EIGHT Brisbane houses are kicking off the 2019 Brisbane auction season this weekend including one of the largest properties to hit the Carina market in three years and a small Corinda cottage that has 4-5 interested bidders.
The three bedroom brick house at 43 Spencer St, Corinda last sold in 1979 for $49,250.
Place Graceville estate agent Gary Eaton said the owner had already moved out of the house due to poor health.
He said the home must be sold this weekend.
In Brisbane’s east, Tom and Rhonda Rafferty have spent $100,000 over the last nine years, updating 30 Foxmont Drive, Carina before it’s auction on Saturday.
The five-bedroom, two-storey house on 900sq m features 276sq m of internal floor space, with four bedrooms upstairs, including the master bedroom with a large ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.
Downstairs has the lounge, dining and family rooms, a fifth bedroom, study, kitchen, butler’s pantry and laundry.
“The house was built by a builder for his family, it’s got a beautiful aspect, the downstairs is very pleasant even on hot summer days and the French doors open up to a patio and we get lovely breezes at the top of the hill.”
Northern Brisbane suburbs dominate the opening weekend, with auctions planned in the neighbouring suburbs of Aspley, Carseldine and Zillmere, as well as nearby Kedron.
Corinda’s neighbouring suburb, Oxley, also has an auction on Saturday afternoon.
Of the 18 houses that went to auction in Carina in the last six months, almost half (8) sold at auction for between $600,000 and $910,000. A third (6) were passed in, three sold before auction and one was withdrawn.
In Corinda, 12 houses went to auction in the last six months with half of them selling under the hammer for between $727,500 and $1.07m, one selling before auction and the rest being passed in.