Manifold Heights: Worst home in greatest avenue beats reserve by $60K

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Auctioneer Jarrod Leonard, left, calls bids at Sydenham Avenue, Manifold Heights. Image: Mike Dugdale


Patrons have secured an entry stage right into a Geelong neighbourhood on the way in which to turning into a future million-dollar avenue.

The Geelong couple paid $650,000 for the three-bedroom clinker brick home at 58 Sydenham Avenue, Manifold Heights at Saturday’s public sale.

Buxton agent Jarrod Leonard stated a number of consumers had been hoping to make the traditional actual property play of securing the worst home in the perfect avenue.

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Public sale at 58 Sydenham Ave, Manifold Heights. Image: Mike Dugdale


He left hopeful consumers in little doubt of the dimensions of the venture, describing future renovations as not for the faint hearted.

“It was purchased by an area couple who will find yourself doing an enormous, full renovation,” he stated.

“They’ve received household within the space and Manifold Heights has good colleges and so forth.

“Purely and easily, it was concerning the location.”

The home is on a 500sq m nook block at Minerva Rd, placing it near Newtown’s colleges precinct.

58 Sydenham Avenue, Manifold Heights, offered for $650,000.


“We had been quoting $550,000 to $600,000, which was a practical worth level contemplating the quantity of labor to be required, which was flooring stumping from the bottom up,” Mr Leonard stated.

“To place it into perspective, a home on the street offered for $1.05 million and we simply offered 34 Sydenham Avenue off marketplace for $870,000.”

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The public sale was held within the yard. Image: Mike Dugdale


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Mr Leonard stated 4 teams had been robust bidders on the public sale, with one other three not getting an opportunity to lift a hand as the worth completed about $60,000 over the reserve worth.

“The traditional discover the worst home in the perfect avenue couldn’t be extra true for this property,” he stated.

“Lots of the consumers had expert relations, had been both plumbers, electricians or tradesmen or had brothers or dads that had been within the area, in order that they noticed the good thing about shopping for one thing that they may add their very own worth to.

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A relative was bidding on behalf of the profitable consumers. Image: Mike Dugdale


“It’s considered one of these ones that we’ll all stroll previous in 5 years time and need that we had have purchased it as a result of it’s going to be value $1 million.”

Manifold Heights’ median home worth has risen nearly 16 per cent in 12 months to $832,500, realestate.com.au information reveals.

“It’s a really, very tightly-held pocket and its surrounded by nice colleges, loads of parkland and quick access to every little thing, so you actually can’t fault Manifold Heights,” Mr Leonard stated.

The distributors had been promoting the home after it had been within the household for about 40 years.

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