Under the hammer this Saturday

MORE than 170 Ray White properties have been primed to go under the hammer across the country this Saturday, with New South Wales (66) and Victoria (65) again playing hosts to the greatest volume of auctions.

In Sydney, Ray White Parramatta’s Broderick Wright is taking a charming cottage (below) at 39 Kiama St, Greystanes to auction at 11am with a price guide of $600,000 to $650,000.

“It’s a quintessential first-home buyer property,” Mr Wright said.

“What we’re seeing in Western Sydney is that while the market has corrected, quality property, priced correctly, offering value to the marketplace always gets a great turnout of buyers.”

Still in Sydney’s west is the 2pm auction of 104 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead managed by Ray White Parramatta’s Amit Nayak.

Mr Nayak is taking the renovated three bedroom home (above) to auction with a price guide of $1.29 million.

“The land is large at 660sq m, a lot of property in the area is around 550sq m so this one is bigger and it’s walking distance to Westmead Public School, the train station and hospital,” Mr Nayak said.

“We’ve interest coming mostly from local buyers looking to upgrade from a unit, villa or townhouse.”

Around 35 minutes from Canberra’s CBD is the 3pm auction of 1 Vallencia Drive, Jeir.

‘Morphetville’ (above) is a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a one-acre parcel of land in Vallencia Country Estate.

The estate includes a community lake, tennis court, open parkland picnic area and walking paths.

Ray White Canberra’s Mark Johnstone said he’d received interest from families, interstate buyers and tree-changers.

In Melbourne on Saturday, a modern family home (above) backing onto Keeley Park Reserve and sporting facilities is going to auction at 11am.

The double-storey residence at 2/22 Mallawa St, Clayton South is marketed with a price guide of $850,000 to $900,000.

“It’s got three big living areas, a fantastic outdoor space and it backs onto a reserve so you have a big backyard that the council will mow for you,” Ray White Oakleigh’s Lee Botsios said.

“Buyers love that they can potentially change the three bedroom layout into four bedrooms or even five, and still have the open-plan kitchen and large alfresco area.”

Ninety minutes later on the coast near Geelong is the auction of 61 Barongarook Drive, Clifton Springs (above).

“Clifton Springs is fast becoming known, with a buoyant market,” Ray White Drysdale principal Travis Smith said.

“It’s a market with multiple buyers, and there’s only a small pool so they’re competing over the properties. This place has the best of everything without the price tag. At $500,000 we are seen as cheap compared to the Melbourne market.”

Mr Smith has attached a price guide on the four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home of $460,000 to $500,000.

To the coast of Adelaide where a Henley Beach listing (above) is receiving great interest prior to its 10am (ACST) auction this Saturday.

Ray White Adelaide Group’s George Kargiotis is marketing 12A Reedie St, which is a 30-second walk to the ocean.

“A lot of downsizers are after it because it’s a single storey home in the suburb of Henley Beach,” Mr Kargiotis said.

“There aren’t too many recently built homes that are single storey, most are double storey so it’s appealing to downsizers who want to get into, what I think, is the best seaside suburb in Adelaide. Henley has had 20 per cent growth in the last 12 months.”

At 3.30pm, 15kms north of Adelaide’s CBD, is the auction of a solid brick home (above) at 21 Elizabeth St, Blair Athol.

“The property appeals to a wide range of buyers, from first-home buyers to investors and developers,” Ray White Norwood’s Nick Borrelli said.

“The house is in great condition for its age and offers two really large bedrooms with the option to extend and renovate in the future.”

Mr Borrelli described Blair Athol as a “rapidly growing area”.

“Parts of the suburb have been rezoned to incorporate higher-density housing, with other streets closer to Regency Rd filled with character-laden homes.”

North to Brisbane where there’s the 10am auction of an acreage riverfront property (above) with direct access to beautiful Moreton Bay.

The grand contemporary home at 261 Wyampa Rd, Bald Hills is being marketed by Ray White Bridgeman Downs’ Sonya Treloar.

“Just four years young, the home has been purpose-designed to enjoy the perfect aspect set along the 85m frontage of the Pine River,” Ms Treloar said.

“With a boat ramp, a full deep water pontoon, and a huge triple-height shed at the front of the site, this property is a boatie’s heaven.”

The main house consists of five bedrooms across two levels, while there’s also a separate double-storey granny flat or self-contained apartment with a single car garage.