Agents across the capital are all in agreement that the market is not only returning “back to normal” but is outshining market confidence seen in pre-COVID days.
Since the attendee limit was increased to 100, we’ve seen homes sell prior to auction, auctions brought forward due to strong offers and entire backyards filled with eager spectators and bidders.
Attending auctions out of aspiration or curiosity has been a long favourite past time of mine – it’s the excitement of stepping inside an architecturally designed masterpiece that one could only dream of or a home that’s been dearly loved, lived in and passed through generations. If you’re in the market, it’s also a great way to find out the true market value of a property.
The light is at the end of the tunnel and this coupled with the federal government’s grant to build new or renovate and the state government’s stamp duty waiver for residential land and off-the-plan apartments and townhouses, should see a resurgence of construction and buzzing buyer activity.
They certainly don’t build homes like this any more. This kitschy two-bedroom townhome in Holder is as adorable as they come.
Enter through the private front courtyard, via the quaint front deck and get ready to uncover the many surprises inside (and outside the home).
High vaulted timber ceilings are a feature to be admired and provide a spacious feel to every room. Brick walls painted white are a blank canvas to be adorned with artworks and hangings.
Drenched in light, this lounge room is well suited for reading a good book or even listening to an old record player.
Tucked away from the main traffic areas, the main bedroom is generous in size, with a built-in wardrobe, and also benefits from another tranquil green aspect.
Price guide: Low-mid $500,000s
Auction: 11am, July 4
Agent: Luton Properties Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley, Alex Rogers 0457 586 260
This contemporary residence offers more than you could ever dream of in a family home.
The flexible floor plan comprises four bedrooms plus an additional one downstairs that can serve as a separate self-contained one-bedroom unit or a fifth bedroom with en suite and kitchenette.
The spacious 83-square-metre garage is large enough to house four cars, with additional space for a workshop, gym or hobby room.
Upstairs you will find the living areas and other bedrooms making the most of the elevated position and views.
A designer kitchen is the heart of the home and flows out into a luxe al fresco area with cedar ceilings, downlights and a built-in outdoor kitchen.
Price guide: $940,000 +
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Amy Wilson 0405 130 332
Positioned on an elevated block of almost seven hectares with sweeping views and solar efficiency, this five-bedroom, pavilion-style home will take your breath away as you arrive.
Nestled on more than six hectares of land, the property, affectionately named Wurinyan, is the perfect retreat.
There is an abundance of light throughout the entire home thanks to the extensive use of oversized windows.
The generously-sized kitchen is fitted with high-end European appliances and an island bench.
Other features include a spacious outdoor entertaining area with a built-in barbecue, ducted gas heating and a 120,000-litre water tank.
Price guide: $1.4 million-$1.45 million
Agent: McIntyre Properties, Scott Isaacs 0422 201 027
This award-winning, north-east-facing residence is a testament to outstanding design and energy conservation.
Located in a quiet street opposite a tranquil lake reserve, it has soaring ceilings, a covered outdoor dining area and sunroom, rumpus/media room and is close to a children’s playground and schools.
With double-glazed windows, seamless indoor to outdoor connection and an open-plan kitchen boasting Miele appliances, comfort and style is promised in this home.
It also features insulated curtains, solar hot water and reverse-cycle heating and cooling in every bedroom.
Conveniently located near Gungahlin Town Centre and schools, this home is perfect for a growing family.
Price guide: $1.24 million +
Agent: Maria Selleck Properties, Maria Selleck 0417 258 803