WORLD wakeboarding champion Harley Clifford has sold an investment property he owns in Hope Island for $700,000, breaking the record he set four years earlier on the street.
Mr Clifford bought the three-bedroom townhouse at 1 Mayfair Lane in 2017 paying a record $545,000.
Despite putting it on the market in October at a price guide of between $710,000 and $740,000, he has still managed to turn a healthy profit, with unit prices in Hope Island rising almost 12 per cent over the past 12 months.
Marketing agent Adam Phillis of Phillis Realty said it was the highest price paid for a property in the street.
It was purchased sight-unseen by a Melbourne buyer as an investment
The property is in the sought-after Cove neighbourhood and is currently rented for $570 a week.
Mr Clifford is no stranger to the property market. The sports star who has eight wakeboarding World Titles, five Pro Tour wins, and an X-Games gold medal to his name, has been a property owner since the age of 16, when he bought a house in Florida after winning his first pro event at the age of 15.
He still spends six months of the year in the US on the competition circuit, and six months on the Gold Coast, where he lives with his wife Georgina and one-year-old daughter Ellidy.
He bought a waterfront home in Coomera Court, Helensvale, in 2013 for $905,000.
Mr Clifford also owns a holiday duplex in Twelfth Avenue, Palm Beach, which he bought for $950,000 in 2019. The Insta-worthy four-bedroom property called Villa de Palms is for rent on Airbnb for $900 a night.
He also owns a three-bedroom duplex in Pimpama, which he bought in 2016 for $320,000.
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