Swans coach, John Longmire sells his Malabar home after a single inspection

Swans coach, John Longmire sells his Malabar home after a single inspection
Swans coach, John Longmire sells his Malabar home after a single inspection

Longtime Sydney Swans AFL coach John Longmire and wife Shelley have found a buyer in quick time for their Malabar home, set just 200 metres from the beach.

They secured the sale after just one Saturday morning inspection, and the paperwork all signed within just nine days.

It sold far quicker that the lengthening median 37 days on market in the coastal eastern suburb.

Malabar has seen a string of big money sales which has pushed the median price to its record high, currently sitting at $2.35 million.

The suburb record price has stood at $4.38 million since 2016.

Inspectees of the Longmire's were told they were hoping for around $2.75 million.

Having paid $1.7 million in 2011, shortly after Longmire was given the top coaching job, the house has been extensively renovated, with typical beach themes of blue and white running inside and outside the home.

The couple moved from Melbourne where Longmire played for North Melbourne, with whom the Swans play Sunday afternoon at Etihad Stadium.

They resided in Marrickville and Clovelly before heading to Malabar.

Their two level, four bedroom home features upstairs master retreat with lounge and study space opens to a balcony with ocean, bay and headland views.

Internal renovations came in 2013, then the pool and cabana last year.

They also secured approval for a potential new $1.1 million, three level, five bedroom home.

South Eastern Realty Malabar agents Greg and Angela Gladstone snappily sold the home.

Longmire, a premiership winning coach in his second season in charge, has got big property shoes to fill if he wants to compete with the property endeavours of the former Swans coach Paul Roos in the coastal eastern Sydney property market.

Roos, who coached Sydney from 2002 to 2010 before handing the reigns over to Longmire, peaked in South Coogee selling for $5.4 million in 2014 following his decision to head to Melbourne.

Many of Swans coaches have owned around the eastern suburbs.

Ricky Quade, who was the inaugural coach after South Melbourne relocated to Sydney in 1982, has remained an active owner. His most recent acquisition was $1.9 million at Bondi Beach.

With a five year contract Tommy Hafey owned a house in Bronte in the mid-1980s; Rodney Eade was at Randwick.

Kevin Sheedy never owned, but rival AFL team coach, GWS's Leon Cameron sits high on the property ladder having spent $3.48 million in Hunters Hill. 

Longmire is from Corowa, the NSW-Victoria border town and his wife, Shelley is from nearby Mulwala.

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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