A home for sale for the first time since 1955 has drawn a big crowd

By Demi Treloar

A Brisbane builder and his wife have paid $800,000 for a Newmarket home at auction this morning.

Ben and Karen McBryde shared a sweet kiss once their new home at 75 Daisy St was declared sold by Ray White Albion selling agent and auctioneer David Treloar.

Mr McBryde, who works for Valeco Homes, plans to renovate the property, offered for sale for the first time since 1955.

“We bought this one so we could be close to schools for the kids,” he said.

“But I do like renovating. We sold one last Christmas, a Queenslander-style at Kedron, and finished a new build at Aspley.”

Mrs McBryde said she felt nervous as the auction was underway.

With 13 registered bidders keen to buy the property, the auction was done and dusted within 10 minutes.

The starting bid was $650,000 and 16 bids were made during the auction which was attended by close to 50 people.

Auctioneer David Treloar declares the house sold to a young Brisbane couple. Photo Adam Armstrong

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home, on a 599sq m block, was sold by four children, including Judy Dowsett, whose mother was going to a nursing home.

Mrs Dowsett said she had many special memories growing up at the property.

“It was a really happy family home,” Mrs Dowsett said.

“We all spent lots of time in the yard. We had a netball hoop and played cricket out there.”

Original Story: Reshni Ratnam,

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