Canberra’s auction market has had its biggest result in 22 years after its clearance rate nudged to 90 per cent for the first time and its median auction price for houses hit a record high – edging closer to $1 million for the month of May, new data shows.
Keen buyers are flooding homes and spilling onto the streets with paddles in hand, deep pockets and budgets increasing in line with ACT’s climbing house prices.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be armed with a generous deposit to up your borrowing power and safeguard your offer come auction day.
So, for those on the hunt for their next dream home or investment property, or simply curious about what is on the market, we’ve gathered the top 4 properties for sale in Canberra. We hope these homes will be a beacon of inspiration in your property journey.
When it comes to apartment living, luxury and functionality rank highly on one’s list of priorities. At 117/45 Honeysett View, Kingston, both are offered in abundance.
With an easterly aspect and full-height, double-glazed windows, the apartment asserts some of the most brilliant views across the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
On a chilly winter’s morning, there’s no sight more beautiful than the rising mist from the melting frost, as the sun stretches over the horizon.
Inside, the open-plan kitchen, living and dining have been designed for all of life’s occasions. There’s a suitably positioned study nook for days spent working from home.
The main bedroom is an ideal retreat at a day’s end. Step into your walk-in wardrobe and slip into something more comfortable. Or head directly to the free-standing bath for a soothing soak.
Price guide: $1.85 million
Agent: Independent Project Marketing, Grahame O’Brien 0418 625 437
This tranquil family home is located in a lovely garden setting on a quiet loop street. A recent transformation of the property makes it an ideal offering; all rooms have large picture windows taking in the peaceful garden vista.
The 1013-square-metre block offers multiple outdoor entertaining spaces and a beautiful northerly aspect to the rear.
A well-appointed kitchen adjoins an open-plan living area with a wood fireplace, creating a cosy hub of the home. The main suite is its own tasteful retreat with a new en suite and walk-in wardrobe.
Conveniently sited near Marist College, Torrens Primary School and the Mawson shopping centre, this home is ideal for a family that appreciates spending time at home in wonderful gathering spaces.
Price guide: $1.2 million +
Auction: 9am, June 19
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie Luton 0410 750 413
Here sits your very own hidden oasis with breathtaking, uninterrupted rural and city skyline views.
This four-bedroom-plus-rumpus family home is an entertainer’s dream. The immaculate kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances; a steel Omega five-burner gas cooktop and a mirrored splashback.
With a multitude of spaces for you to enjoy, this is a home that will leave a lasting impression on visiting family and friends. The outdoor space is just as spectacular as inside with a bungalow-style deck overlooking the pool and a spa just around the corner.
Other features of the home include a 6.6kw solar system and understairs storage that can also be used as a wine cellar for any wine connoisseurs.
Price guide: $1.25 million +
Auction: 11.30am, June 26
Agent: Blackshaw Gungahlin, Michael Braddon 0408 446 793
A delightful nod to the ’70s on the outside, styled modernity on the inside, this split-level home combines the best of the past with the brightness of an impressive renovation.
The interiors have been revamped from top to bottom, including a laundry room that you never knew you needed and an elongated rumpus room that stretches the entire length of the house.
The alfresco entertaining deck at the rear of the garage is fitted with downlighting, ceiling fans and a beautiful vertical garden. The low-maintenance, backyard is also great for the kids to run wild.
The property is conveniently located only minutes from the local shops and schools, as well as Fraser Oval.
Price guide: $830,000 +
Auction: 5pm, June 23
Agent: Independent Our Team, Mark Larmer 0403 215 246