The property at 19 Lowrie Street was listed the day the lockdown restrictions were announced by the ACT Government last week.
“We have had no physical inspections so interested buyers have only really seen it via a short video we took,” Mr Bunday said. “Even last year in lockdown we were able to take buyers through in a one-on-one capacity…there was a lot more leeway.”
Such restrictions have not held back virtual interest from active house hunters looking to buy into the Canberra property market.
Mr Bunday told Zango that he has been in talks with several interested buyers and had a few requests for copies of the contract.
There has been substantial interest from owner occupiers and investors.
Positioned just moments from some of Canberra’s most popular shops, the two-storey duplex offers contemporary features and a relaxing lifestyle.
The charming entry foyers leads past the staircase and living room to a dining room with direct access to the outdoor patio.
The kitchen and laundry flow on from the dining room and are areas which see plenty of natural light during the day.
The dining room is half the size of the entire ground floor and decorated with polished timber floorboards. From here, sliding doors bring the inside out as the space connects to a large deck and leafy backyard. This low-maintenance lawn is the ideal place to privately relax in the sun.
Back inside and upstairs are three spacious bedrooms with built-in-wardrobes and windows that look out across the natural surrounds. There is also the main bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tiles and a bathtub / shower.
The newly listed property is on a 428sqm block in the RZ4 zone.
“The RZ4 zone means the property is open to future redevelopments, subject to planning approval,” Mr Bunday said.
“It also means you can build on 80 per cent of the land and build up to three storeys with basement parking.”
When asked about the main attraction, Mr Bunday did not hesitate to describe the property’s convenient location to the local Dickson shops, light rail and Civic. This proximity to Dickson shops will only be of greater value once Woolworths has finished its redevelopment.
Mr Bunday has been selling properties across Canberra’s inner north for over 25 years and said as time goes on, two-storey duplexes in Dickson are becoming more and more popular with buyers.
“This property has a lot of character and charm, which is what people are seeking.”
According to Zango data, the property was last on the market in 2014 when it sold for $567,500. Dickson has a current median sale price of $615,000 and a population of 2149.
To find out more about 19 Lowrie Street in Dickson, contract LJ Hooker Dickson’s Stephen Bunday on 0416 014 431 or Andrew Grenfell on 0424 858 529. The property is due to go under the virtual hammer on 4 September at 11:30am.
By Evangeline Maguire