May 16th 2016
We enjoyed a gorgeous Autumn day in Melbourne on Saturday, with some lovely sunshine streaming down. The REIV reported a clearance rate of 73% over the weekend, with 708 auctions scheduled and 517 of those selling on Saturday.
In a blue chip location, 1/120 Princess Street in Kew is a stylish and sun filled two bedroom apartment in a boutique block. A welcoming entrance flows to an immaculately presented home with stone kitchen that opens to dining/living area, whilst the private low maintenance courtyard is perfect for entertaining. This conveniently located apartment is only moments from shops, picnic area and the Yarra River. Auction day had three bidders hoping to secure this property, with bidding reaching a final sale price of $478,000.
The attractive two storey colonial home at number 28 Walnut Road in Balwyn North is set in the highly sought after Balwyn High School Zone. The modernised home features four bedrooms plus study, light and spacious formal living/dining areas with access to a sandstone paved terrace. The kitchen/meals/family area provides another fantastic living area perfect for the whole family. The lower level of the home features a powder room, kitchen facilities – ideal as a teen retreat, gym or home theatre. Auctioneer Jeremy Desmier got proceedings underway with two bidders keeping the up a steady pace until the perfectly presented home sold for $1.95 million.
In Blackburn, 2/12 Hamilton Avenue is a single level brick residence located at the rear of only two. This home offers two bedrooms and north facing open plan living area that encompasses the dining and kitchen space. An extensive deck along the rear of the home overlooks a neatly paved back garden. This home attracted the attention of many keen first home buyers, downsizers and investors culminating in two bidders competing for the home on auction day, helping it reach a final sale price of $750,000.
The private hideaway at 1/226 Springfield Road in Blackburn offered prospective purchaser the ideal opportunity whether they are starting out or scaling down. The two-bedroom weatherboard home offer a low maintenance lifestyle within walking distance to shops schools and transport. Inside the home is light and bright with timber flooring features in the living room, dining room and the kitchen meals area. A popular property on auction day, there were five competitive bidders vying for the home. The home eventually sold $636,000.
Beautiful parkland views await the new owners of 16 Murdoch Street in Camberwell. The elegant home has been enhanced by an architect designed extension and offers landscaped garden views throughout the home. A spacious lounge with open fireplace is joined by a dining room, an open plan living area, meals and stone kitchen are perfect for family time. There are also four bedrooms and a broad deck with French doors, ideal for entertaining. Auctioneer Tim Heavyside sounded his bell on auction day with no less than 90 onlookers. Getting the auction underway took some coaxing but finally got underway, with bidding small but quick, with the house on the market four bidder fought it out. With a few knockout bids the home was sold for a fantastic sale price above reserve.
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