As we celebrate Easter or simply enjoy a couple of extra days to rest and find respite, the number of auctions has subsided this long weekend but the momentum of Canberra’s property market continues.
We’ve seen countless suburb records tumble in recent weeks and ACT housing prices are set to soar by 16 per cent this year, according to ANZ Research economists.
The quieter auction circuit reflects the city’s transient population, with many of us swapping the work suitcase for a weekender duffel and making the journey back to our respective hometowns inland and along the coast, including myself and some of the team at Allhomes HQ.
For property seekers who are staying put, looking for a distraction from consuming copious amounts of chocolate and taking advantage of the lack of home-buying competition, there are still open homes and a handful of auctions taking place. Check out our top picks below!
Set on the high side of the street with good privacy, this welcoming home has been extended and modernised over time to offer a great family residence. The private backyard is easy to care for and local parks are only a short stroll away.
Inside, the spacious living and dining areas spill onto the covered alfresco thanks to bi-fold doors, providing the perfect space to entertain guests.
The kitchen has been renovated to sport a granite benchtop, double-drawer dishwasher and ample storage.
Other features of the home include generously sized bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes and easy access to the renovated main bathroom.
Price guide: $900,000 +
Auction: 10am, April 17
Agent: Luton Properties Weston Creek & Molonglo Valley, Tim & Justine Burke 0411 878 587
Elevated and overlooking a reserve, this grand residence is spread across 260 square metres of living space.
The north-facing living room with a gas fireplace opens to the surrounding terraces, covered entertainment area and back garden blossoming with magnolia and maple trees.
With the cooler season fast approaching there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal and in this kitchen. The concrete benchtops, large cooktop and double oven are beckoning the home masterchef.
Other features of the home include a tap that dispenses hot, cold and sparkling water; double-glazed windows and a built-in speaker system.
Price guide: $1.3 million +
Auction: 9am, April 17
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie Luton 0410 750 413
This third-floor bedroom apartment was built with style and functionality in mind.
The wide entry hallway leads to a living room drenched in natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows and northerly aspect. The residence also has two courtyards.
The layout of the home has been carefully considered to ensure all the bedrooms are both private and spacious, while also having easy access to the kitchen and living room.
The fourth bedroom has been fully separated by one of the courtyards and would make a great teenager’s retreat or a gym, or studio.
Price guide: $1.595 million +
Agent: Purnell, Nick Purnell 0401 043 142
They say location reigns supreme in real estate and this Inner South apartment couldn’t ring more true. Imagine waking up to a beautiful view of Telstra Tower and its surroundings every morning from here.
Open-plan living, high-end finishes and abundant storage are just some of its major drawcards. Our favourite is the complete privacy it offers located on the top floor with no neighbours.
The home also features NBN connection, two separate car spaces and three storage sheds, and AEG appliances in the kitchen.
This residence is only a short stroll or bike ride to the Griffith shops, Kingston Foreshore or the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets.
Price guide: $810,000 +
Auction: 6pm, April 14
Agent: LJ Hooker Canberra City, Kaylene King 0409 574 178