Blue chip interest ramps up in coveted school zone
A shortage of blue chip homes on the market in a coveted school zone has seen interest ramp up, with competition set to rise in Spring.
Strong interest was coming off inspections from potential buyers looking through properties on the market in Brisbane suburb Ascot, according to those on the ground, with the end to the school holidays expected to see that jump even more.
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The suburb currently has 82 homes listed for sale on realestate.com.au, nine of which were under offer.
Ray White Ascot agent Alexander Shean expected to be really busy in the run in through to Spring.
“There is a shortage of good listings in the school zone at the moment so that’s why it’s attracted good interest,” he said.
“School’s back next week so we do expect the inquiry level to pick up even more. It is very strong at the moment and we do expect it to get stronger. It will be a good lead up to Spring and then in Spring we expect things to ramp up.”
Among homes set for auction this weekend was 129 Towers Street, Ascot, which has had 48 groups through the property already.
The home, which goes under the hammer at 10am Saturday (July 13), has two pre-registered bidders with “a few more expected on the day”.
“It’s fully renovated, you can move straight in, there’s nothing to do,” Mr Shean said. “The people looking are mostly young families with children or those with a view to wanting to get into Ascot State School later.”
“Most of them are local buyers who can identify that it’s a good location, a good street, good address. It’s a good spot and those opportunities don’t come up for sale very often.”
The five bedroom, three bathroom home has parking for two vehicles, a pool and multiple living zones.
It’s fully fenced, with automatic garage door and gate, fully ducted and zoned airconditioning, Vacu-Maid, back to base security, three external security cameras with recording system, 21 solar panels and three phase power.
The home is open for a half-hour inspection at 9.30am Saturday (July 13) with the auction to follow straight after.
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