Warrandyte home brushes off doom and gloom
A Warrandyte property proved to be a cut above the thinning market, selling for $1,455,250 in a private sale on April 8.
The four-bedroom home at 17-19 Pound Rd was being used by the vendor’s daughter-in-law as a fully plumbed salon, but she will now have to reluctantly pass the comb and scissors on to the new owners.
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“She didn’t want to leave, but she’s got plenty of time to find somewhere else,” Jellis Craig agent Traci Stella said.
“Book all your haircuts in advance, I’d say.”
Ms Stella said the property would be “completely transformed” into something a cut above by the new owners.
“They’re going to do a renovation and it’ll be their big family home,” she said.
A sprawling Doncaster property on about 1987sq m sold for $3 million to a developer in a private sale on April 3.
The vendor had lived at 5 Henry St while running the Morrison’s Brothers Nursery next door, which was sold recently after opening in 1979.
“They still live locally in Doncaster and decided it was time to say goodbye to that,” Hudson Bond agent Angela Gray said.
“They were thrilled with the result and couldn’t wait to share the news with their family.”
A targeted pitch to developers saw the property sell in just two weeks, Ms Gray said.
“We basically put it out to developers and got some interest,” Ms Gray said.
“One particular developer did a bit of due diligence and so forth and that’s how we found a buyer.”
“It’s being forecast for townhouses, but not for a while as far as I’m aware.”
A sizeable crowd watched with interest as a young couple won the keys to a Mitcham home on April 6.
The four-bedroom home at 26 Ashburton Drive had a price guide of $700,000 to $750,000 and is understood to have sold at the upper end of that range.
The first-home buyers plan to renovate the property, which is close to family, and move in later in the year.
They were attracted by the size of the block and proximity to schools and public transport.
“That’s their home for keeps,” said Philip Webb agent Rob Forbes.
“There was a lot of buyers that were watching with interest and there was one particular buyer that started to move up — they were very happy to buy a place near their family.”
Mr Forbes said presentation was a key factor in how well houses were selling.
“If a home presents well it’s moving straight away — that gets a lot more interest,” Mr Forbes said.
“If a home needs work, buyers tend to step back a little bit and think about what they have to spend.”
Mr Forbes said Mitcham was a prized pocket in a “budget sweet spot”.
“For a lot of the buyers there it offered opportunity but it needed a fair bit of work,” he said.
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