A NEW Highton house that sat on the market for six months without attracting a single offer has been snapped up at auction in a result that took everyone by surprise.
Ray White, Highton agent Adam Natonewski said 69 Province Blvd sold for $791,000 on Saturday at a mortgagee’s auction.
Mr Natonewski said two parties fought it out for the two-storey, 46-square house before a crowd of about 90 people.
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“It exceeded expectations,” he said.
“It’s something that’s never happened before … in the last six months it’s been on private sale I haven’t had an offer.”
He said a Lorne couple, who had been commuting to Geelong, bought the four-bedroom house and planned to live in it.
He said while the house, which has multiple living rooms and three bathrooms, was new, it had a few incomplete details.
CoreLogic records show the house was first listed for sale off the plan for $780,000-$820,000 between November 2013 and August 2016
“It’s been on the market for about three years, on and off, and I’ve had since July,” Mr Natonewski said.
The house offers views over to the You Yangs and is a short walk from Barrabool Hills Plaza.