First-home buyers sold on lifestyle benefits of Hamlyn Heights

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First-home buyers Amet and Selina Balla bought 25A June Ave, Hamlyn Heights at auction on Saturday.

A YOUNG family has got its first foothold on the property ladder after relocating to Geelong with WorkSafe.

Amet and Selina Balla outbid a Melbourne investor for the keys to modern, three-bedroom house auctioned at 25A June Ave, Hamlyn Heights on Saturday.

The first-home buyers paid $534,000 for the four-year-old house ahead of two other potential buyers.

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Mr Balla said the couple and their young child had been looking for the right property in the area for some time.

“It offered a lot for our lifestyle with it being to the city and close to work,” he said.

“With a growing family it will be great.”

25A June Ave, Hamlyn Heights.

The main living area opens onto a central courtyard for outdoor entertaining.

The house is at the front of a two-dwelling development, on its own title, with two bathrooms, a central courtyard and double garage.

McGrath, Geelong agent David Cortous said the low-maintenance property appealed to both owner-occupiers and investors who could expect strong capital growth in Hamlyn Heights.

Bidding opened at $480,000.

The house next door, an updated 1970s weatherboard, sold earlier this year for $610,000.

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