Moorooka two-bedder sells for near record price at auction

first_imgThe 647sq m property at 54 Goodwin Tce, Moorooka.The opening bidder at 54 Goodwin Tce escaped down the back steps midway through the auction when the property got ‘well above anything I possibly envisioned’.The two-bedroom pre-war house belonged to Raw Dance Company owners Lucy Chambers and Andrew Fee who will continue to run their international dance company from Moorooka.Nine Brisbane-based owner-occupiers registered to bid at the weekend auction and they were among 40 onlookers who gathered on the back deck with city glimpses. One of the two bedrooms at 54 Goodwin Tce, Moorooka, where the sellers were listening to the auction.“I think the price makes sense to us because you know you are getting your money’s worth,” Ms Chambers said of the property which had been raised to legal height underneath but not built in.“You have to be realistic, it’s not finished,” Mr Fee said. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES What overseas buyers want This view made the property stand out among others in the area.“At great expense we’ve organised the Moorooka State School (fete) down the road,” Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush announced before inviting an opening bid.That came at $500,000 and within three minutes, eight of the nine bidders had put their hands up to take part before there was a pause for Mr Cush to catch his breath. Australian boxing champion Jeff Horn and Anthony Mundine in action. No one was prepared to make a knockout offer against the lead bidder at this auction. Picture: Annette Dew.The crowd was silent and after a pause to consult the sellers, the FaceTime bidders increased their offer to $720,000 and the property sold under the hammer.“Good luck to them,” one of the underbidders said afterwards. Raw Dance Company owners Lucy Chambers and Andrew Fee sold their Moorooka house at auction on the weekend.A BRISBANE auction stunned bidders when a Moorooka house made $200,000 for the sellers in 20 minutes, making it one of the most expensive two-bedroom homes in the south Brisbane suburb. At $700,000 there were obvious signs the bidders were thinning.“If you don’t like $700,000 then give ‘em the Jeff Horn,” Mr Cush said.center_img The couple knocked down walls to open the kitchen, living and dining areas.“I think people saw the aspect and how it’s been designed but also what they can do with it.”The property, which they bought in 2013 for $520,000, had been rented out in recent years and the couple are now living between Norman Park and Teneriffe and are renovating their Moorooka dance studio.The sale was the fifth highest price for a two-bedroom house in Moorooka on record according to CoreLogic property data.“Compared to the other homes in the area it is elevated, with city aspects, and it’s a good start home for a professional couple who want to start to have a family,” Ray White New Farm agent Karla Lynch said. Interested buyers spent a lot of time downstairs before the auction, where the property had been raised to legal height.“The family who bought it are in Greenslopes, a younger couple and they were the first people to see the house and have stayed with us to the end. I’m over the moon for them.” The back deck also has a built-in barbecue and outdoor laundry at one end.“Think about it, take your time, it’s not a race, although it sounds like it at times,” he said.As it happened, the lead bidder was actually at the races, attending a 30th birthday party at the Eagle Farm Racecourse and bidding via a FaceTime link. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Brisbane’s hottest suburbs right now More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours ago Ray White agent Karla Lynch holds her phone with the FaceTime bidder toward auctioneer Haesley Cush, with the hammer about to fall on the $720,000 sale of 54 Goodwin Terrace, Moorooka.“We thought it was going to go for a lot less. That’s a great result for the sellers.”After a celebratory cuddle in the front bedroom where they had been ensconced, the sellers, Raw Dance Company owners Lucy Chambers and Andrew Fee emerged gleaming.last_img

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