A FOUR-bedroom ex-government home at Fisher sold after auction for $655,000 yesterday.
The owners are moving overseas while a young Sydney couple is moving into the home at 39 Rossarden Street.
The home was passed in at $631,000 in front of about 50 onlookers.
Negotiations struck a pleasing result for the owners.
Peter Blackshaw agent Bronwyn McGrath said, ''They basically rebuilt the home a few years ago''.
She said one of the homes biggest selling points was its open-plan living design. The house is located on a block of more than 730 square metres and has a mid-level energy efficiency rating of 3.5.
It also has ducted gas heating, frameless shower screens and polished porcelain tiles in its bathrooms.
There are automatic doors on the garage while schools and ovals are only a short walk away.
All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, while plenty of light streams into the house.
There are cedar doors inside and a timber deck outside.
Ms McGrath said the Canberra real estate market appeared to be picking up.
''It seems to have been a bit better over the past two weeks,'' she said.
Meanwhile, a two-bedroom cottage at Queanbeyan, which has not been on the market in almost half a century, sold for $432,000.
The home at 17 Surveyor Street, represented by the Ray White agency, included separate dining and lounge areas, an extended family room and open-plan kitchen.
This week's results
5 Walker Crescent, Griffith – sold for $720,000
16/29 Temperley Street, Nicholls - passed in
6 Bamir Square, Ngunnawal - passed in
14 Rowland Street, Macgregor - passed in
3 Lynd Place, Downer - passed in
39 Rossarden Street, Fisher – sold for $655,000
14/60 Boldrewood Street, Turner - passed in
17a Clark Close, Spence – passed in
18 Rocklands Street, Duffy – passed in
6 Victa Place, Dunlop – passed in
23 Hackett Gardens, Turner – sold for $965,000
25 Hackett Gardens, Turner – sold for $965,000
11 Boree Place, Jerrabomberra – passed in
17 Surveyor Street, Queanbeyan - sold for $432,000
51 Ennor Crescent, Florey – passed in