Family nets hotly contested home in Western Sydney

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This inviting home drew plenty of interest before a successful auction day.

It was a lucky day for a tight-knit family who secured a hotly contested home in western Sydney.

The buyers of 40 Watling Ave, West Hoxton, were one of seven bidders registered for the hot weekend auction, which saw them snap it up for top dollar.

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According to CoreLogic records, the $1.19 million sale price is the highest price paid in the suburb so far this year.

Selling agent Steven Barkho from Prime Wetherill Park said he expected the property to fetch a great price after solid buyer interest.

40 Watling Ave, West Hoxton, sold $90,000 above reserve.

“Bidding started at $1 million and it went up in $10,000 and $20,000 increments,” Mr Barkho told the Liverpool Leader.

“Our price guide for the property was $1 million to $1.1 million; it achieved $90,000 above reserve,” he said.

The home comes with five bedrooms as well as a study.

The character-filled residence has charming features such as leadlight windows and ornate archways and cornices.

With a whopping five bedrooms plus a study or sixth bedroom, the large home is on 640 sqm near cafes, schools and transport.

The buyers love the pool.

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The sellers are downsizing while the new owners are upsizing from Edensor Park. When the hammer fell the entire family was celebrating, the agent said.

“The couple’s sons are in a local soccer club … one said he scored seven goals that day to win his match and then his parents ‘won’ a house — he was loving life.”

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