GEELONG Cats player James Parsons has been revealed as the buyer of a renovated Belmont property.
Buyer’s advocate Tony Slack secured the property, in a sought after Belmont location, for the midfielder at auction for $702,000 recently.
The auction defied expectations and the four-bedroom house sold for more than $80,000 above the quoted range.
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Mr Slack told the Geelong Advertiser at the auction his clients were a young Geelong couple trying to break into the market.
McGrath, Geelong agent Will Ainsworth said Belmont continued to attract strong buyer interest.
“The Belmont marketplace is hot to trot and there are so many reasons why,” Mr Ainsworth said.
He pointed to this property’s location within the Belmont High School catchment and its renovation as key attractions.
“It’s one of those ones where the renovation truck arrives and you get carried in on the couch,” he said.
Parsons and partner Laine Gentle will be able to enjoy the stylish modern kitchen and a rear living area that flows out to a large covered deck and backyard with in-ground trampoline.
The median house price in Belmont has jumped 12.4 per cent in the past year to $526,000, according to CoreLogic.