Last Friday saw a new record set for an uninsured property in Christchurch’s north-east with the sale of 7 The Belfry for $860,000.
The auction for the architecturally designed and Metzger-built luxury home was brought forward after the owners received an acceptable pre-auction offer of $645,000.
With a full auction room and five active bidders, the sale price quickly rose to the final figure. After securing an extra $215,000 in the space of less than ten minutes it goes without saying our owners are really going to enjoy their upcoming holiday! The property’s 2013 rateable value was $720,000.
The 283sqm family home was situated on the boundary of the local golf course and just minutes from the shores of Waimairi Beach. Exhibiting a mere 42mm in differential settlement, the property was deemed a repair by the owners’ insurer. The property’s enviable location, coupled with its barely noticeable damage meant the property attracted a good cross-section of interest from tradespeople and owner-occupiers. The successful purchaser, a local, intends to repair the property to an insurable standard and move in with his family.
Our owners, who plan to build in Clearwater, were approached several times to sell privately before taking their home to the market. Clearly their decision to engage Harcourts and utilise the auction process paid dividends.
Days on market: 11
Open homes: 5
Active bidders: 5
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