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Fletchers Group News Update 26 October

October 26th 2015

We enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend, which certainly brought the crowds out in numbers.

The REIV reported a clearance rate of 71% with 1,358 auctions reported. There are 550 auctions expected for next weekend, the highest ever recorded for any Melbourne Cup Day weekend and more than double the number held last year.

The Fletchers Group achieved an impressive success rate of 76%, with over 40 auctions held on Saturday.


In Burwood, the contemporary two storey residence at 94 Somers Street went under the hammer. Delightful indoor/outdoor living is made easy, with a front terrace that offers city views and a private covered alfresco at the rear of the home that is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Light filled formal lounge and dining are the perfect place for adults to relax and an open plan family room is ideal for the kids. Well located close to the natural beauty of Wattle Park, schools and golf course, this home is ready for a new family to enjoy. There was an impressive seven bidders all hoping to secure the property, helping the property reach a final sale price of $1.735 million.

Located within the Mount Waverley Secondary School Zone, 543 Highbury Road in Burwood East caught the attention of a range of families. This light filled home features a single level floorplan with central kitchen, front lounge room and a sunny rear family room that flows out to the fully fenced garden and covered alfresco area. Large crowds gathered on auction day, with five bidders all quick to get in on the action. Bidding reached $938,000 – achieving the highest price recorded for a residential home on Highbury Road!

The four bedroom Modernist home at 20 Old Warrandyte Road is located in one of Donvale’s most elite enclave. Designed by Australian architect Charles Duncan, the single level home has embraced form, function and landscape utilising natural timbers and brickwork. It offers four bedrooms, three unique bathrooms, a central sky lit kitchen and three separate living areas with vaulted cathedral ceilings. Set on a secluded acre, enjoy the glamorous heated pool, north-south oriented tennis court and studio that are set amongst magnificent gardens. This unique home had five bidders on auction day, with the home selling for $1.8 million!

In Mount Waverley, 107 Leeds Road also went to auction. The impressive French Provincial four bedroom home offers first class family lifestyle in the sought after Mount Waverley Secondary College Zone. Its immaculate interior features a range of inclusions such as European Oak flooring, Italian bathroom tiles, ceasarstone kitchen benchtops and splashbacks. Open plan kitchen, living, dining and family room opens out to an alfresco pavilion with a sensational city skyline panorama. The sale price for the home easily reached $2.28 million, thanks to the competitive bidding of three parties.

Combining architectural design with the majestic beauty of a church built in 1886, 19 St Georges Avenue in Mont Albert is a rare opportunity. The stunning three bedroom church conversion showcases soaring timber buttresses, lofty arched windows and contemporary bulkheads and sleek finishes. The auction of this home had four bidders hoping to secure the property. The beautifully transformed home sold for a fantastic $1.4 million!

In Ringwood, the weatherboard beauty located at 16 Georges Road gathered a lot of interest. The charming three bedroom, two bathroom weatherboard home blends character features with contemporary updates. Meticulously renovated, the home features gleaming polished floorboards and freshly painted interiors. Timber bi folds create indoor outdoor flow from the family room to the expansive alfresco area with impressive outdoor kitchen, perfect for summer entertaining! Three bidders help this home reach a sale price of $955,000.

 For all of Fletchers recent sales, visit our award-winning website.

Congratulations to Todd Lucas from our Manningham office, who was named 2015 REIV ‘Outstanding Young Agent of the Year.’ The whole team at Fletchers are incredibly proud of the hard work Todd puts in on a day to day basis and it is fantastic to see him be acknowledged. Well done Todd!

Our team had a wonderful day at the Balwyn Primary Show Day. It was a great day out for the whole family. We enjoyed the many rides, stalls and especially the Fletchers marquee.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Property Consultant and Auctioneer Steven Zervas and Propriety Consultant Sue-Ann Scott
with the happy vendors and purchasers of  543 Highbury Road in Burwood East