Interstate buyer makes Gold Coast day trip to attend house’s auction

first_img MORE NEWS: Gold Coast property values on the rise It sold under the hammer for more than $1 million. The buyer flew from South Australia for the day to attend the auction.“He signed a contract and was on a flight back home (that) afternoon.”“I have a feeling he will end up knocking it down because it’s him, his wife and his friend from Perth (who bought it).”Mr Fitzgerald said the South Australian buyer made it clear before the auction he was determined to own the property.“I’d had one conversation with him and he wanted it, he wasn’t letting go,” he said.He wasn’t the only one who desperately wanted the property, with more than 100 people attending the auction.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“There were 13 registered bidders and the crowd was huge, about 150 people were there including heaps of locals,” he said. “The street was packed with people out on the road and it was a fun auction with plenty of laughs.” He said prospective buyers were attracted to the 536sq m property’s location, which was close to popular cafes and restaurants as well as the beach, and its medium density zoning.“That little pocket in Burleigh is going absolutely berserk at the moment,” Mr Fitzgerald said.A mix of developers hoping to transform the site and house hunters keen to build their dream homes were keen on the property. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 The Burleigh Heads house at 20 Deodar Drive attracted a big crowd at its auction.AN interstate buyer was so determined to own a rundown Burleigh Heads beach house that he flew into the Gold Coast for the day to attend the property’s auction.The South Australian buyer splashed $1.015 million on the Deodar Drive residence, which was listed in January for the first time in more than 45 years.Selling agent Troy Fitzgerald, of Ray White Broadbeach, said his decision to attend was made at the eleventh hour. “He registered to bid, had someone bidding on his behalf then changed his mind on the morning of the auction and flew up,” he said. MORE NEWS: Byron Bay icon The Farm listed for salelast_img

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