield’s belongings caught in storage.
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Chatfield stated she “needed to pay a bit extra” than the $1m-$1.1m worth information to safe the property amid scorching market situations.
However the Tremendous Netball commentator was simply “relieved” to take the keys, after looking for a brand new place on and off since promoting her Kew residence for $695,000 in late 2019.
“It’s felt a bit odd to not be trying on realestate.com.au day by day,” she stated.
“I had the luxurious of not being in any determined want to maneuver out of the place I used to be in, and likewise I needed to be fairly choosy as I used to be spending a bit cash.
“However I used to be attending to the purpose the place I used to be pondering, possibly it’s greatest to depart it for now and lease for 12 months.”
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Chatfield stated she had been “developing towards plenty of downsizers searching for something single story”.
“So being open to one thing that was two storey ended up being one of the best factor, moderately than attempting to compete with all of the downsizers, who’ve rather a lot to spend,” she stated.
Participating purchaser’s advocate Nicole Jacobs – who Chatfield met as a contestant on The Block in 2018 – earlier this yr was additionally a sport changer.
Ms Jacobs negotiated the sale in a telephone bidding conflict simply earlier than Melbourne’s most up-to-date lockdown.
The previous Australian Diamonds and Melbourne Vixens participant stated she deliberate to make use of her actuality TV reno expertise to offer the 18-year-old residence’s inside a gradual facelift.
Chatfield will probably be unpacking how she lastly broke into the new housing market in new columns within the Herald Solar’s Realestate journal and on heraldsun.com.au this month
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