Vendors of a Marrickville two-bedroom single-level terrace had concerns selling their house on Super Saturday, the busiest auction day of the year.
Despite the torrential downpour during the open home, a crowd of about 35 people still showed up for the auction of 79 Harding Street, Hendra.
It is a month before Christmas and while most people are in holiday mode, the property market is in full swing.
In red hot Chippendale one home went for $150,000 above reserve, while another vendor enjoyed a $1.5 million windfall.
11 Henry Street, Fitzroy
The inner west continued its sizzling-hot run on Saturday when a dilapidated timber house in Rozelle sold under the hammer for $1.65 million, $250,000 over reserve.
Three homes in a row on McCulloch Road, Sunnybank, sold for a combined $3,025,000 when they went under the hammer on Saturday.
A heritage listed property which sold for $270,000 over reserve, was one of 761 Sydney properties on offer at auction on Saturday
Property investors have been out in force in Melbourne’s spring market, clawing back ground on auction battlefields and fuelling prices.
A gold rush era house in the hip inner-west sparked a bidding war.