James Tamou buys Sydney home while keeping Townsville property

James Tamou buys Sydney home while keeping Townsville property
James Tamou buys Sydney home while keeping Townsville property

The new Penrith Panther prop James Tamou, who has made his way down from the North Queensland Cowboys, has just settled on a family home in Sydney's west. 

He's bought a Glenmore Park residence which will be home with wife, hurdler Brittney McGlone and their three children. 

The five bedroom, three bathroom family home cost $1.02 million.

He hasn't let go of his two Bohle Plains properties near Townsville, both currently tenanted and bringing in just shy of $900 a week.

Play money to a rugby league star who has just signed a $3 million contract over four years.

In a recent interview with the Saturday Telegraph, Tamou suggested he wanted his kids to grow up closer to their NSW based grandparents.

“We’re definitely a lot happier in Sydney,” Tamou said.

“I’ve got three kids now and up there we were a bit far away from family so that was a main reason to come down."

Tamou secured his maiden premiership in 2015 in the nail-biting final against Brisbane that went down as arguably the greatest of all time. 

Meanwhile some of the NRL's best have been active during the off-season on the property front as they gear up for another campaign.

Rabbitohs recruit Robbie Farah is seemingly preparing for life after football after spending $2,406,000 on a duplex redevelopment property in Wareemba in Sydney's inner west. 

It looks like it will be a knock down for Farah, who has gone into the project with brother Jason.

Currently the large 694 sqm land parcel homes a 1920s solid brick residence, however it was marketed as a 'premium parcel of land with duplex potential' by LJ Hooker selling agent Ben Horwood.

The listing also said that it is rare for such a large, flat and wide parcel to become available.

It has three bedrooms, one bathroom, an updated kitchen and a large rear terrace with parklike backyard. 

There's been no development applications lodged yet by Farah. 

The Sydney Roosters stalwart Mitchell Pearce recently paid $1,665,000 for a two bedroom garden apartment in Randwick, but hangs onto his Cremorne apartment, leasing the three bedroom unit for $1,200 a week.

Trade hopping former Bulldog Curtis Rona, who takes up a new spot at Western Force, rented his new Elderslie home that he bought just last year.

The Kiwi ace paid $739,990 for the four bedroom family home before making his decision to head out to the west coast. It's tenanted at $620 a week.

Of course Gold Coast Titans star Jarryd Hayne sold his renovated pink Paddo terrace earlier this month after having $2,975,000 price hopes.

There's moves interstate too, with Bulldog rising star Moses Mbye listing his investment in Tewantin, a suburb inland from Noosa.

He spent $395,000 on the home in 2014 but has had it listed for rent as he continues his time at the Canterbury team.

It has $450,000 hopes.

This article first appeared in the Daily Telegraph. 


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