First-home buyer splashes seven figures after falling for Wantirna home
A young woman has shelled out almost $250,000 more than reserve after she “fell in love” with a Wantirna property.
The 13 Bentley St home fetched $1,029,500 with five bidders and a reserve of $780,000.
The four-bedroom house was the Box Hill resident’s first home purchase and she bid confidently from the start.
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“The result was out of the blue as buyer feedback had indicated a sale in the high $800,000s or low $900,000s,” Ray White Wantirna agent Danielle Scorer said.
“Although the first bid was low at $650,000, five bidders made it a long auction and a strong result.”
More than 120 groups inspected the property, with 50 groups at the first open.
“The buyer didn’t give up despite the strong competition and each time there was a bid she came back immediately,” Ms Scorer said.
“She said she fell in love with the home and was very keen to own it.”
She was accompanied by her parents to the auction with the crowd comprising mainly young couples, family buyers and a few investors.
The more than 40-year-old 719sq m property had a $730,000-$803,000 price guide and the vendors paid $117,000 for it in 1996, sale records show.
Ms Scorer said ready to move in homes such as 13 Bentley St were in strong demand and the house was presented well for sale.
“We had local buyers and also from close by such as Glen Waverley, Box Hill and Doncaster.” Ms Scorer added.
The house has lovely gardens with the interiors featuring rich floorboards, floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows and a family-friendly floorplan.
“Homes in the Regency Park area and close to schools are in high demand from buyers but there is a lack of supply,” Ms Scorer said.
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