Rating: 78 out of 100 – Review by Darren McCoy
In St Kilda, the buyers are coming out of their warm lounge room from all over Melbourne. The Agents have finally released the houses and apartments they have been holding on to over winter, and boom! Auction, private sales and closed door sales are happening left right and centre. There is no question that the competition is strong for buyers. Even us experienced St Kilda buyer advocates are needing to be at the top of our game, making sure every string is pulled in our clients’ favour. It’s a tough crowd at a buyer’s auction in St Kilda that is certain!
Personally, I love dealing and buying property in my local area – no need to ask why, but since you have I will tell you many reasons. Let’s catch up for a coffee at my local cafe, Iddy Biddy, or perhaps a cocktail after work upstairs at Big Mouth – Monday is $10 specials, and then I will give you another 50 reasons why St Kilda is such a cool place to live your life.
Sure the choice to live here is about lifestyle – so let’s have a look through last weekend’s sales and non-sales, and who is pulling the crowds into the open for inspections. by the way, the source data here is from domain.com.au – the opinion is purely mine!
ST KILDA Buyers Agent Auction Comments
3 bedroom unit 2 Albert St sold for $875 prior to auction by Pride Real Estate – Not surprised, Pride are good sellers and know the area very well.
3 bedroom unit 64 Alma Rd raised a few eyebrows, and an unhappy agent when it passed in @ $510k by Whiting & Co – probably caught the cold wind coming down the street that day and not as many people here as they had hoped for!
2 Bedroom unit 181-189 Barkly St passed in at $760k by Buxton (St Kilda) – hmm, that says more about the vendors expectations, but maybe it was too small for the buyer to pay 800K that day. Now it’s listed at $810,000
1 bedroom 84 Blessington St passed in by Woodards Elsternwick – That’s a pity, such a great location, so close to the park and shops.
A house at 23 Brighton Rd sold prior to auction by Marshall White Albert Park – vendor would have been happy with a strong pre-auction offer and presumably no conditions (or cooling off if its 3 days prior to auction date) on the contract before the day! Good result, not surprising, Marshall White know what they are doing.
2 bedroom unit 27 Charnwood Rd sold for $690k by Gary Peer & Associates – Not my cup of tea, those newer apartment blocks in that area, but they are still nice and airy, comparable to Southbank, with arguably less body corp fees. Still, it is just hovering around the median price range, so everyone happy!
3 bedroom unit 133-135 Fitzroy St sold for $905k by Hocking Stuart – A smart property at a good price for one of the best streets in St Kilda.
Two one bedroom units at 64 Fitzroy St selling prior to auction at $460k and $450k – Half the price of a three-bedder, and still right in the thick of the action.
4 bedroom house at 7 Foster Av really pushing the price up on this at $2.405m by Hocking Stuart St Kilda – Hard to come by a large family home in St Kilda, very well presented, great campaign, and I am sure a very happy result for everybody.
3 bedroom unit 19 Mitford St passed in at $1.16m listed by Rodney Morley – Phew, that’s a great start to the day, I think not, again it must have been the cold wind!
Median Price Points for apartments in St Kilda in October. data from realestate.com.au
Median Price Points for houses in St Kilda in October.
St Kilda is an area that doesn’t need to be sold, it sells itself – As a buyer having an agent on your side is crucial in this high demand area.
Talk to someone who is loyal to you and local, call Darren 0412 308 708.