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Young homeowner buys childhood home at auction

PHOTO: The 28-year-old was the only bidder and bought the house for $460,000.

A young househunter has snapped up the Para Vista home she grew up in at a “super emotional” auction where she was the only bidder.

It was an emotional moment for a family as their young daughter bought the home she grew up in.

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The auction for 13 Ellwood Ave in Para Vista was held on Election Day and according to Ray White’s chief auctioneer John Morris, it was a heartwarming result.

“Gemma was taken home to this house when she was born, and has now bought it back from the owners who her family sold it to in 2014,” Mr Morris said.

Ray White’s chief auctioneer John Morris with Gemma who bought 13 Ellwood Ave, Para Vista at auction. Pic: supplied.

Ray White’s chief auctioneer John Morris with Gemma who bought 13 Ellwood Ave, Para Vista at auction. Pic: supplied.

“As you can imagine, it is a very special sale for her and her partner who was watching on Facetime,” he said.

The 28-year-old was the only bidder and bought the house for $460,000.

Interestingly, Gemma said the house was not on her radar.

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“My partner and I already have another house and we had been looking for another property as an investment,” she said.

13 Ellwood Ave, Para Vista. Pic: supplied.

13 Ellwood Ave, Para Vista. Pic: supplied.

“As we were searching online, the house came up and I was surprised to see it listed for sale.

“We quickly spoke to our bank and decided to go for it.

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“As my partner works away we weren’t able to come for the inspections, so I decided to go to the auction nevertheless.

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