Man pays £500,000 over £2.2M guide price to secure house with favourite number

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A man paid £500,000 above the guide price to secure a house just because he wanted to live at No. 65.

The three-bedroom property, which is located in Sydney, Australia, was listed by realestate.com.au for $3.9 million, £2.2 million.

Angus Gorrie of estate agents McGrath says: “It was his favourite number, it was certainly a number he wanted to buy … one that had a six and a five in it.”

The house sold for $4.8 million, around £2.7 million, just four days after it went on the market.

The buyer, a man in his mid to late 40s, had been looking for his dream house for a year when the property came up for sale.

After spotting the listing, he went to view it immediately and secured a second viewing just three days later, where he then paid $900,000, approximately £504,000, above the price guide.

Gorrie said: “The buyer loved the number and the location and he was very interested in securing the property prior to auction.”

The buyer is excited to move into the property with his family, with plans to do it up along the way.

Aside from his favourite number, the property has plenty going for it.

It boasts spacious, open-plan living and dining zones, as well as a newly renovated kitchen, three large bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and two bathrooms.

It also features a terrace that flows into the newly landscaped garden – making it perfect for entertaining guests.

To the rear, there is also access to a double garage.

A statement on realestate.com.au: “Impressively proportioned, bright, airy and beautifully maintained, this large family home is ready to move straight into while offering scope to renovate and add value down the track.

“Situated in one of North Randwick’s most prestigious streets, it is a walk to Centennial Park, village shops, UNSW and city transport.”