Offspring actress Linda Cropper has sold her luxurious south of Sydney home after opting to move to Melbourne to film Network Ten’s hit show.
Her three-bedroom home in the Southern Highlands’ Bundanoon township sold for $700,000 through Belle Property.
Three years ago Cropper purchased the 1016 sqm block of land for $315,000 where she built a gorgeous Bundanoon home that overlooks a rose garden and vegetable patch.
It comes only three years after she sold her one-bedroom Camperdown house in 2014 for $727,500 before moving to the Southern Highlands.
Cropper will reprise her role as Nina Proudman’s mother Geraldine alongside fellow Melburnian cast Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Eddie Perfect and Lachy Hulme and has reportedly purchased a home in inner city Melbourne, according to Domain.
Elsewhere, Melbourne agents offered a weekend auction smorgasbord of culinary-connected inner city offerings.
The Carlton North home of a late Japanese restaurateur, Kunihiro “Kuni” Ichikawa fetched $2.3 million.
There were eight bidders seeking the 278 sqm two bedroom Reserve Street offering which was built for him in 1967 with Japanese influences.
Alexkarbon selling agent Tony Downward noted Ishikawa was credited as introducing sushi to Melbourne after opening Kuni’s in the CBD in 1977.
He lived at the home until he died early last year aged 67.
There was a $740,000 sale of an apartment above the Collingwood eatery, The Noble Experiment.
The apartment, located in the old Comarty’s building on the corner of Smith and Otter Streets, had traded in 2007 at $497,500.
The pre-auction selling range was $700,000 to $770,000.
The national weekend preliminary auction clearance rate has risen again to 77 per cent on the second-last Autumn weekend, according to CoreLogic’s latest update.
Auction activity across the combined capital cities increased this week too, up from 2409 auctions last week to 2794 this week, making it the sixth busiest week so far this year.
The clearance rate across the combined capitals was 77.2 per cent, increasing from a final clearance rate of 72.8 per cent over the previous week.
At the same time last year, both volumes (1920) and the clearance rate (68.9 per cent) were lower.
The two largest auction markets, Melbourne and Sydney, saw their preliminary clearance rates rise, with Sydney at 80.7 per cent and Melbourne at 79.2 per cent, although CoreLogic’s auction analyst Kevin Brogan said that Sydney, and to a lesser extent Melbourne, tend to revise down over the week when the remaining results are captured.
Over the previous week, Sydney’s preliminary clearance rate of 79.4 per cent was revised down to 74.5 per cent when finalised.
Across the smaller capital city markets, Brisbane was the only city where preliminary clearance rates fell week-on-week.
Sydney was host to 1053 auctions this week and a preliminary clearance rate of 80.7 per cent was recorded, rising from 74.5 per cent last week across 960 auctions.
One year ago, 735 auctions were held across Sydney and 73.2 per cent were successful.
It was the strongest result since April 9.
Eight of the 15 sub-regions recorded clearance rates of at least 80 per cent with the stand outs being Sydney’s Inner West 88.9 per cent and Sutherland’s 88.6 per cent.
A Sydney Harbour waterfront house at Northbridge sold for $9.3 million making it the nation’s most expensive weekend auction sale.
The 67 Coolawin Road home on 1890 sqm was marketed through Shead Property as a “once in a generation opportunity”.
The Middle Harbour home has an extensive garden that leads to a private boat house and pontoon along with wide level garden frontage.
There were 1323 auctions held in Melbourne this week with a preliminary clearance rate of 79.2 per cent.
This week’s result shows a rise in the clearance rate for the city, after Melbourne’s final clearance rate was recorded at 75 per cent last week, the lowest clearance rate for the city so far this year.
Over the same week last year, Melbourne’s clearance rate was 70 per cent across 843 auctions.
Melbourne had the cheapest sale of the nation when a two bedroom villa at Melton South sold for $251,000.
Located at 1/18 Toolern Street, the 1980-built villa was marketed as suitable for first home buyers, investors and downsizers.
It last sold at $207,000 in 2012.
Of the Melbourne sub-regions, seven of the nine regions recorded clearance rates at or above 75 per cent, with the highest clearance recorded across the Outer East, with preliminary results showing 87.8 per cent of the 98 results were successful.
There were 160 Brisbane homes taken to auction this week, with 93 results reported so far.
A six bedroom Clayfield house sold for $1.75 million through Ray White agent Damon Warat was Brisbane’s most expensive reported weekend auction sale.
Located at 122 Alexandria Road, the property has been recently renovated. It last traded in 2010 at $1.3 million.
The preliminary clearance rate for Brisbane, 51.6 per cent, was the only capital city down from last week, when it was 59 per cent, but similar to one year ago, when 50.9 per cent of the 131 properties taken to auction were successful.
In Adelaide, a 70.4 per cent preliminary result was recorded this week across 114 auctions.
The 102 Adelaide auctions returned a clearance rate of 63 per cent, while at the same time last year, 92 homes were taken to auction, with 68.8 per cent recording a successful result.
Adelaide’s cheapest sale was a two bedroom Kent Town unit sold for $342,000.
Located at 3/2-8 College Road, the property last sold in 2005 at $230,000.
Across Canberra, 85 homes were taken to auction this week.
Preliminary results show a clearance rate of 75.3 per cent, up from 74.3 per cent the previous week.
A five bedroom elevated Red Hill house sold for $1.541 million making it Canberra’s most expensive weekend auction sale.
Located at 26 Fishburn Street, the property that overlooks a treetop landscape had last sold at $1.38 million in 2015.
The 1960s home, with 1990s renovation, was marketed with additional potential for redevelopment or renovation through Peter Blackshaw Real Estate agent Andrew Chamberlain.
Perth’s preliminary clearance rate was 50 per cent this week, up from 42.1 per cent last week.
This week 48 Perth homes were auctioned.
At the same time last year, 42.9 per cent of Perth auctions cleared.