Injured Richmond star Alex Rance boots Brighton home
Injured Richmond full back Alex Rance is staying active on the property market after punting his Brighton home in an off-market sale last week.
The five-time All-Australian defender and 2017 premiership player moved to the affluent Bayside suburb in May last year.
Before that, he and his wife Georgia lived in a two-bedroom Richmond penthouse he purchased at just 19 for $675,000.
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Rance offloaded the 606/120 Palmer St pad for $678,000 at auction in July last year.
Rance told Leader Newspapers last year he was eager to escape the inner-city suburb’s hustle and bustle — and being confronted in the lift at his apartment complex.
But it’s understood the 29-year-old plans to once again move closer to Punt Rd, where the star key-position player is contracted until the end of 2021.
An ACL tear in Richmond’s opening match for the year has seen Rance spend a frustrating season on the sidelines as the Tigers surge towards the Grand Final.
Marshall White Bayside agent Matthew Pillios declined to comment on the deal, including the price achieved, other than to say the Bayside property was in a “great spot in the heart of Brighton”.
“One thing I can say is he was extremely happy with the result and process, (which was) off market (sale),” Mr Pillios said.
“(Rance) was great to deal with — he’s a really genuine guy.”
The agent is no stranger to AFL players, having sold houses for Jack Riewoldt, Josh Gibson, Levi Greenwood, Brent Guerra and Steven Baker in the past.
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