A rare fixer-upper in a million-dollar waterfront suburb is among just eight homes going under the hammer in Brisbane this Saturday as part of a 61-strong statewide roster.
The Queensland Capital’sofferingranges from a sprawling seven bedroom home to luxury family properties to a very popular fixer-upper in million-dollar suburb Bulimba.
Ray White Bulimba agent Tanya Douglas told The Courier-Mail that there was a lot of inspection activity going on since 2019 kicked off.
“Numbers are really good since the new year began,” she said, “It feels like there’s a lot more positivity and energy in the market.”
She’s marketing the fixer-upper at 95 Bulimba Street, Bulimba with colleague Summer Mitchell, with the property set to go under the hammer at 9.30am on Saturday. It’s currently a three bedroom, single bathroom, single car space home and could definitely do with a fresh upgrade or even an uplift to a two-storey house — unsurprising given it’s hitting the market for the first time in 23 years.
“It’s attracting a lot of families that are wanting to break into the area and are prepared to do a reno to get into that address,” Ms Douglas said.
For those who want to just move right in without any further work, the first auction on Saturday might be of interest at 74 Warburton Street, Bardon. Kicking off at 9am, the three bedroom, two bathroom, two car space home is being marketed by Judy Newlands of McGrath Estate Agents New Farm as the “ultimate urban oasis”.
“It’s a breezy Byron Bay beach house style oasis within easy reach of the CBD, with parks, buses, shops and restaurants nearby,” was how Ms Newlands described the property.
The home was made for entertaining with indoor/outdoor flow, timber flooring, a very stylish kitchen, and a swimming pool.
At 10am the fate of 40 Melbourne Avenue, Camp Hill, will be decided. The five bedroom, three bathroom, double car space property was listed by Sean Wallis and Kelly Qualtrough of McGrath Estate Agents Paddington as an executive family home.
A lot has been packed into the 405sq m block including a contemporary kitchen with butler’s pantry, plunge pool and deck plus an alfresco zone. It also has multiple living spaces upstairs and down.
Another five bedder, this time at 21 Ootana Street, Chapel Hill, goes under the hammer an hour later at 11am with three bathrooms and a twin garage.
Ray White West End agent Luke O’Kelly saw a lot of prestige around the grand dual level family home which sits on a large 1,528sq m block.
He described it as perfect “for a family looking to put their personal touch on an already spectacular home” and the dual levels allow for the creation of a teenage retreat or private guest zones.
At 2pm, a three bedroom, dual bathroom home located just 3km from the city centre goes under the hammer. The home at 37 Norman Street, East Brisbane, was marketed by agent Steve Yates of Place New Farm as a “charming Queenslander in a tightly held pocket”.
Think timber fretwork, high ceilings, VJ walls, polished timber floorboards, spacious timber decks and classic verandas.
Also going under the hammer at 2pm is 14 Uluru Place, Forest Lake — a house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a dual car garage. Brendan Lewington and Leisa Le of @ap-realty Property Sales and Management listed it as being just minutes from Forest Lake Shopping Centre, parks and schools. It’s a classic family home in Brisbane’s western suburbs, with two living areas, a master with walk-in robe and ensuite, and the gardens have a shed and rainwater tank with pump.
At 3pm, Ray White Springwood/Daisy Hill agent Faraz Peyman has 1 Highgreen Close, Kuraby, going under the hammer. It’s a four bedroom, two bathroom, five car space property that “must be sold either prior to auction or at auction” this weekend.
The property is fully kitted out with solar power, solar heated inground pool and solar hot water. It has a 2,500 litre water tank, light diffusing blinds on the windows, two garden sheds, the lights are LED and there is Crimsafe all around the home.
The final auction of the day for Brisbane — and also the largest home going under the hammer in the Queensland capital this weekend — is 5 Blaxland Court, Mount Ommaney. It’s a seven bedroom, three bathroom, five car space home which goes to auction at 3.30pm.
Agent Tina Saidi of Ray White Centenary is expecting big things from this one as it’s the first time this home has come on the market in almost 40 years.
“Size will surprise in this beautifully presented dual-living property, perfect for large families,” was how she described it.
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