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As seen in the Source link, written by realestate.com.au on 2019-12-14 16:11:00

The buyer (left) is congratulated by a friend after Saturday’s auction in Herne Hill. Picture: Alan Barber

A renovated house in an up-and-coming neighbourhood proved an irresistible combination for buyers in Herne Hill on Saturday.

Six bidders contested the three-bedroom weatherboard at 36 Maurice St, which sold under the hammer for $723,000.

The result set a new price record for the street, according to CoreLogic data, eclipsing the previous top sale of $680,000 in October.

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First-home buyers got the upper hand on the day, making a late charge to bring their 12-month search for a house to a close.

The new owner said he and his partner loved the modern renovation as they were not handy enough to do the work themselves.

A stylish kitchen is at the heart of an updated living zone that now flows out to a large outdoor entertainment area and landscaped backyard.

Auction of 36 Maurice St, Herne Hill

Buxton agent Jarrod Leonard auctioned the property before a large crowd. Picture: Alan Barber

“We really love the street as well,” he said.

“A lot of the house are being done up.”

Buxton agent Jarrod Leonard took an opening bid of $650,000 at Saturday’s auction as four buyers put their hands up early.

But it was two late bidders, who entered the race at $710,000 and $716,000, that closed out the battle.

The kitchen is a highlight of the renovation.

The lounge overlooks the landscaped backyard.

Mr Leonard said the house had been meticulously renovated and presented great value in a growth location.

“It’s a lovely family-oriented area,” he said.

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