Young gun takes title

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 25-Sep-2015

HAMMER TIME: Zeb Broadbent.

A Young Bendigo agent took first place at the Victorian Young Auctioneers Competition on Monday.

McKean McGregor’s Zeb Broadbent won the event with Jamie Quinlan of Elders Pakenham named as runner-up.

Zeb and Jamie will now continue to work on their selling style as they will represent Victoria at the 2016 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition to be held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. 

They will compete against other state finalists for the title of ALPA 2016 National Young Auctioneer and the opportunity to represent Australia at the International Livestock Auctioneer Championships held at the Calgary Stampede in Canada.

Each auctioneer sold their three lots while being judged by a panel of three auctioneers from within the industry. 

They were marked on diction, values, voice and manner, as well as their presence and
unique style.

“The competition was such a success. The talent on display is a testament to the hard work, dedication and training the competitors have put towards their profession,” ALPA president Dave Corcoran said. 

In yet another busy weekend for local agents, a bevy of properties are scheduled to go under the hammer this weekend as the spring selling season continues.

The Professionals have a large (approximately) 1360 square metre allotment set on two titles at 151 Rowan Street, Bendigo to be auctioned from 1.30pm Saturday. There’s a current planning permit for four double storey townhouses applicable to the site, which is directly behind the St John of God hospital and within walking distance of the CBD.

The Professionals also have a double storey four bedroom townhouse at 41 Uley Street in the hospital precinct, close to Lake Weeroona, local parks, the gallery, theatre and of course the CBD. This executive townhouse is set to be auctioned at 11.30am Saturday.

Elders Bendigo have a weatherboard home offering up to three bedrooms, set on approximately 663 square metres at 57 Powells Avenue, East Bendigo, to be auctioned from 10am Saturday onsite. The property has previously been used as offices, and is zoned Industrial 3.

Elders also has a rare opportunity to purchase a 2.75 hectare (approx.) site at 316-318 High Street, Kangaroo Flat at auction from 1pm, Wednesday, September 30, and a stunning farmlet on about 7.3 acres at 551 Axe Creek Road, Axe Creek which is scheduled for auction from 12pm Saturday. This beautiful property features four bedrooms, the main having a four-piece ensuite. 

The property offers a great dream lifestyle opportunity within 20 minutes of the CBD, with extensive shedding, separate studio and workshop and a wonderful garden and rockery.

CR Martin has a beautifully renovated three bedroom home at 21 Heinz Street, White Hills up for auction from 11am Saturday. 

This home also features polished pine boards, large bedrooms, a stunning bathroom and ornate fireplaces. 

Tweed Sutherland First National has a California bungalow at 28 Havlin Street West, Bendigo to auction from 11am Saturday. The property offers up to three bedrooms, polished hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings and a workshop and spacious rear yard. 

The latest Housing Industry Association- Colorbond steel Housing 100 Report highlights further growth in dwelling commencements for Australia’s largest volume builders in 2014/15. 

HIA chief economist, Dr Harley Dale said the total number of Housing 100 starts increased for a third straight year in 2014/15 with a total of 68,621 dwellings.

“This is the second highest number of Housing 100 starts on record,” Dr Dale said.

“The Housing 100 started 47,929 detached houses in 2014/15. The nation’s largest 100 builders also commenced 20,692 multi-units and semi-detached dwellings, a new record for the Housing 100.”

He said the focus would now turn to building on a strong new residential cycle through vital economic and taxation reform to ensure sufficient housing supply is maintained in coming decades to house Australia’s growing and ageing population.


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