Highton sellers count the pay-off from pre-auction sales

210 Mount Pleasant Road, Highton, sold before going to auction.

Quick deals have secured buyers for two homes in an old Highton riverside pocket.

The homes, including a renovated 1960s cream brick house and nearby three-bedroom home, sold last week as multiple parties worked to secure the properties ahead of auction.

Both recorded prices above price hopes.

Ray White, Highton agent Adam Natonewski said with the Covid lockdown looming late last week, it proved a good call to negotiate with several parties keen on the three-bedroom house at 7 Greyfern Ave.

7 Greyfern Court, Highton, sold for $851,000.

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The 756sq m property sold for $851,000.

“Both were basically going to be occupying the property – not investors,” Mr Natonewski said.

“There was a little bit of a hustle over the phone and we ended up exceeding the quote range of about $800,000.

7 Greyfern Court, Highton, sold for $851,000.

“Suggestively that was the reserve price. As soon as we got to into that $800,000 figure unconditionally, we decided to bring it on, which was proved to be a great outcome because we wouldn’t have been able to do the auction anyway.”

Mr Natonewski said the buyers were a young family.

He said the position, walking distance to both Highton Village and the Barwon River was a key attraction.

7 Greyfern Court, Highton, sold for $851,000.

“And its established leafy surrounds and it has a beautiful elevated outlook as well.”

The three-bedroom house had a 4.7kW solar system with panels on the roof of the house and a four-vehicle carport, and two storage batteries.

Buyers were also keen on a four-bedroom cream brick house at 210 Mt Pleasant Rd.

210 Mount Pleasant Road, Highton, sold prior to auction.

Whitford, Newtown agent Dale Whitford said multiple parties contested the 1000sq m property, which sold in excess of its $1.25 million to $1.25 million price hopes.

“We were only on the market for seven to 10 days,” he said.

“I think the attraction that it was a nice piece of land, a good size.

“The outside of the house belied the interior,” he said.

A solar-heating swimming pool, deck and fire pit area feature in the backyard.

“The outside was ’60s cream brick. When you walked in, it was nicely done and had a north-facing rear garden.”

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house had a separate study, expansive living spaces and an outdoor area including a solar-heated swimming pool, fire pit area and private garden.

The home last sold in 2018 for $995,000.

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