Delayed flight almost derails buyer’s winning bid

first_imgThe home at 27 Mulgowie St, Sunnybank sold at auction.A three-bedroom home in Sunnybank has sold under the hammer to a bidder who arrived late to the auction thanks to a delayed flight. The family home at 27 Mulgowie St sold at auction for $825,0000 on Saturday, May 27. The brick-and-tile property is on an 834sq m block and features an outdoor area and remodelled kitchen. Marketing agent Mark Allen, of Allen and Lee Real Estate, said the auction attracted a crowd of more than 70 people and nine registered bidders, but it was the last buyer to register who proved to be successful. Mr Allen said the new owner flew to Brisbane from Melbourne on the morning of the auction.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home at 27 Mulgowie St, Sunnybank“He had never seen the home before and his flight was delayed, so he consequently arrived very late, just as the auction was near the end,” he said. “He requested late registration in a real hurry, he bid and he bought. Everyone was happy.”Mr Allen said the vendors bought the land for $18,000 39 years and built a family home. “The home is now too big for them so they decided to downsize,” he said. According to CoreLogic data, the median house price in Sunnybank is sitting at $714,750, which is up 1.5 per cent in the February quarter but down 0.5 per cent in the 12 months to February. Long-term growth in the southside suburb has been strong, with the median house price growing 23.2 per cent in the past three years and 43.5 per cent in the last five years.last_img read more