First-home buyers sold on lifestyle benefits of Hamlyn Heights
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.”
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.