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Sellers get extra $175k after last minute change

Sellers get extra $175k after last minute change

McGrath Estate Agents founder John McGrath, one of the country’s real estate pioneers, has rarely been seen at Sydney auctions over recent years but said he showed up to the sale on Harrow Rd curious to see how the result would pan out. He ended up being shown the registered bidders list and decided to call the auction himself, taking the reins from

Six-horse race as bidders battle it out for period home

Six-horse race as bidders battle it out for period home

First-time buyers won the keys to the Californian bungalow, that’s been held in the same family for 68 years, at 114 Elizabeth St on Saturday. The young family secured the three-bedroom character home for $671,000, eclipsing the quoted price range of $500,000 to $550,000. RELATED: Happy couple secure first foot on property ladder First-home buyer hacks

Dumbest mistakes bidders make at auction

Dumbest mistakes bidders make at auction

A common blunder was not staying attuned to recent market changes and working out a budget to match comparable sales. Sydney’s auction market has been heating up in recent weeks after a long slumber over the holiday period and it remains a seller’s market. Close to 80 per cent of the 400-odd homes that went under the hammer last week sold successfully