AUCTION ACTION: 87 Tamaree Ave, Wynnum changed hands for the first time in almost 70 years when it sold at auction on November 24.
A Wynnum property changed hands for the first time in almost 70 years at auction yesterday.
Sash & Gable Property principal Gail Gobey said the vendor’s parents built the house in 1951 and it had been in their family ever since.
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“It was a family home and in 1951 her (the vendor) parents built the house,” Ms Gobey said.
“She’s now in an aged care facility, but was here (at auction), she signed the documents and it was a very emotional time.”
She said 11 people registered to by 87 Tamaree Ave, Wynnum, which sold under the hammer for $750,000.
“It started off very slow, everybody was testing each other out and then they just carried on,” Ms Gobey said.
“So it was a very good result.”
Ms Gobey said what the house originally cost was unknown, but according to Curtin University, the average cost of an Australian home in 1951 was £3000 ($5314.95).
The new owners of 87 Tamaree Ave, Wynnum had been looking for property for two years.
For buyer Alex Scarf, it meant the end of a two-year long property search for him and his partner.
Mr Scarf said they only needed to inspect the property once and knew that this would be the place he would raise a family.
“We’re not married yet, and we don’t have kids yet, but we’ll probably raise a family there,” he said.
He said they would move from Camp Hill to Wynnum in the new year, and chose to buy in Wynnum as Camp Hill was out of their price range.
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“Camp Hill is probably a bit out of our price range, well it’s become that way lately,” he said.
“We’ve been looking around the Wynnum/Manly area and other suburbs, but Wynnum is a nice local community.”
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He said location was the major drawcard for their purchase.
“It’s in a good part of Wynnum, opposite the Golf Course, it’s got a north facing backyard, it’s a quiet street and it’s got some sea breezes,” he said.
“It ticked all the boxes.”
He said while there were no major renovations planned, they would add small touches over time.
“We’ll do some painting and rip up and carpets,” he said.
The three-bedroom home is on an 810sq m block and overlooks the Wynnum Golf Course.