Performance of Melbourne’s Southern Suburbs This Spring

THE performance of Melbourne’s southern suburb’s reflects the truism that the rich are getting richer.

Nine of the ten best performing suburbs had annual median house growth of more than 10 per cent, with the best performer, Toorak, increasing by an astounding 33.6 per cent. If you’re aspiring to get into the suburb, you’d better have found an extra $560,000 since last year – with the median house price now $2,230,500, almost double that of Melbourne’s second most expensive suburb, Brighton.

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Actors Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts Sell St Kilda East Property

ACTORS Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts have sold their two-bedroom apartment in St Kilda East’s quaint Ardoch development for $740,000.

The renovated, ground-floor unit at 8 Ardoch Avenue is in one of Ardoch’s historic buildings, built in the 1920s. The oldest building in the unique estate dates to the 19th century, while newer buildings were developed on the site in the mid 1990s.

Ardoch centres around a grassy expanse, and its residents share a sauna, gymnasium and indoor pool. The property was once used as an orphanage, and a school.

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Paul Grabowski to Sell St Kilda East Home

COMPOSER, pianist and one-time television personality Paul Grabowsky, is moving out of St Kilda East, in Melbourne.

Grabowsky, who is renowned for his passion of jazz music, can expect some $1.5 million from the sale of his renovated four bedroom Californian Bungalow which will be auctioned next month.

The Papua New Guinea born musician grew up in suburban Melbourne’s Glen Waverley and first studied music at age five. His passion for jazz started at 16, while at Wesley College which was one of the few Melbourne colleges at the time to boast a jazz ensemble.

After travelling and performing for several years, Grabowski returned to Melbourne in 1986, later landing a high profile job as band front-man for Network Seven’s popular Tonight Live With Steve Vizard show, which ran from 1990 to 1993.

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Actors Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts to Sell St Kilda East Apartment

ACTORS Reg Gorman and Judith Roberts are selling a renovated apartment in St Kilda East’s historic Ardoch development.

Built in 1922, Ardoch is reportedly one place Dame Nellie Melba stayed when in town, and where Russian spy Mrs Petrov was hidden.

At 8 Ardoch Avenue (pictured,right), the two bedroom apartment will be auctioned at 11:30am this Saturday and is expected to sell for about $700,000. Marshall White Armadale’s John Manton is the marketing agent.

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