A four-bedroom home in Waramanga, in the Weston Creek district, sold for $1,220,000 last week to a family who were only able to view the property online.
The sale is among some of the highest for the suburb and is well above the median sales price of houses in the area, which is currently $743,000 according to CoreLogic.
The house went on the market just days before the ACT plunged into lockdown and 37 interested buyers attended the first and only inspection of 19 Damala Street, Waramanga.
In the first weeks of lockdown, photographers and videographers weren't allowed to step foot inside a property, so the seller took on the task of filming their own video walk-through of the home.
"They walked through and did a video and we sent it off to our videographer to cut it up and organise a virtual tour so then we were able to send that out to people," said selling agent Cris O'Brien of Home by Holly Dickson.
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As the lockdown continued, the sellers were just about to make a decision on whether to go ahead with a virtual auction when two offers came through.
"The family who bought it had been in the market and looking for quite some time and they had just moved out of a rental property and were pretty keen to buy something so they bought it, sight unseen," said Ms O'Brien.
Located on a 774-square-metre block, the two-level home is well-suited to a family, with expansive living spaces, a central renovated kitchen and a separate parents' retreat downstairs with a master suite, walk-in robe and study nook.
According to CoreLogic, the four-bedroom home last sold in 2016 for $719,000.
The sale is one of the highest for Waramanga and follows a number of recent record sales, including as a four-bedroom home that sold for $1,505,000 in June.
Ms O'Brien said the area is following the rising price trends seen in Canberra's inner city suburbs.
"I think it's all due to still not enough stock to meet buyer demand ... across Canberra that's happening and definitely [in] Weston Creek we're seeing some of those suburbs that maybe were not as strong as others catching up," she said.
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