Terry and Chris Daniher are booting the Moonee Ponds investment property they’ve held since their playing days with the Bombers.
The brothers and Essendon premiership players have $1.15-$1.25 million price hopes for the three-bedroom house at 69 Darling St, which CoreLogic records show they snapped up for just $175,000 back in 1990.
“I was running out of steam then,” former Bombers captain Terry recalled. “But Chris was firing on all cylinders.
“I didn’t know anything about the stock market, but my old man said, ‘Put your money into land and housing’. It’s been really good for us.”
Terry played 313 games for Essendon and South Melbourne, winning flags in 1984 and ‘85. He was later inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame and named in the Essendon Team of the Century.
Chris notched 124 matches for the Bombers, becoming a premiership player in 1993.
Their brothers Neale — the inspirational figure behind charity FightMND — and Anthony also played for the Dons, and nephew Joe is a forward for the club.
Terry, 61, said the double-fronted Victorian’s location near parks, walking trails, the Maribyrnong River, Puckle St’s cafes and shops, Moonee Ponds West Primary School and public transport links had drawn him and his brother to it almost three decades ago.
They’d both owned several investment properties in the Moonee Ponds-Essendon area, he said.
The brothers had housed a string of good tenants, most recently their nephew and his mate, and carried out “minor works” to the single-level house.
But now was the time for someone else to “give it a bit of love”, Terry said: “I’m out in the eastern suburbs now. Chris is back up in New South Wales running the family farm. Circumstances change.”
Nelson Alexander Ascot Vale selling agent Milo Rasinac said the house’s “perfect” position, walking distance to almost any amenity a buyer would need, and scope to be updated had already attracted interested parties.
“It’s kind of a blank canvas,” he said.
“If you extended out and up, you’d certainly capture valley views.”
It’s due to be auctioned on February 9, but Mr Rasinac is taking offers now.