A ride-on mower seals deal

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - EMILY BLACK

A FAM­ILY of six not only cel­e­brated the pur­chase of a new home yes­ter­day, but the ven­dor even threw in a ride-on mower to seal the deal.

Place Bulimba agent Dion Tol­ley pre­sented 185 Bar­won St, Morn­ing­side (pic­tured), at auc­tion on a cold and wet spring morn­ing.

Auc­tion­eer Paul Cur­tain started the bid­ding on be­half of the seller at $1 mil­lion.

Only one of the two reg­is­tered bid­ders raised their hand, tak­ing the bid­ding to $1,025,000, be­fore the auc­tion­eer placed a ven­dor bid of $1.1 mil­lion.

The same bid­der raised her hand again, tak­ing the bid to $1,125,000. At that point, the agent and auc­tion­eer joined the bid­der and ven­dor in lengthy ne­go­ti­a­tions.

Af­ter about 30 min­utes the prop­erty was an­nounced on the mar­ket at $1,262,500, with the ven­dor throw­ing in the ride-on mower to help main­tain the 4047sq m block.

Buyer Lucy McGuire said she had been search­ing for a new home for her­self, her hus­band and their four chil­dren for more than six months.

“I feel re­lieved we now have a home,” Ms McGuire said.

She said the prop­erty of­fered enough room for each of her chil­dren to have their own bed­room.

Belle Prop­erty Padding­ton sales di­rec­tor El­iz­a­beth Wright said she was sur­prised with the turnout at the auc­tion of 8 Char­lotte St, Padding­ton, which sold for $901,000 un­der the ham­mer. “Be­cause it was rain­ing this morn­ing, I said to my­self it’s go­ing to be a very long day and you’re not go­ing to be talk­ing to many peo­ple, but … I’m sur­prised by the num­bers out and about,” Ms Wright said.

She said about 30 peo­ple watched as all five reg­is­tered bid­ders vied to buy the three­bed­room Padding­ton cot­tage.

In the end, it sold to a long­time lo­cal who had ad­mired the home since he was a child.

Belle Prop­erty Toowong prin­ci­pal Robin McIl­wain was pleased to re­port a three-bed­room unit at 4/37 Grove St, Toowong, sold un­der the ham­mer at its 9am auc­tion yes­ter­day. “We got it away un­der the ham­mer for $370,000,” Ms McIl­wain said. “(We had) two reg­is­tered bid­ders and we also had an­other two par­ties at the auc­tion with con­di­tional of­fers wait­ing to make of­fers, but they didn’t get the op­por­tu­nity.”

At least two prop­er­ties were sold prior to their auc­tion.

Bris­bane Prop­erty Mar­ket li­censee Stephanie Blun­dell said her list­ing at 41 Dover St, Hawthorne, went un­der of­fer for an undis­closed amount prior to the planned auc­tion. Bris­bane Real Es­tate agent Saeed Moghad­dam said his list­ing at 82 Cas­cade Drive, For­est Lake, also went un­der con­tract last week for an a undis­closed amount. a

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