First-home buyers have landed a gem in Hamlyn Heights when they approached the selling agents after the home was passed in at auction.
The three-bedroom house at 18 Forfar Rd sold for $780,000 on Saturday, after the couple made an offer to buy the property.
The owners had guided a full renovation to the triple-fronted cream brick veneer house, which offered a contemporary living space and three bedrooms in a mid century layout.
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Barry Plant, Highton agent Kieron Hunter said he thought there were five potential buyers for the property, but several didn’t show, and those that did kept their hands in their pockets.
“Three said they were going to bid, two of them were there.
“There might be some broken hearts on Monday when they think it’s going to be there.
“But we got the right people,” he said.
“They were a lovely couple, they had their whole family there. It was a very exciting time for them.”
Records show the house last sold in 2020 for $407,000, prior to being renovated.
The home had been listed with $749,000 to $799,000 price hopes.
“They full renovated it about seven years ago but it looks like they did it yesterday,” Mr Hunter said.
“It’s a quality place.”
High ceilings, polished floorboards, and a large light-filled living area are the heart of this renovated three-bedroom home on a 660sq m block.
The renovated bathroom has floor-to-ceiling tiles, a double vanity, bath, and ample storage space, while the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area links to a north-facing outdoor space that’s also partially covered.
The remodelled kitchen has stone benches and stainless-steel appliances.