Model Erika Heynatz renting Potts Point apartment

Model Erika Heynatz renting Potts Point apartment
Model Erika Heynatz renting Potts Point apartment

Australian model, singer and actor Erika Heynatz can attest, like many Sydney landlords, knows that there's been little rental price growth in investment properties over recent years.

The former Home and Away star quickly found a tenant last month for her former Potts Point bolthole apartment but at $495 a week, it was just $30 more than its 2011 initial asking rental.

Complete with city skyline, Opera House and Harbour glimpses from its top floor Macleay Street location, it was came fully furnished through McGrath agent James Wragge.

Sydney rental yields for the typical $750,000 median price sit at a low 3.7 percent, according to the latest CoreLogic index.

There no doubt been good price growth as Heynatz paid $342,500 for the 29 sqm studio in the Chimes building in 2004, before she married long time partner, Winchester O'Rourke director Andrew Kingston, in 2007.

The couple now reside in Collaroy, the iconic Shipmates building on the Northern Beaches peninsula which has been popular spot for the Home and Away cast members to drop anchor.

Heynatz was only briefly on Home and Away in 2015, playing school teacher Charlotte King whose character was murdered six months later by Josh Barrett, played by Jackson Gallagher.

Her departure came around the time she and Kingston had their baby.

Heynatz recently posted a picture to her Instagram of her, Andrew and Charlie celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.

Kingston's 2006 proposal came amid Heynatz marking on her signing career.

Heynatz had left her role as host of the Foxtel reality TV show Australia's Next Top Model to pursue singing.  

It was the same year she won the show It Takes Two when she partnered tenor David Hobson beating the talented Guy Sebastian and swimmer Sarah Ryan.

Heynatz once suggested that the best view of Sydney was "at my place" noting the view "makes it pretty hard to beat."

She added through that she had the benefit - at the time - of escaping from the city spending half her time in the northern beaches.

This article was first published in The Saturday Telegraph.


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