Canberra’s high clearance rates over recent weekends have continued to roll in at the top of the ladder board and the market hasn’t ceased to surprise me.
Last Saturday recorded an 89 per cent result – the second-highest this year by a whisker. But considering the record this year was in February back in pre-COVID-19 pandemic times, it’s no mean feat.
With Melbourne winding back to tighter restrictions and lockdowns, the nation’s capital seems somewhat immune and has been since the crisis reared its ugly head. Not only has the ACT seen low cases and with no significant spike, our property market has proven resilient amid the rapid changes to be one of the strongest in the nation.
Check out this week’s top picks of open homes to inspect this weekend:
This sprawling home estate is the perfect match for a family who’s searching for a community-feel neighbourhood.
On offer is more than 8000 square metres of established gardens with superb views and a rural lifestyle feel, yet it’s only minutes from the town centre.
There are six oversized bedrooms, multiple living spaces, a large kitchen at the heart of the home with a walk-in pantry and an abundance of natural light taking advantage of its fantastic aspect.
Reverse-cycle ducted heating and cooling and two wood fireplaces provide comfort year-round.
The entertaining space features a huge covered area, built-in speaker system, pizza oven, indoor spa and an 11-metre in-ground pool, all surrounded by quality decking. And, let’s not forget the enormous separate garage.
Price guide: $1.325 million
Agent: Goulburn First National Real Estate, Jarrod Falconer 0408 417 445
A fine selection of artful furnishings and attention to detail sees this immaculate single-level home deliver a contemporary masterpiece in the heart of Downer.
The sun-drenched home has trans-seasonal appeal with indoor/outdoor flow and a tasteful palette throughout for a timeless finish.
The home has three bedrooms and has been lovingly renovated with a hint of the Hamptons.
The open-plan living and dining areas are complemented by the fireplace and french doors which open out to a fully covered alfresco entertainment area.
The easy-care gardens and specious backyard is also a perfect place to relax with a glass of red.
Price guide: $1.1 million +
Auction: 10am, July 11
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie & Richard Luton 0410 750 413 & 0418 697 844
From the pink and white bathroom to the baby blue kitchen, the home at 123 Stornaway Road is a real-life doll’s house.
The decorative brick fence, white weatherboard facade and black roof and trimmings are simply a picture of perfection, merely alluding to the character you’ll find inside the home.
Built in 1912, the home showcases period features – from the traditional entrance hallway through to the sun-drenched living area at the rear.
Two fireplaces beckon you to stay in and get cosy, with one in the main lounge and another in the main bedroom.
The Federation-style bathroom is a work of art, with terrazzo flooring offsetting striking white tiling. A pastel pink cast-iron bath and pedestal basin are the main attractions.
Price guide: High $600,000s
Auction: 12.30pm, July 18
Agent: LJ Hooker Queanbeyan, Jason Maxwell 0416 182 379
Fresh and energetic, this apartment in the Palko development is the ultimate in lifestyle, comfort and location.
With three balconies and more than 150 square metres of sleek and sophisticated living space over two levels, it’s perfectly suited to a young professional or couple.
Other highlights include soaring ceilings, timber flooring and a kitchen made for aspiring chefs.
Double-glazed windows ensure comfort year-round, as well as ducted reverse cycle air conditioning.
Located in the heart of Braddon, cafes, restaurants and boutique retail stores are all at your doorstep.
Price guide: $800,000 +
Auction: 2pm, July 11
Agent: LJ Hooker Dickson, Stephen Bunday 0416 014 431