A cute double red brick cottage in one of the northern beaches’ most searched suburbs is turning heads, thanks to its prime location and its $1.4 million price guide.
Matt McEwan, of McGrath Manly, launched the property at 120 Harbord Rd, Freshwater, just before Christmas without an address.
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He put the listing online with an address on January 1. Within about a week the property’s online listing had seen more than 12,000 hits.
Mr McEwan said this was about four times the number of hits seen in an average campaign, and the level of interest had taken him completely by surprise.
“That’s the biggest (online response) I’ve ever had,” he said.
“It is the cheapest house in Freshwater at the moment, it’s a good, solid, double brick home on a level 575sqm block, so it has a lot going for it.”
The price guide has a lot to do with the interest — it is well below the suburb’s median house sale price of $2,392,500.
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The three-bedroom home is ideal for first home buyers and investors, and has renovation potential (subject to council approval).
Features include timber floorboards and high ceilings, covered outdoor living area, fully fenced child-friendly backyard with established trees, original kitchen with gas stove, original bathroom with a separate bath and shower, external laundry with extra toilet, single lockup garage, and off street parking.
It is currently leased until August, 2019.
The bus stop is right outside and the home is close to Warringah Mall, Freshwater Village and the beach.
The property is due to go to auction on January 31, and given the high level of interest, Mr McEwan said it was highly likely it would go ahead to auction.