A couple married for 12 months celebrate with this house at Carina.
PAPER is the usual gift for a first wedding anniversary but at an auction yesterday, a couple from Bulimba bought a house.
Ray White Stones Corner agent Ben Cannon took 20 Midgley St, Carina to auction with six registered bidders and eight prior offers starting from $735,000.
A complete renovation has transformed rooms like this bathroom at 20 Midgley St, Carina.
The house sold under the hammer for $910,000.
“On my wedding anniversary, I bought my wife some jewellery and she bought me nothing,’’ Mr Cannon said.
“They bought each other half a house. It’s a really nice story.”
The four-bedroom house was originally built in 1950. It was sold as a three-bedroom house in 2015 for $583,000 and has been extensively renovated.
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“The house was testament to the hard work of the owners,’’ Mr Cannon said.
“It’s the kind of thing we’re going to see more of with older homes being reinvigorated and brought up to a more modern standard.”
On the north side of Brisbane, a pre-war house in need of renovation on 810sq m at 81 Richmond St, Gordon Park, received cautious interest.
The house at 81 Richmond St, Gordon Park.
There were two registered bidders, a local family who liked the size of the block and were looking for another renovation project, and a phone bidder from Mackay.
They made it to $850,000 before the property was passed in well below its $950,000 reserve.
“It’s liveable straight away, and spending $300,000 or $400,000 would bring it up to scratch,’’ the local bidder said after the auction.
McGrath Wilston sales agent Craig Lea said the house was structurally sound but there was confusion over whether the house could be moved.
“It looks post-war but on closer inspection it’s under pre-war aerial photography so you can’t move it,’’ he said.
“We are really looking for someone to come in and do a nice big renovation.”
In Alderley a three-level house at 17 Alderley Avenue was passed in at $1.25 million just weeks after the neighbours sold No. 19 at auction for $1.315.
The house at 17 Alderley Avenue, Alderley.
In Camp Hill, three bidders and a crowd of more than 50 gathered at 46 Newman Ave, Camp Hill to give the seller a $1.68 million 50th birthday present.
The house at 46 Newman Ave, Camp Hill.
“The person who bought it had withdrawn from the race on Thursday,’’ Place Bulimba agent Joanna Gianniotis said.
“I convinced him to come back and he ended up buying it. Never take no for an answer.”
Back in Carina, Ms Gianniotis sold 9 Corfield St, Carina prior to this weekend’s auction for $665,000.
Ready to be knocked down is 9 Corfield St, Carina.