Big Highton block draws a buyer in less than two weeks

The Highton house makes the most of both the front and backyards.

A big backyard has helped vendors secure the quick sale of a Highton property which was snapped up in less than two weeks.

A young Belmont family looking to upgrade paid $839,000 for the four-bedroom house at 175 Barrabool Road.

McGrath, Geelong agent Michael Marmora said the updated brick home close to Highton Village attracted a number of early inquiries and sold after the second open home.

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There’s a great indoor-outdoor connection.

He said the buyers had just sold their house in Belmont and were keen to upsize in same the area.

“It was a pretty perfect combination of large family living and a 915sq m block, that block size really appealed and the internal configuration, with the improvements, that was really well received by the market,” Mr Marmora said.

“We had multiple interested parties and obviously that’s reflected in the price.”

The upgraded kitchen has all the mod cons.

Summer shade is guaranteed.

The house offers two living zones, with the central open-plan hub linking to a covered outdoor entertainment area via bi-fold doors.

The elevated deck overlooks a large backyard with ample lawn space, established trees for summer shade and a double garage.

The perfect spot for a summer barbecue.

Buyers made a beeline for Highton at the end of last year once the ring of steel between Melbourne and Geelong came down.

The median house price jumped 12.6 per cent to $742,500 in the three months to December, according to the latest Hometrack data.

Family homes are in hot demand, as evidenced by the sale of another five-bedroom house at 5 Oakhill Avenue, Highton which lasted only four days on the market.

5 Oakhill Avenue, Highton lasted just four days on the market.

McGrath, Geelong agent David McGuinness sold the 963sq m property for $1.35m just before Christmas.

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