Melbourne will live up to its name as the nation’s auction capital this weekend, with 840 homes scheduled to go under the hammer.
The number is up from this time last year, when only 723 auctions were held, according to CoreLogic data.
Read on for a look at some of the most viewed properties online, going to auction this weekend or selling shortly.
2/29 Campbell St, Glen Waverley
This week, a Glen Waverley unit was the second most viewed property nationally on realestate.com.au of those going to auction this weekend.
The price guide for 2/29 Campbell St is $670,000 to $730,000.
Ray White Glen Waverley agent Cristine Jones said she struggled not to get “trampled” due to the level of interest at open for inspections for the home, with at least 150 groups going through ahead of the auction.
“It’s a really nice tree line, it’s a neat and tidy unit and it’s been freshly painted, with new carpets and blinds,” Ms Jones said.
“They’re really hard to replace.”
Ms Jones said the property was mostly attracting downsizers, first-home buyers and young couples.
“I don’t think they’ve been disappointed when they’ve arrived, because it is a lot more spacious than others in the area,” she said.
The property goes to auction on Saturday, April 6 at 10am.
45 Wilson Rd, Glen Waverley
Also in Glen Waverley, 45 Wilson Rd was the eighth most viewed property in the state going to auction this weekend.
The double-storey six-bedroom home features a pool and is in the Glen Waverley Secondary College catchment zone.
The property has a price guide of $1.3 million to $1.43 million.
The listing reads: “the home entices you inside where a welcoming formal lounge and dining room enjoys an interconnected ambience before spilling onto a paved entertainer’s courtyard”.
Ray White agent Cristine Jones said the property had been highly searched online but had average attendance, with 37 groups going through the property.
The Saturday auction starts at 2pm.
26 Ashburton Drive, Mitcham
A four-bedroom Mitcham house was the fifth most viewed property going to auction this Saturday.
No. 26 Ashburton Drive, on a block of 725sq m, is listed with a price guide of $700,000 to $750,000 and has been seen by 44 groups.
Philip Webb Ringwood auctioneer Rob Forbes said the property was in a “budget sweet spot”.
“The area is very popular and it offers buyers an opportunity to buy a home that is not in the top value in the area,” Mr Forbes said.
“But it looks good, is on a big block and has a workable, usable floorplan.”
Mr Forbes said the home offered good value to first-home buyers priced out of other homes in the area.
The home goes to auction on Saturday at 3:30pm.
50 Mahoney St, Templestowe
A car-lover’s delight in Templestowe with a massive 12-space garage was the most viewed residential listing in Australia this week, according to data from realestate.com.au.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom house set on a large 1450sq m block at 50 Mahoney St has a price guide of $3 million to $3.3 million.
Barry Plant Doncaster East agent Michael Steenhuis said the level of interest had come as a surprise.
“In this market, out of all our properties — especially given the value that it is — we’re very surprised that it’s been the busiest,” Mr Steenhuis said.
“The garage has certainly pulled a different crowd than we’re used to — the open for inspection is like a luxury car expo.”
The home is for sale by the set date of April 9.