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Double deal: Next-door neighbours team up for auction

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Homeowners of 29 & 31 Eighth Ave, St Peters with their families celebrated the auction result.

Two homeowners who got together to sell their neighbouring properties at the same time in a bid to sweeten the deal for prospective buyers have met success at auction.

The two side-by-side homes at 29 Eighth Ave and 31 Eighth Ave in St Peters sold for $2,310,000 at auction held on Sunday.

Sitting on a combined allotment of 1045sqm (approx.), the auction drew in 14 registered bidders on the day with Ray White’s chief auctioneer John Morris leading the proceedings.

While the home at 29 Eighth Ave has three bedrooms and one bathroom, the home at 31 Eighth Ave has two bedrooms and one bathroom.

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The living room at 29 Eighth Ave, St Peters.

One of the three bedrooms at 29 Eighth Ave, St Peters.

The location of the homes in a much sought-after suburb attracted the prospective buyers.

Selling agent Liam McDevitt of Ray White Walkerville, who presented the two homes to market with co-agent Jessica Buckmaster, said they were initially just selling the house at 29 Eighth Ave before their neighbour decided to list their house too.

“We were initially selling house number 29 and on the Wednesday before the auction the owner of house number 31 decided that she also wanted to sell after we suggested both were worth more together,” Mr McDevitt said.

31 Eighth Ave, St Peters.

The living room at 31 Eighth Ave, St Peters.

“We cancelled the auction, gave number 29 a break and then came back to market with both resulting in the sale.

“The house at number 29 is a deceased estate and we were dealing with five siblings. Upon the sale, they celebrated and everyone including the neighbours and us agents got stuck into Mum’s stash of Ouzo.

“(It was) an amazing day and auction and a great way to top off and honour their mum.”

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