James Tamou has owned this investment property in Townsville since mid-2014. He’s had to drop the rent twice on the rental home.The houses are four bedroom, two bathroom, double lockup garage configurations, both have pools and are in the same suburb of Bohle Plains.He’s not doing too badly considering the median asking rent in the suburb is $350 a week — and the investment property is about a decade old this year while the other is half that.Apart from age, perhaps the rental charm was in the fact that the more youthful property was also the home of the former Cowboys star and his young family.Either way, Tamou has described his eight years in Cowboy country as “the best time in my life”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK James Tamou joined the Penrith Panthers, debuting for the club in round 1 2017. Picture: Mark Evans.RUGBY league star James Tamou is not known for dropping the ball too often but when it comes to property investment he’s had to backtrack a little. Tamou, who got his big break into the NRL in 2009 with the North Queensland Cowboys, owns two houses in Townsville — his home for several years that he shared with wife Brittney McGlone and an investment property at Bohle Plains.The home was put up for rent at $450 a week last year after Tamou decided to make the move back to New South Wales — debuting with the Penrith Panthers in round 1 of the 2017 NRL season.Meanwhile the investment property has seen rental demand dissipate somewhat, with the rugby league star dropping the rent from $460 when he first bought it in 2014 to $430 two years later and most recently listing it a full 13 per cent cheaper than he was asking four years ago ($400 p/w). More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoJames Tamou has a few rental roadblocks in his way. Picture: Adam Head.