Anna Bligh auctioning her Highgate Hill Queenslander residence
The Sydney-bound former Queensland premier Anna Bligh has listed her south Brisbane home with reported $1 million-plus hopes.
Bligh co-owns her renovated 1890 Highgate Hill home with her husband, Greg Withers, having bought it in 1997 for $290,000.
It's been listed through Ray White South Brisbane, which is marketing the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house as oozing "charm and character of a bygone era".
It's scheduled for October 20 auction through estate agent Luke Croft.
It has a land value of $710,000. A nearby three-bedroom house on a similar 827-square-metre block fetched $900,000 last year, and a four-bedroom house fetched $825,000 in 2010.
Bligh intends to rent in Sydney's inner east before buying. The listing followed Withers taking a job at Arts NSW.
The couple also own investment units in West End and Highgate Hill, which The Courier Mail reports they have not listed for sale.
The RP Data median house price for Highgate Hill is $755,000, with prices having dropped 2.6% in the past year.
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Meanwhile, Mike Quigley, boss of the federal government's National Broadband Network, has also sold his Mosman mansion recently at $3,555,000. It represented a loss on the $3.6 million paid in 2007.
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