Run-down bach sells for $445,000
Thursday 2 December 2004
A run-down Waikanae beachfront bach has sold for $445,000 – $120,000 more than it fetched a year ago.
By The LandlordThe price was almost double the property's ratable valuation of $240,000 and reflects the soaring demand for waterfront property that has seen prices skyrocket around the country.
The Tutere St bach was auctioned on Saturday. A Bayleys Real Estate spokesman said there were four or five bidders for the bach, which was on a 696-square-metre section and had uninterrupted views to Kapiti Island.
It was bought by a Wellington couple who would use it as a weekend retreat and possibly build a new house there, he said.
The property was sold a year ago for $325,000. Before that it was owned by the same family for more than 70 years.
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