The six-weeks early arrival of a baby put on hold a couple’s plans to buy a renovated East Geelong home.
But only for a short time, as the young family returned to complete the purchase of the three-level home close to Eastern Park.
The four-bedroom house at 7 Humble Street sold for $1.55m in a deal finalised last week.
McGrath, Geelong agent Ricky Forte said the buyers first saw the property the day it went to auction in December and were resigned to missing out, should it sell.
Fortunately, it passed in.
“So we had an inspection the following Saturday and they came along and she was 34 weeks pregnant,” Mr Forte said.
“They looked around the house and they absolutely loved it. They were planning on coming back for an inspection a couple of days later just to check it out.
“We got chatting and I said if I don’t see you again good luck with the baby. They said, oh, no we’ll be back. And funnily enough they went into labour that night, six weeks early.”
Mr Forte said the second inspection was a week or so later.
“He’s a local professional, and she’s a midwife, so a couple of young professionals with the one baby and they’re looking to grow into it.
“They currently live in East Geelong and always have and they’d been looking for over 12 months and fell in love with the quality.”
Mr Forte said the renovation to the substantial home was flawless.
Gorgeous period features include leadlight feature windows, original ceiling roses, polished floorboards, open fireplaces and striking boards and battens.
New features include the kitchen and bathrooms.
The three-level home has a balcony with genuine views looking over Corio Bay.
“The current owners had owned the property for over 30 years.
“We caught up and put a sold sticker on and the vendor has invited them inside and shared a bottle of champagne and talked about raising their kids and grandkids there and the new family talked about where they’re going to put the nursery,” he said.