Under the hammer this Saturday

ALMOST 200 Ray White properties across our Australasian network are scheduled to go under the hammer this Saturday.

Ray White real-time auction data shows Victoria tops the list for hosting the most auctions this Saturday at 68, followed by New South Wales (57) and Queensland (49).

In Brisbane at 10am is the auction of a beautiful 1930s home (below) in the desirable “Kedron Avenues” pocket at 27 Sturt St.

The large three-bedroom home has ornate plaster ceilings and cornices, timber casement windows, VJ walls, art deco lighting, polished timber floors and high ceilings.

Ray White Lutwyche’s David Lazzarini described the property as a “position buy”, being across the street from parklands and bikeways, as well as within walking distance to three schools.

“It has impressive street presence,” Mr Lazzarini said.

“It’s been a mix of buyers looking, so I expect strong bidding on the day.”

A lovely old Queenslander on an 817sq m parcel of land at 18 Doncaster St, Hendra is also going to auction at 10am.

Ray White Ascot’s Guy Horsley said the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home (above) was “just waiting for a face lift”.

“There’s opportunity to put your own stamp on the property as it needs work,” he said.

“Interest has been from first-home buyers and young couples wanting to move in and upgrade the home. It’s really hard to get a large prime flat block of land in such a position in Hendra.”

Also in Brisbane on Saturday is the 1pm auction of 54 Merle St, Carina.

Ray White Stones Corner’s Ben Cannon said the family home (above) was conveniently located close to parks, buses, schools and Westfield Carindale.

“It’s been one of our top viewed properties, in terms of physical viewings,” he said.

“The bulk of enquiry has been from families looking to upgrade or buyers looking for their second property, coming out of townhouses and units looking for a good home.”

Mr Cannon said Carina, close to the city and airport, still had affordable quality homes.

The 602sq m block includes a swimming pool and fully-fenced backyard.

On the Gold Coast at 12.30pm is the auction of a renovated Mermaid Waters home (above) at 32 Fairsky Ave.

Surrounded by canals and a short walk from the ocean is this modern family home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, an impressive outdoor barbecue entertaining space and a swimming pool.

“We’ve had interest from a wide range of buyers including those interstate, as well as locals,” Ray White Broadbeach’s Stuart Reeder said.

“People want to buy into Mermaid Waters to be close to the ocean.”

Not far from beautiful Noosa on the Sunshine Coast is the 11am auction of 1 Irene St, Tewantin.

Only four years old, the single-level four-bedroom house (above) is on a 602sq m corner block within walking distance of Tewantin State School, parks, sporting facilities, cafes and shops.

“With interest coming from both interstate and local buyers, this property has been inspected primarily by people looking to call the property home and when you walk through the front door, it is easy to see why,” Ray White Noosa River’s Nat King said.

In a popular Sydney residential estate is the 11am auction of a double-storey Allam Homes house (above) listed by Ray White Nolan & Iken’s Rod Nolan.

“The buyers that have shown interest in the property so far have been mostly families or buyers looking to start a family,” Mr Nolan said.

“The land is also on the larger side at a 577 square metre block. The average block size in the area is 350 to 400 square metres.”

Mr Nolan said 43 Adelong Parade, The Ponds was in a great location.

“It has increased in popularity over the last few years as a result of the Northwest rail link being built and the area becoming more established with schools, shops and parkland being completed,” he said.

“The price feedback from the buyers has been around the $1.1 million to $1.15 million mark.”

Also in Sydney on Saturday is the 3pm auction of 14 Grosvenor St, Kensington which has a price guide of $1.65 million.

Ray White Green Square-Botany’s Clay Chigwidden said the freestanding Federation home (above) was packed with character.

“It’s definitely livable as is but there’s great scope to renovate, remodel or start over,” he said.

“Lots of young professionals are looking at the property, as well as those wanting to upsize from an apartment in the surrounds.”

Meantime, at 1pm in Melbourne is the auction of 1/88 Dundas St, Thornbury.

Ray White Reservoir’s Alexandra Kucil said the sale of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit (above) offered wonderful opportunity for buyers wanting to purchase in a blue-chip location.

“A short commute into Melbourne’s CBD and an array of local cafes to choose from will have first-home buyers and families grinning from ear to ear,” Ms Kucil said.

Ms Kucil has listed the apartment with a price guide of $700,000.

In Adelaide there’s an exciting development opportunity on two separate titles scheduled to go to auction at 11.30am (ACST).

Ray White Port Adelaide’s Melinda Bennett said the 1600sq m listing (above) at 12-12a Wilford Ave, Underdale was comprised of two leased properties.

“It’s in a new zoning area in Underdale which makes it very attractive to developers,” Ms Bennett said.

“It’s only 5kms from the city and 6kms from the beach so it’s in a really great location.”

Also in Adelaide on Saturday is the 1.30pm auction of a much-loved family home (above) at 89 Albert St, Clarence Gardens.

Ray White Unley’s Joe Marriott said a red brick façade, wide central hallway, lofty ceilings and polished floorboards added attractive charm to the four-bedroom property.

“It’s a great family house with a good backyard as well,” Mr Marriott said.

“Young couples and young families seem to be biggest target markets at this stage, and buyers in their early 30s looking to get into the area.”