Comedian Des Dowling cracks a smile after selling Albert Park home in post-auction negotiations

Comedian Des Dowling cracks a smile after selling Albert Park home in post-auction negotiations
Jonathan ChancellorDecember 8, 2020

Comedian Des Dowling’s Albert Park residence sold after negotiations following its weekend auction for an undisclosed price. It had been passed in at $1.36 million.

The double-storey Moubray Street terrace house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen, plus a north-facing landscaped courtyard.

The renovated property, close to the beach, was initially marketed by Marshall White with $1.35 million-plus hopes. Selling agent Kaine Lanyon was advising about $1.4 million. Dowling, who hosts the Melbourne Property TV program on TV4ME at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, spent $505,000 in 1998 on the corner terrace. Another Moubray Street terrace also sold on the weekend, also at an undisclosed price, understood to be around $40,000 less than Dowling's renovated terrace through Greg Hocking Real Estate. 

RP Data has the Albert Park median sale price at $1.4 million, up 14.6% over the past year.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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