Westmeadows first-home purchaser proves market goes swimmingly

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6 Gretna Close, Westmeadows - for herald sun real estate

6 Gretna Shut, Westmeadows, bought to a first-home purchaser who turned again midway via a morning swim as a way to attend.


A purchaser who turned again midway via a morning swim on the seaside discovered himself the sudden winner of an public sale a couple of hours later.

Erol Doganay was already within the water at Williamstown Seashore when he figured simply because he’d missed a couple of houses since beginning home searching in July final 12 months, didn’t imply he ought to surrender.

The primary-home purchaser had spent simply 10 minutes at 9 Gretna Close, Westmeadows, earlier than bidding on the house, however wound up claiming the title in a six-bidder battle that surged $56,000 previous the reserve to a $736,000 prime supply.

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“We did just like the property loads,” Mr Doganay stated.

“For the final $10,000 or $15,000 I used to be stretching out a bit, however I simply thought it’s not price lacking out for that a lot – not when it may very well be price that rather more in a couple of months.”

6 Gretna Close, Westmeadows - for herald sun real estate

Mr Doganay wasn’t ready to overlook one other house over $15,000.


His fiance Senel, who he plans to wed in September, didn’t make the public sale.

Their inspection a couple of weeks prior needed to be minimize quick as they moved on to a different open house close by.

Ray White Gladstone Park director Phillip Mercieca stated he had “outbid patrons who had been three or 4 occasions”.

6 Gretna Close, Westmeadows - for herald sun real estate

He and his fiance Senel had solely inspected the house for 10 minutes earlier than the public sale.


Mr Mercieca added that the seller was thrilled with the “incredible consequence” for a house that was more likely to get a renovation. However with 5 underbidders nonetheless looking, competitors is anticipated to rise within the coming weeks.

In close by Greenvale one other first-home purchaser received a seven-bidder battle at $752,000 — greater than $30,000 above the 88 Frontier Avenue house’s reserve.

88 Frontier Avenue, Greenvale - for herald sun real estate

88 Frontier Avenue, Greenvale, bought for $752,000 to a first-home purchaser.


Barry Plant’s Phong Ho stated the competition got here all the way down to $100 presents, with three patrons nonetheless within the sport above the $700,000 mark.

“I appraised this home within the excessive 600,000s simply 5 weeks in the past,” Mr Ho stated.

“And the market has moved in that point. We haven’t seen first-home patrons bidding this excessive till just lately.”

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