If all the celebrity news sites are anything to go by, spending money on houses is currently kind of the thing to do. However, when news broke over the weekend that comedian Dave Hughes, and his winning purchase on The Block, is also a part-time house hoarder it got us thinking… who else is dabbling in property investment on the side?
Sure, celebrities buying expensive houses isn’t a new concept. Taylor Swift has an estimated property portfolio of $70 million, Courtney Cox has been reportedly flipping houses for decades, and Arnold Schwarzenegger buys up by the block, but what about those names that live closer to home?
We did a bit of digging and found some closet property moguls we weren’t expecting.
We would hazard a guess that most fans of the down-to earth radio star were at least a little surprised to learn of his recent $3.067 southeast Melbourne property.
Winning Josh and Elyse the top spot on The Block, and the prize money of $100,000 , the five-bedroom house adds to the comedian’s St Kilda home that he and wife Holly acquired in 2010, along with a block of investment units in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.
Maybe he’ll drop a hint to Holly before his next ‘investment’, but I guess sometimes things slip through the crack, like new handbags and real estate.
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