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Inground Pool And Tennis Court

Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday April 17, 1999

JANNE McFADDEN

Wombiri, at 107 Bignell Street, Illawong, is for auction on April 29.

This north-facing brick house with both views and access to the water is situated on a block of about 1,200 square metres.

It offers four bedrooms and a rumpus room. There's a solar-heated inground pool and a half-sized tennis court with lights. The agent is Century 21 Sutherland on 9521 2000, and inspections are on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 1 pm to 1.45 pm. It is expected to sell in the $600,000s range.

Illawong house sales last year reached $42.4 million. The total in 1997 was $53.7 million, well up from $31.8 million in 1996.

The 22 auctions last year had a clearance rate of 59 per cent, for a total of $4.1 million and average of $452,000. The 33 in 1997 had a 55 per cent clearance rate and made $6.9 million (average $384,000), while the 14 in 1996 had a 36 per cent clearance rate and made $1.8 million ($365,000).

The 94 private treaty sales last year totalled $38.4 million (average $408,000). The 128 in 1997 made $46.8 million ($365,000), while the 95 in 1996 made $30 million ($312,000).

So far this year Illawong sales include 43 Austin Street for $390,000; 5 Field Place for $330,000; 78 Fowler Road for $337,750; 144 Fowler Road for $460,000; Lot 5 Griffin Parade for $590,000; 56 Moreton Road for $350,000; 60 Moreton Road for $365,000; 231 Old Illawarra Road for $310,000; 34 Osprey Drive for $420,000; 72 Osprey Drive for $580,000; 7 Phoenix Place for $465,000; 3 Reid Place for $430,000; 8 Reid Place for $310,000; 7 Roebuck Place for $347,000; 6 Sylvan Ridge Drive for $485,000 and 14 Wales Close for $377,000.

Australian Property Monitors compiles The Sydney Morning Herald Home Price Guide. Phone: 8268 8200.

© 1999 Sydney Morning Herald

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