Under the hammer this Saturday

DESPITE what your Instagram feed may depict, not everyone is on holidays or preparing to pack their swimmers for the beach.

Around 230 Ray White residential properties across Australia are going under the hammer this week which means our agents are hard at work to secure the best possible auction results.

An impressive family home in the Sydney north shore suburb of Turramurra is available to buy at its 9.30am auction on Saturday morning.

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home (above) at 9 Surrey Rd was built by the current owners around nine years ago.

“It has a big floorplan which is attracting families wanting a good separation of living areas,” Ray White Turramurra director Greg Windel said.

“The 1400sq m block is also popular as it’s oversized in terms of normal residential holdings in the area.”

The two-storey residence has both formal and informal living and dining areas, as well as a separate family or rumpus room.

Private park-like grounds include a glass-framed swimming pool, outdoor terrace and rear lawns.

Mr Windel said the property has an attached price guide of $3.8 million.

A Brisbane home with a racing history is attracting plenty of interest from keen renovators.

The classic Queenslander (above) on a 710sq m block at 12 Rous St, Hendra is going to auction at 10am on Saturday.

Ray White Albion’s Jon Finney said the property had in the past housed jockeys working at the nearby racecourse.

These days the beautiful suburb is known for its gorgeous updated Queenslanders, mostly owned by families who enjoy all the benefits of a relaxed café lifestyle within 6kms of the CBD.

“I think buyers are interested in the land size as it’s a 710sq m block with 20m frontage so the options for renovating are huge,” Mr Finney said.

Another property with charming character features is going to auction at 10.30am on Saturday in Adelaide.

The century-old villa (above) at 8 Woodlyn Ave, Hyde Park is located in a prized pocket of period homes between King William and Unley Rds.

“This is a striking character home in a tightly-held suburb on a big block of land for the area,” Ray White Unley director Blake Scholz said.

“It’s in a very secluded spot and there aren’t many houses on the cul-de-sac.”

Mr Scholz said young families have shown the most interest ahead of Saturday’s auction.

Families are also keen on a Melbourne property, which is on the market for the first time in almost 40 years.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home (above) at 30 Railway Rd, Carnegie is going to auction at midday on Saturday with a price guide of $1.4 million to $1.54 million.

Ray White Carnegie’s Josh Hommelhoff said the home is in a wonderful location.

“It’s in a great area where there are really nice period homes with not a lot of turnover, so there’s a family-oriented environment,” Mr Hommelhoff said.

“One of the best things is that it faces away from the Koornang Rd hub but is close enough to walk to it.

“There’s the park at one end, the tram at the other end and a primary school around the corner.”