Jarryd Hayne's St Peters, Sydney terrace sale

Jarryd Hayne's St Peters, Sydney terrace sale
Jarryd Hayne's St Peters, Sydney terrace sale

Aspiring NFL San Francisco 49ers star Jarryd Hayne has sold his first Sydney home purchase as he chases his American dream.

The former Parramatta fullback Hayne, who shocked the rugby league world with his decision to quit the NRL late last year, secured $995,000 in the recent sale.

It was 2007 when the then NSW State of Origin initiate bought the $527,500 St Peters terrace from recruitment industry operative Rob James. 

At the time of his purchase, the 19-year-old winger was the second youngest footballer to wear the NSW jumper. 

Set on 122 square metres in the inner west suburb, the house has three bedrooms and one bathroom.  

House prices in St Peters had a $475,000 median that year, property researchers CoreLogic RP Data noted, with it now sitting at say.

Situated minutes to Sydenham and St Peter's Station, the two storey 1900 Sutherland Street terrace was marketed as in need of some TLC.

"A must to inspect as this Must Be Sold!" was advised by the Ray White listing agent Anthony Roumanous.

Hayne, who played 176 games for Parramatta, has keenly, but quietly pursued a property portfolio. He purchased an investment terrace in Darlinghurst costing $1.5 million and spent $1.1 million in Paddington, both in 2013. There was also an earlier Umina home purchase for his mother.

This month he established a company, JH38 Holdings, which incorporates the number of his now-famous 38 jersey for the San Francisco 49ers, moving to trademark his own name for a wide range of consumer goods — including clothing, sporting goods, toys, games, luggage, umbrellas and wallets.

Hayne, after watching NFL games live in 2013, became convinced he could make it as a punt returner.

"When I watched the game so close and I saw the return backs, that is what really pushed me to say, hang on a minute, some of these guys can't even make five or 10 yards. I am sure I can make more than that," Hayne told Triple M before he departed late last year.

"I think anyone who has been over to America knows what America is like; they think there is no one who can be greater than them. That is part of the challenge as well. For an Aussie to come from Down Under, people are going to question my ability, my talent and my strength, but I have been questioning it for 12 months. I have already had that argument with myself."

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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