Under the Victorian hammer

SCHEDULED auction numbers are lower nationally this week due to residents in Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Tasmania all enjoying a long weekend.

Researcher CoreLogic reports a total of 1,526 homes will go under the hammer across the combined capital cities, down 50 per cent on last week’s final results.

In Victoria, it was business as usual for Ray White Craigieburn last night with the office selling seven out of eight properties under the hammer at its in-room auction event.


Ray White Craigieburn principal Andrew Bellino said it was standing room only.

“We had about 200 people in attendance overall, with some outstanding results,” Mr Bellino said.

“Craigieburn is delivering solid growth, week on week.

“We had five properties last Saturday all sell, with another 23 properties left for the month and we should clear most of them.”

The selling action continues tomorrow in Melbourne with Ray White Preston sales agent Chris Vlahos taking 9 Erval Ave, Preston (above) to auction at midday (AEDT).

‘Rosebirch’, 9km north of Melbourne’s CBD, is on the market for the first time in around 40 years.

“It was built in 1929, renovated in the late ’80s and has been kept really well-conditioned,” Mr Vlahos said.

“Young families are keen on the school zoning, the affordability, and the area with its cafes, restaurants and markets.”

The attic, which is used as a retreat, is a huge drawcard.

“Everyone loves the attic, I think because it’s not a common feature,” Mr Vlahos said.

“It’s a lovely home with tonnes of character, just waiting for the next person to love it just as much as the current owners.”

Around an hour out of Melbourne, in beautiful Ballarat East, a charming home marketed by Ray White Ballarat sales consultant Will Munro is scheduled to go to auction at 11am tomorrow.

The residence at 102 Morres St (above) has been recently updated and the 684sq m block offers potential to subdivide, subject to council approval.

Mr Munro said he’s expecting a good number of strong bidders at the auction.

“People are attracted to not only the area, but also this style of home,” Mr Munro said.

“We’ve had enquiry from young families, investors and first-home buyers.

“Ballarat East has always been really popular, but more so in the last 12 to 18 months.

“There’s a really good range of renovated period homes, plus new development.”

Closer to Melbourne’s CBD, Ray White Oakleigh sales agent Bill Gianidis is taking a state-of-the-art double-storey home to auction at 2pm.

The four-bedroom residence at 6B Forster Court, Bentleigh East (above) is within 20km of the central business district, close to Bentleigh Station and great schools.

“We’ve got families showing interest, as well as downsizers wanting to move from bigger homes to more low-maintenance options,” Mr Gianidis said.