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five bidders in hunt for central belmont character house

Written by The ReReport

28 Corio St, Belmont’s street appeal attracted strong interest.

A CHARACTER house in the heart of Belmont has sold for $90,000 above reserve after sparking a five-way auction battle.
A Geelong couple paid $780,000 for 28 Corio St on Saturday after setting their hearts on its crowd-pleasing period features.

Auction of 28 Corio St, BelmontThe new owners celebrate their auction success. Picture: Peter Ristevski

More than 50 people gathered to see Buxton, Highton agent Tony Moorfoot bring down the hammer at a mark well above the expected $640,000 to $690,000 price range.
He took an opening bid of $610,000 and declared the property on the market at $690,000.

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Auction of 28 Corio St, BelmontBuxton, Highton agent Tony Moorfoot calls the auction. Picture: Peter Ristevski

Mr Moorfoot said the competition reflected the immaculate presentation of the four-bedroom weatherboard house and its location within walking distance of High St.

Timber-lined walls are part of the house’s charm.

“There’s a bus stop right out the front,” he said.
“You don’t even need a car to live here.”

The renovated house is well set back on its 821sq m block and incorporates features such as timber lining in the open-plan living area, a country-style kitchen and a covered outdoor entertainment area.
The new owners said they were attracted to the house’s character.

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