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Sellers return to the housing auction market in significant numbers.

By Kanebridge News
Mon, Oct 25, 2021 10:04amGrey Clock 2 min

The national auction market continued to record strong results at the weekend despite the usual increase in mid-spring listings which, this year, has been amplified by the end of lockdowns in major capital cities.

The national clearance rate was higher at the weekend – up to 84.7% from 83.9% and well above the 77.3% reported over the same weekend last year.

National auction numbers were higher again at the weekend, rising from the previous Saturday’s 1970 to 2048 – ahead of the 1083 auctioned over the same weekend last year.

Although the market continues to record boomtime results, Sydney’s weekend auction market was sharply lower at the weekend recording a clearance rate of 77.0% — below the previous weekend’s 83.6% and lower than the 78.8% recorded over the same weekend last year.

It marks the first time the NSW capital’s clearance has fallen below 80% for the first time in 12 weeks.

Higher auction numbers have impacted clearance rates with 721 homes listed for auction at the weekend – up from 677 the previous weekend and 637 for the same weekend in 2020.

Sydney recorded a median price of $1,685,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend – marginally higher than the $1,675,000 reported over the previous Saturday and 22.5% higher than the $1,375,000 recorded over the same weekend last year.

With the city coming out of lockdown, Melbourne’s fortunes shifted with the city recording a clearance rate of 80.4% on Saturday – higher than the previous weekend’s 77% and the first time its result has eclipsed Sydney’s since early July.

A total of 994 homes were listed for auction at the weekend – similar to the 993 reported over the previous weekend and well above the 304 for the corresponding weekend in 2020.

Melbourne recorded a median price of $1,048,000 for houses sold at auction at the weekend which was higher than the $969,500 recorded over the previous weekend and 13.5% higher than the $923,000 recorded over the same weekend last year.

Data powered by Dr Andrew Wilson of My Housing Market.



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It’s a slam dunk as a covetable $2m KDR site complete with basketball court hits the market in the Hills District

The ball is in the buyer’s court with this knockdown/rebuild opportunity

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Tue, Apr 18, 2023 2 min

Glenhaven in Sydney’s Hills District is one of those areas that locals tend to keep to themselves. Leafy with large blocks on offer, the suburb takes its name from its valley location, with the northern end originally known as the Glen and the southern end called the Haven. 

En route from Parramatta to the Hunter, Glenhaven has become an ideal place for growing families in search of a little more space, or even room to house several generations under one roof.

The challenge is finding properties that tick all the right boxes.

As demand for trades and supply chain issues continue to ease, now could be the right time for a knockdown/rebuild project for would-be buyers looking to create their dream home.

Fairmont Homes specialises in knockdown/rebuild projects in Sydney. General manager at Fairmont Homes, Daniel Logue, said there are key features to look for when choosing a knockdown/rebuild site.

“The key items we look for are the site falling to the street, not to the rear, to help with stormwater drainage as well as access to the site,” he said. “Neighbouring property front setbacks are also important. In some older areas, the older houses are set closer to the street, meaning your new home will have to be set to suit.

“Value for money and the return on the end sale price of the home is another issue.”

If possible, he said designing a home that meets the criteria of the Complying Development legislation will speed up approvals considerably.

While suitable knockdown/rebuild sites can be hard to find in Glenhaven, there are still hidden opportunities if you know where to look.

One block at 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven is ideally suited for rejuvenation. With almost 850sqm to play with, it slopes down to the street and sits between neighbouring properties that have already been stylishly updated.

 

 

An existing basketball court at the rear could provide the perfect teen backdrop to a family home, or it could make way for a larger house with landscaped gardens and pool. Alternatively, it could be the perfect position for a cabana or granny flat to serve as in-law accommodation or a source of secondary income.

With recent sales of completed homes in nearby streets reaching well above $5 million, it’s a great opportunity to make a slam dunk of a buy into one of Sydney’s best kept secrets.

Address: 158 Gilbert Road, Glenhaven
Price guide: $1.8 million
Inspection: By appointment only
Contact: William Brush, LJ Hooker Dural 9651 1566 

 

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