Entry-level Highton property pits first-home buyers against each other
IT was the battle of the first-home buyers for an entry-level Highton house that backs onto McDonald Reserve.
Three bidders hoping for a chance to break into the market put their hand up at Saturday’s auction of 13 Roycroft Ave.
Eastwood Andrews, Geelong agent Nicole Andrews said it sold for $500,000 to a buyers moving into Geelong from the coast.
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She said the three-bedroom, one-bathroom house on a 652sq m block represented affordable buying in Highton.
“I think it was just that area being close to the shops and schools, it’s just a good family location,” Ms Andrews said.
She said the attraction was the buyers could move straight in and make their own touches in down the track.
The L-shaped house has an open-plan living and dining area and a smaller meals area off the central kitchen.
An enclosed retreat or study sits off a large deck overlooking the backyard.
The property also comes with a single garage, single carport and large backyard with a gate to the neighbouring reserve.
Highton’s median house price rose 4 per cent to $670,00 over the past 12 months, according to CoreLogic data.