Canberra open home is back as more COVID-19 restrictions ease in ACT | Canberra Times

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Canberra buyers have flocked to ACT’s first open homes since mid-August, and they showed up in large numbers Saturday to inspect properties. Property sites showed that more than 500 open homes were planned for Saturday in the greater Canberra region alone. From Friday, October 29, COVID-19 restrictions were eased, allowing open-house inspections to continue with 25 people before the indoor density limit of one person per year. four square meters are used. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: Real estate agent Justin Taylor of McGrath Canberra welcomed eager buyers through the doors of 15 Ray Ellis Crescent, Forde Saturday afternoon. About 40 groups of buyers inspected the property at various times during the half hour. “It was good. [Open homes] are much more effective than one-on-one deals, “he said. Until the weekend, buyers had been limited to private, 15-minute inspections after the COVID-19 rules were changed in September. Taylor said many buyers felt more relaxed in an open home environment while salespeople could feel confident that they would get the best result. “It’s more conducive to a better result because you can effectively get many more people through during the campaign than we previously could,” he really. ACT’s CEO of the Estate Institute, Michelle Tynan, said further easing of the restrictions meant it was back in the real estate market. “One-on-one inspections meant many hours, but only a relatively few inspections, “she said.” So now we have the capacity to show so many people through, and there are just so many buyers who are excited to go and see property and be able to do so consistently. “I know that many of the agents are like small children around the Christmas tree, they are very excited to be able to return to normal practice. “It’s a welcome return, the real estate market is definitely ready for it.” real estate agent Hayman Partners had close to 40 open homes planned over the weekend. Principal Brett Hayman said the change was good news for buyers, but accumulated demand could lead to increased competition for properties. “They have more time to see the property but I think they will discover that there will be more people [inspecting] so it can create a bit of urgency, “he said. Mr Hayman said sellers no longer had to leave their homes for long periods while inspections took place, which could encourage more homeowners to list their properties for sale.” I think the sellers are going to like it more, they do not have to walk for two hours to have seven people through their house. They can get the seven people through in 15 to 20 minutes now, “he said. Saturday also started a big week of real estate auctions across the capital. According to CoreLogic, 141 Canberra homes were slated to go under the hammer, making it the busiest week. with auctions since the end of 2018. Among Saturday’s auction results was a five-bedroom house in Nicholls that sold for $ 1,536,000, while a two-bedroom house of more than 1,000 square feet in Ainslie that sold for $ 2.17 million Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community, so you can continue to access our trusted content:


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