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Upsizing their home and their lifestyle!

By Dan Sowden

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you have to downsize. Just ask the proud new owners of 10 Cooba Close, Buderim.

Sold under the hammer on June 6 for $856,000, the beautiful five-bedroom property was purchased by a retired couple who decided they needed more space for all the toys!

“I saw a fairly consistent demographic attracted to this property, people with kids from mid to late teens who were seeking a large home,” says agent Niall Molloy.

“Interestingly, the purchasers are a retired couple who were living in a unit in Cotton Tree for quite some time and decided they needed more room to house their caravan and four-wheel drive.

This home boasts four garages and a dual driveway, which was very appealing to the buyers and the man of the house was very keen to have a little workshop, so it catered to all those needs.”

Despite the property being marketed during a period of relative uncertainty due to COVID restrictions, with only private inspections available, there was plenty of interest and an early relaxation of restrictions allowed Niall to conclude the auction on-site. 

“We had four registered bidders on auction day, which created a competitive environment,” says Niall. 

“As we got to the high sevens, two bidders went head-to-head to the end, a family from Brisbane who were keen to make the move to the Sunshine Coast and the purchasers. 

With over 25 bids in total, the sale price of $856,000 was a street record by $41,000.”

“The property was only on the market for just over four weeks, which was the optimal time frame to ensure every buyer had the opportunity to view the home and make a decision.” 

Meanwhile, it sounds like the new owners will be right at home in their new neighbourhood. 

“Immediately after the fall of the hammer, they were swarmed by neighbours welcoming them to the area,” says Niall.

“It’s the type of street where the neighbours all look out for each other and watch your house when you are away and the new owners are a great fit.

“I have no doubt that there will be plenty of welcome drinks to follow once they move in.”

Cheers to that!

Written by Ingrid Nelson

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