Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies are not the only treats on the minds of Melbourne property hunters during the long weekend.
Multiple bidders are expected to turn up at auctions scheduled on April 16 by Barry Plant offices in Rosebud, Bundoora and Doncaster East.
“We’ve had good numbers through the open inspections and two buyers have registered to bid so far,” he said.
“There has been strong interest from Melbourne buyers looking for an investment or holiday home.”
The owners who bought the three-bedroom house a year ago have kept it in original condition and are keen to gain from their 12-month investment, Mr Rigg said.
As the Mornington Peninsula is expected to be a hive of activity during the long weekend, the property stands a chance of attracting more interest and fetching a good price, he added.
With a price guide of 740,000-$810,000, the solid custom-built brick-veneer house features hardwood floors, an entertainment patio and an oversized kitchen.
Within walking distance of the beach and shops, it makes an ideal holiday home or business venture and is also perfect for a first-home buyer or downsizer.
In Bulleen, early birds will be swooping on the two-bedroom unit at 1/5 Elizabeth Street, to go under the hammer at 10 am with $690,000-$750,000 price hopes.
More than 40 groups have visited the home during the open-house inspections, with two bidders already registered so far, according to Barry Plant Doncaster East agent Raha Hossain.
“The home is attracting mainly first-home buyers and downsizers because it’s low maintenance and on one level,” she said.
“We expect a positive outcome at the auction.”
The office has traditionally held at least one auction during the Easter weekend, Ms Hossain said.
“It actually works well because there is less competition and more people are free to turn up,” she said.
The well-presented home is at the front of a complex of three and features a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a double garage and an easy-care paved courtyard.
Bulleen Plaza Shopping Centre, Banksia Park, Heidelberg Primary School and Viewbank College are close by.
And near Bundoora Square shops, schools and trams, a three-bedroom townhouse at 16A Nickson Street, Bundoora, is scheduled for auction at 11 am.
The property’s location, presentation and $780,000-$840,000 price hopes are attracting first-home buyers and investors, Barry Plant Bundoora agent Shaun Zhang said.
The brand-new home has a sleek and stylish interior with a cleverly designed floorplan that places the main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe at ground level.
It also features a step-down living, dining and kitchen zone that flows to a covered alfresco entertainment area.