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Flexibility provides the key to lockdown success

Real estate & property news
29 May 2021
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For some people around Melbourne, the announcement of the introduction of our latest ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown on Thursday night was the signal to put their property selling plans on hold for a week or so.

For others, however, it was the signal to take a more flexible approach to the timing and conduct of their scheduled auction. Importantly, this flexibility produced a number of outstanding sales results in the shadows of the lockdown deadline, with a number of auctions being conducted online late into Thursday evening.

Here’s a summary of some of our recent results:

Aberfeldie: 38 Vida Street. Some intense pre-auction negotiations produced an outstanding sale on this renovation-ready two-bedroom period home in one of Aberfeldie’s blue-chip addresses. The deal was done at $978,888!

Airport West: 1 Highridge Crescent. The fact that we had 15 registered bidders for this high-set three-bedroom home near McNamara Reserve confirms just how comfortable buyers are with online auctions nowadays. It sold for more than 20 per cent above the reserve!

Avondale Heights: 13 Rimcross Drive. With the Avondale Heights Community Garden over the back fence, this three-bedroom home had a real point of difference for young families. The SOLD sign went up at a pleasing $830,000.

Avondale Heights: 5 Chaumont Drive. This brand-new side-by-side four-bedroom home offered a stylish way to enjoy low-maintenance living. A competitive online auction produced a very satisfying sale at $1.04 million.

Avondale Heights: 13 Capri Crescent. The opportunity to secure an imposing double-storey home in this highly regarded neighbourhood near St Bernard’s College proved a popular one, with this week’s early sale reaching $1.13 million.

Keilor East: 2 Carey Court. Potential was the key word on everyone’s lips when inspecting this near original three-bedroom home on around 574sqm. A spirited digital bidding duel resulted in an outstanding sale at $840,000.

Maribyrnong: 14/52-56 Middle Road. This near original two-bedroom villa near the riverside parks achieved an excellent mid-week sale when the keys changed hands at $605,000.

Niddrie: 49 Jackson Street. This potential-packed three-bedroom home sold reaped the benefits of a quiet off-market campaign, selling within 10 days for $1.355 million.

Make no mistake, the uncertainty produced by the latest lockdown has not impacted on the confidence of homebuyers in any way. So, if you’re ready to put your property plans into action, the team at Barry Plant Moonee Valley is ready and able to bring those plans to reality. Feel free to give us a call this week on 9319 1700.


Bill Karp

Director – Barry Plant Real Estate

Keilor East & Essendon

Real estate & property news
29 May 2021
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