THEY say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that’s certainly the case for these Geelong renovator’s delights.
The two rundown houses in Belmont and Geelong West will go under the hammer this weekend.
And the chance to transform a dump into a dream home has tradies salivating.
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Flaking paintwork is just the first of many challenges that will face the new owners of 9 Rotherham St, Belmont.
Hayeswinckle, Newtown agent Stephen Thomas said the three-bedroom weatherboard house had seen better days.
Most of the interest has come from developers and builders keen to unlock the potential of the central 637sq m block.
“There is a guy who is pretty keen, a young builder, who wants to keep it,” Mr Thomas said.
“We’ll get our answer at the auction.”
The property will be auctioned at 11am on Saturday with a price guide of $400,000 to $440,000.
Across the river, another tired weatherboard at 3 Tayler St, Geelong West is being offered to market for the first time in more than 110 years.
Buxton agent Julia Warren said it was a great blank canvas in a “cool little spot”.
“The interest has just been from people that are looking to build their dream home,” Ms Warren said.
“You have got to keep the facade but it has a north-facing yard.
“Every second person that’s come through has been a tradie.”
It will be auctioned at 11am on Saturday with price hopes of $550,000-$590,000.