Brisbane auction market heating up

first_imgStefan, Kristine and 12-year-old Sarah Szylkarski will now call 47 Raighleigh Pde at Ashgrove home.A RENOVATED Queenslander in the leafy suburb of Ashgrove has proven that first impressions last.The five bedroom house sold under the hammer for $1.35 million yesterday, and is the new home of Stefan, Kristine, Sarah and Elise Szylkarski.“We liked the character of the house, the size of the land and the proximity to the city,” Mr Szylkarski.The house sits on a 940sq m block and was listed with Judi O’Dea of Space Property. Just two months earlier, Ms O’Dea sold the family’s house at Kelvin Grove.Mrs Szylkarski said they had completely renovated their former home, and were looking forward to restoring some of the original features of their new home, and opening up the verandas.“We liked the footprint of this house,” she said. “We like the Queenslander style.”47 Raighleigh Pde at Ashgrove is full of stunning original featuresAbout 15 people attended the auction, with a total of four registered bidders — two of whom put their names down mid-auction.The bidding started at $1.1 million and then stalled at $1.305 million before negotiations between the bidder, the agents and the vendor, who is now based in the UK.It restarted and the final offer of $1.35 million was accepted, making the Szylkarski family the proud new owners of the character home and its impressive cubby house.The cubby house at 47 Raighleigh Pde at AshgroveQueensland’s most viewed auction house of the week was 40 Jensen Rd at Banyo. The property has an impressive shipping container extension and had already attracted interest from interstate.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThis house, and its shipping container extension, captured national attentionRay White Nundah agent Scott Freeman said the property was passed in but negotiations were continuing.“We have had a lot of interest from interstate and we have a number of serious buyers so I am confident,” he said. ”We have another open house next weekend.”At Newmarket, 14 Bearsden Avenue sold under the hammer for $1.75 million.Ray White Ascot agent Ian Cuneo said there were eight registered bidders but the house was ultimately won by a family from Asgrove.A family from Ashgrove will now call 14 Bearsden Ave at Newmarket homeAt Brighton in Brisbane’s north, a house on a 1009sq m block sold for $485,000.LJ Hooker Kallangur/Murrumba Downs agent Simon Booker said all four registered bidders made a play for the property, with offers jumping up in increments ranging from $500 to $20,000.“It started at $330,000 from memory and then just went from there,” he said. “It was sold to a local couple who were attracted by the lot size.”There were 12 registered bidders for a five-bedroom house at Sunnybank which was ultimately passed in, with negotiations continuing.At Mitchelton, Ray White chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom called 109A Blackwood Street, which sold for $1.105 million after some active bidding by five keen buyers.“The price point in Mitchelton is really creeping up, with more and more selling for over $1 million,” he said. “It is still a very much undervalued suburb.”last_img

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